Posts Tagged ‘Inspiration and Solutions from Cities’

Dense suburban New Towns – solution for high-growth urban areas?

Picture 1. Tin Shui Wai new town in 2005 Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tinshuiwai_2005.jpg Hong Kong is the ’dream’ of urban planners: the city has been consistently developed in the last decades according to the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) principles, creating strong link between urban density and efficient public transport. What are the pros and cons of such [...]

By Ivan Tosics, on December 17th, 2015 at 14:56

Boosting Youth Enterprising Skills in Glasgow

The Bad Idea Organisation participates in My Generation at Work URBACT project in Glasgow. Discover how their approach helps boosting youth enterprising skills through youth enterprise competitions! 

By URBACT, on May 12th, 2014 at 12:38

Improving Impact for Roma Inclusion

Roma inclusion is the theme of Roma-Net II, one of the three URBACT pilot networks, undertaking exchange and learning about the delivery of Local Action Plans. Six of the original partners from the first phase, (Almeria, Bologna, Budapest, Glasgow, Nagykálló and Torrent) have agreed to continue their collaboration. Roma-NeT II offers an opportunity for these cities [...]

By Sally Kneeshaw, on May 2nd, 2014 at 15:58

‘Love Your Local Market’ Goes Global

Do you ever shop at a market or visit them on holidays? Have you ever stopped to think about a market’s role in city life? The contribution it makes to the community and the economy? Whether it is successful? Data from 2008 shows there are 25,000 retail markets in Europe (including open-air/street and covered markets) [...]

By Alison Partridge, on April 25th, 2014 at 16:21

Six URBACT „Golden Nuggets” For Successful Partner Visits

URBACT Projects include a lot of study visits, where partners from several cities travel to one network city to get a sense of the project’s context, local actors, successes and obstacles. What makes for a good partner’s study visits? Here are a few tips from the last project Kick-off meetings. 1. Increase Innovation Potential With [...]

By Ivan Tosics, on March 14th, 2014 at 17:19

Towards A European Urban Agenda: Debates Around #EUCities Conference

Storify by URBACT Fri, Feb 28 2014 07:07:28 The ‘Cities for Tomorrow, Investing In Europe’ conference, organised in Brussels in February, aimed at discussing the why, how and what of the European Urban Agenda. Discussions on the conference, the agenda and on links between Europe and Cities spreaded accross to Twitter. Here is URBACT’s Best-Of! [...]

By URBACT, on February 28th, 2014 at 17:12

Interview With István Hunyadi, RE-BLOCK, Budapest

The 18th district of Budapest started to built up the RE-Block (REviving high-rise Blocks for cohesive and green neighborhoods) network based on the need to find new tools and solutions to give a boost to rehabilitate the “Havanna” high-rise block building estate, a deprived urban area situated at the outskirts of the 18th district of [...]

By Mariann Majorné Venn, on February 25th, 2014 at 19:31

Ljutomer’s Experience Within The Active Travel Network Project In Video

The municipality of Ljutomer, Slovenia, has been a partner in the URBACT II project Active Travel Network which was launched in 2009 and completed in 2012. Active Travel Network partners were looking to encourage Active Travel in cities as appropriate means of transport for short trips to tackle environmental problems. Ljutomer joined the URBACT project Active [...]

By Petra Očkerl, on February 7th, 2014 at 16:00

What is Coming in 2014 for URBACT

As a new year started, the editors of this blog paid a visit to Emmanuel Moulin, Head of URBACT Secretariat. Aside from enjoying the view of Paris skyline the secretariat office in Saint Denis offers, we also came back with a very timely blog post – as it turned out, there will be a lot [...]

By URBACT, on January 29th, 2014 at 18:57

Best Of URBACT Blog 2013

The URBACT Blog is a space for several contributors to share experiences on and insights in the diversity of issues they encounter in and around their activities in URBACT. Here is a selection of articles which we particularly enjoyed reading in 2013: Change and social Innovation, Shrinking Cities, Soft Mobility, Urban Struggles, Stakeholder’s involvement. There [...]

By Eddy Adams, on January 21st, 2014 at 19:46