Posts Tagged ‘sustainable development’

Siena: civic engagement for a resilient city

In the face of adversity, Siena (IT) turned to new actors for its urban development. Elisa Filippi, National URBACT Point Italy says its citizens and the municipality stepped up, with projects including new community hub, regenerating the “Green Valleys” and turning Siena into one of the first carbon free provinces in Europe in 2013. Between […]

By Elisa Filippi, on August 14th, 2019 at 11:13

#Basque2016, What was it about ?

Try next time, before attending your upcoming conference, to predict the main message of the meeting. In most cases you will succeed: conferences on economy and innovation usually argue for the ’modernistic perspective’ in which technical novelties will dominate and solve all the problems. In a sharp contrast to that environmental conferences will present the […]

By Ivan Tosics, on May 27th, 2016 at 12:23

What’s art got to do with it? 4 reasons why sustainable cities need artists and cultural institutions on board

Bristol’s Park Street turned into a 90-meter water slide, Photo by Luke Jerram It all started with a water slide, on a sunny Sunday morning two years ago. Over 65.000 people stood in Bristol’s Park Street to watch the lucky 360 go head-first down the 90-meter slide. The installation by the British artist Luke Jerram […]

By Ania Rok, on March 30th, 2016 at 13:48

Austria Bikes to Work: What About You?

‘Ich Radel Zur Arbeit’ , or ‘I am riding my bike to work’ in English was the keyword of a successful campaign led by the City of Weiz to increase the use of soft transportation means and at the same time the health of its population. This experience is one of those exchanged in the […]

By Segolene Pruvot, on March 4th, 2013 at 18:43

Who should be happier: people or cars?

A As Slovenia’s capital and regional centre, Ljubljana has the typical problems of a large and attractive city. Predictably, it is constantly overcrowded with cars and therefore just getting around town, is a constant problem, especially during the rush hours,when, given the extreme congestion, using either a car or public transport is nearly impossible. Cycling, […]

By URBACT, on December 16th, 2011 at 15:51