Posts Tagged ‘Sustainable Cities’

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

Heritage as Opportunity – HerO Infographic

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

Poitiers is changing…

Inhabitants and guests of Poitiers are witnessing multiple alterations in their town’s heritage area. Poitiers is a historic town situated in the west central area of France which contains a large panel of cultural heritage. Its population reaches 83.500 inhabitants. Since Poitiers joined the URBACT HerO project, many transformations have been completed on the ground: […]

By URBACT, on April 27th, 2011 at 14:25

Cross-cutting 2.0 approaches to the sustainable city

This week, the overview of the favorite topics of urban practionners on the web 2.0 is completed by multisectoral websites which choose to deal with the sustainable city through a cross-cutting approach. Sustainable planning of cities is – at its name indicates – the main topic of , a database -that aim to inspire […]

By URBACT, on April 19th, 2011 at 15:26

Discussion on EU Transport White Paper

Within the framework of the “Commentvisions” Sustainable Mobility theme (March) a debate was organised in the European Parliament (29th March, 2011) on the “EU white paper: a blueprint for smarter and greener transport”. Emphasising the fundamental tenet of the internal market – free transfer of people and goods – the importance of transport for economic […]

By URBACT, on March 31st, 2011 at 15:41

How Cities from the Caribbean could turn into sustainable ones ?

The International Town-Planning Days are celebrated each November 8th, in 30 countries on 4 continents. Such celebration is the very occasion to discuss on the future of cities and territories. For the first time in France, these International Days occurred in French overseas territories, in Fort-de-France, Martinique, thanks notably to SFU (French Society of Town-planners), […]

By URBACT, on February 14th, 2011 at 14:37

What can we do to ensure cities are sustainable now?

Cities are responsible for nearly 80% of carbon dioxide emissions, and in the EU transport accounts for around 25% of those emissions. So it follows that de-carbonising urban mobility is a critical challenge to ensure sustainable cities. Many believe that electro mobility can play an important part in multi-modal strategies to green transport. This is […]

By URBACT, on January 19th, 2011 at 13:18

How good are the energy certification “good guys”

While many member states have introduced energy standards to be respected for new (particularly residential) construction in recent years, since 2003 the EU has added an extra stimulus to this process promoting adoption of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).  Recast in 2009 to strengthen commitment on this issue, the Directive incites the adoption […]

By URBACT, on November 9th, 2010 at 14:40

“Hyper-active” travel in London

Following developments in Paris, Brussels and other EU cities, London introduced a Cycle Hire scheme on the 30th of July 2010. After 10 weeks of operation the system has already welcomed its millionth passenger and while the scale of the operation cannot yet match the Parisian experience (20,600 bikes available) up until now it has […]

By URBACT, on October 15th, 2010 at 09:49