Archives for 2011

Indoor Air Quality

While a number of URBACT projects are actively investigating ways of improving environmental conditions and quality of life, an important contributing factor to poor human health and comfort  is often afforded less direct attention. Yet owing to the fact that EU populations spend disproportionately more of their time inside buildings – whether it be homes, […]

By URBACT, on January 16th, 2011 at 14:41

International Syposium for the UNESCO – Sesto San Giovanni Application

Sesto San Giovanni, partner in NeT-TOPIC URBACT Project, is a city undergoing transformation: from the 20th century factory town to a new multi-functional city, with high quality housing, commercial space and offices, new green areas and public facilities. The new urban development plan, called Piano di Governo del Territorio (P.G.T.), is the framework for this […]

By URBACT, on January 11th, 2011 at 15:40

Metropolitan Governance

NeT-TOPIC Project cities share a set of common challenges. All of them are peripheral territories located in different European metropolitan areas. These cities have developed and continue to develop strategies to transform their nature as urban slums, which were created and evolved in the context of the industrialisation process some decades ago. This peripheral character […]

By URBACT, on January 7th, 2011 at 15:22

Getting Visions from Children and Youngster – The Creative School Contest in Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary

Under the URBACT Creative Clusters project, the Municipality of Hódmezóvásárhely launched the “Creative School Contest” at the end of November 2009. The main topic of it was how young children imagine the city in 15 years. The leadership of the town regards the young generation’s opinion and imagination is really important and significant, because the […]

By URBACT, on January 7th, 2011 at 11:21