Archives for 2011

URBACT : Hands on participative policy making

Today opens in Krakow the first URBACT Summer University. Dedicated to members of the URBACT Local Support Groups (ULSG), the URBACT Summer University will be the opportunity for all the participants to learn more and apply tools of participative urban policy making. Local Support Groups are one of the key innovations in the URBACT programme […]

By URBACT, on August 28th, 2011 at 18:07

Diary of a Cruise Port Observer

Unlike some Port – City relationships Ajaccio (Corsica) and its port facilities are virtually inseparable, territorially, physically, visually and even functionally. The harbour and bay provide a full range of modern day port facilities, combining the traditional “Gare Maritime” with its ferry services to Sardinia and mainland Italy and France, with yacht and pleasure boat […]

By URBACT, on August 25th, 2011 at 14:33

Facing demolitions and forced evictions: involving youngsters

The effects of Demolitions and Forced Evictions on Youngsters in Utrecht When neighbourhoods fall into decline, cities often set up large-scale regeneration projects to revive them. Frequently, these projects also involve demolitions and forced evictions, strongly affecting local residents. Much research has been done in this field, but not much is known about the effects […]

By URBACT, on August 18th, 2011 at 14:25

Heritage as Opportunity – HerO Infographic

By URBACT, on July 20th, 2011 at 15:00

Preparing the Local Support Groups to Summer University

As a joint initiative of the partners of the URBACT National Dissemination Point Poland, the URBACT Secretariat and the Ministry of Regional Development, a series of three thematic seminars was introduced to Polish members of the Urbact Local Support Groups (ULSG). The pilot project was to prepare the issues mostly interesting for the ULSG and […]

By URBACT, on July 13th, 2011 at 15:20

Promoting the new digital culture to elder people

The Senior Lab is one of the projects designed and conceived by the Fundación Privada para el Fomento de la Sociedad del Conocimiento (Private Foundation for the Development of the Knowledge Society). The Foundation was created in 2008, driven by Cornellà de Llobregat’s city council. Its main objective is to promote the new digital culture […]

By URBACT, on June 27th, 2011 at 18:32

2.0 Sustainable city : An update

Our study of key websites spreading ideas around the blogosphere for building a sustainable urban development is getting more precise! Below are  other websites URBACT has discovered as reference sources on the thematic fields URBACT covers: transport, innovation, environment, inner cities . Let’s have a look at them ! Transport Ville, Rail & Transports focuses […]

By URBACT, on June 21st, 2011 at 16:42

Electric Vehicles – noise reduction, noise production?

Alongside a cooling of urban relations with the motor car, through the years there have been many sound arguments put forward supporting moves to revolutionise mobility management in our cities. The increasing interest in applying traffic calming measures has been provoked by the need to counter the paralysing  impacts of congestion but also as a […]

By URBACT, on June 8th, 2011 at 14:19

Vienna’s Climate Protection Program

Today the International Energy Agency announced that energy-related carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2010 were the highest in history: 80% of projected 2020 emissions from the power sector are already locked in. Such increase stresses the necessity for cities to take the lead to reduce CO2 emissions at local level, by designing innovative strategies. Let’s have […]

By URBACT, on May 30th, 2011 at 17:14

Neapolitan pupils discovering the Port of Naples

One of the activities in the framework of the URBACT CTUR Project is to involve the schools of the city and their 1000 pupils. The President of the Port Authority of Naples, Luciano Dassatti, met 1000 students from  junior schools to talk about the sea and the ports. The project “The Port of Naples meets […]

By URBACT, on May 20th, 2011 at 10:42