Posts Tagged ‘Sustainable Cities’

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 […]

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

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