urban planning

The concept of ‘planning’ and ‘managing’ cities is not a new one. Local administrations have often tried to tackle the challenges associated with large population density through territorial-based policies.

Until recently, major urban planning strategies covered all aspects of urban planning, both aesthetic and practical: streets, building facades, parks, sewers and water works, facilities and public monuments.

Cities today face new challenges and urban planning has adapted to accommodate these. Administrations have to consider the future of our cities in a globalised and interconnected world, and deal with issues such as climate change mitigation, social inclusion and preserving cultural heritage.  

As described in ‘A practitioner’s guide to neighbourhood regeneration’, our working group on urban regeneration’s November 2011 report: “Urban regeneration is a social, economic, physical, sustainable, demographic, financial and collaborative issue”.

Urban regeneration is at the core of city planning. Urban regeneration can be defined as the integrated local redevelopment of deprived areas (neighbourhood, city, metropolitan area). It covers many aspects of city life: physical, social and environmental. Approaches depend on a city’s history, and therefore policies must be integrated and area-based.

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publication date: 10-12-2018

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EUROCITIES event at COP24: How cultural heritage can contribute to sustainability

A side event we're organising with partners at COP24 in Katowice on 6 December will explore how cities can work together to boost sustainable and inclusive business innovation in cultural heritage to raise ambitions in tackling climate change.

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publication date: 05-12-2018

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publication date: 04-12-2018

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news

publication date: 04-12-2018

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Vital Nodes policy dialogue: towards more efficient and connected urban nodes

To celebrate the first anniversary of the Vital Nodes project, a policy dialogue was organised on 8 November in the Vienna House in Brussels.

news

publication date: 16-11-2018

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Joint lobby letter to the Environment Committee of the European Parliament on the LIFE programme 2021-2027

In view of the Environment Committee vote on 20 November on the European Commission’s proposal on the LIFE Programme for 2021–2027, EUROCITIES, FEDARENE, CEMR, Climate Alliance, Energy Cities and ICLEI request the support of Parliamentarians for the amendments presented in the attached document.

publication

publication date: 15-11-2018

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The dirty diesel disgrace: tackle air pollution now!

EPHA, EUROCITIES and T&E, representing millions of European citizens through city administrations, environmental groups and the public health community, urge the European Commission and national governments to make tackling air pollution from dirty diesel vehicles a political priority for Europe.

publication

publication date: 06-11-2018

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Vital Nodes Policy dialogue in Brussels

Do you want to discuss how to further develop and reinforce the role of cities on core transport corridors? Come to the Vital Nodes policy dialogue co-organised by EUROCITIES and Polis networks.

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start date: 08-11-2018
end date: 08-11-2018

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Vital Nodes Policy dialogue with EU institutions

Do you want to discuss how to further develop and reinforce the role of cities on core transport corridors? Come to the Vital Nodes policy dialogue co-organised by EUROCITIES and Polis networks.

news

publication date: 25-10-2018