Posts Tagged ‘Sustainable Cities’

Tweeting the City: 10 Twitter Accounts We Follow On Urban Issues

Twitter is a beloved place for exchanges on urban issues. Here is a (limited) list of accounts we particularly enjoy following, covering our interests – including but not limited to integrated urban development – in no particular order! @eumayors is the twitter account of a transnational network of cities mayors working toward sustainable cities. @energycities [...]

By URBACT, on April 9th, 2014 at 17:10

Paradiso del Cibo (Food Paradise)

As kids, coming home from school, my sister and I used to have a joke: “If you can’t smell burning in the kitchen, then we’re having salad for dinner.” My Mother has many talents, but cooking isn’t one of them, so it was routine for us to see black smoke billowing out of the kitchen, [...]

By Eddy Adams, on February 5th, 2014 at 13:08

Cities and Globalisation

This week the economist, Harvard professor and author of Triumph of the City, Ed Glaeser, gave a fast paced and inspiring lecture at the London School of Economics on cities and globalization. Many of his comments resonated with the experiences of European cities and knowledge from URBACT networks. His optimism about the positive effects of [...]

By Sally Kneeshaw, on January 24th, 2014 at 16:46

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

Cities in Action for Social Housing: Residents form central link in creating sustainable social housing

Many European cities are currently dealing with the question of how to make social housing more energy efficient and sustainable, without leading to skyrocketing costs. Cities in Action for Social housing (CASH) was an URBACT-network consisting of 11 European cities and regions, which focused on this important and complex challenge. It did not only look [...]

By URBACT, on January 10th, 2014 at 19:19

Shrink Smart : A Challenge for Polish Cities

While the urban population is growing extremely fast in the world, some cities are shrinking dramatically, especially in Europe. It poses a series of problems in terms of liveability, sustainability and rehabilitation. Here the URBACT National Dissemination Point in Poland presents the case of two Polish cities – Bytom and Sosnowiec – that have explored solutions [...]

By Segolene Pruvot, on February 20th, 2013 at 14:01

Calling Mobility Mindsets

What is your vision of urban mobility? What is the definition of quality and sustainability with regards to mobility? How do cities define long term mobility strategies that will deliver on climate goals and maintain competitiveness? These are the challenges outlined in the Cities of Tomorrow European Commission report to be tackled by the URBACT [...]

By URBACT, on May 21st, 2012 at 12:20

Eltis – The Urban Mobility Portal gives you the knowledge to deliver new mobility solutions

“Interested in Know How on Urban Transport?” “Change urban transport” “Take action to make it more sustainable” “Find out what you need to really make a difference” “Inspire others – and be inspired by them” “Build your network to help you deliver” “Share your experience to build better urban transport” Just log on to eltis.org [...]

By URBACT, on February 20th, 2012 at 11:01

Are Electric vehicules sales falling flat?

Recent coverage in the UK media has questioned the viability of the electric cars with the observation that there are now more charging points than cars registered in the UK. Given the nascent state of the market, this is a point that is likely to be closely followed. Most research indicates the ‘chicken or egg’ [...]

By URBACT, on February 13th, 2012 at 11:56

Deprived Urban Areas: RegGov Infographic

By URBACT, on January 9th, 2012 at 17:11