18 May - 20 May

Le Plessis-Robinson, France

Architecture and the Edges of Public Space: Tools and Strategies for a New Urban Agenda

International Making Cities Livable (IMCL) conference 2022 The IMCL is a unique peer-to-peer gathering of civic leaders, professionals and scholars dedicated to transitioning to a […]

01 Jun - 03 Jun

Helsingborg, Sweden

Urban Future Helsingborg 2022

Smaller cities have unique challenges but at the same time, often provide unique opportunities. Urban Future Helsingborg 2022 (UF22) is all about those smaller cities […]

01 Jun - 03 Jun

Helsingborg, Sweden

Urban Future 22: Europe’s leading event to make cities sustainable

On June 1-3, 2022, the global community of urban shapers will meet in Helsingborg, Sweden. This mid-sized city, located on the Swedish coast overlooking Denmark, […]

07 Jun

Urban Living Labs: Collectively shaping urban futures with experimental approache

Over the last ten years, co-creative experimental methods have become widely spread to address urban challenges in Europe. These endeavors reflect the need for open, […]

08 Jun - 09 Jun

Urban Living Labs: Let’s co-create! But how to start?

A training workshop on planning and maintaining experimental approaches for urban transitions There is a lot of fuzz around experimental methods such as urban living […]

10 Jun

Zero Carbon Cities: Targeting Climate Change

Zero Carbon Cities: Targeting Climate Change is an URBACT funded action planning network helping seven cities with the transition to Zero Carbon, led by Manchester […]

14 Jun - 16 Jun

Pantin, France

URBACT City Festival

The event will be organised under the French presidency of the Council of the European Union and will take place in Pantin / Greater Paris. The […]

26 Jun - 30 Jun

Katowice, Poland

Transforming our Cities for a Better Urban Future

The WUF was established in 2001 by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanisation and […]

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Determined

Determined

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

19/05/2022

I recently discovered the manfra “Radiant“. It offers a description of a world… so similar to ours! To fight “the bad guys” (called “the inquisition”), […]
Advocacy
Give cities the staffing means for their climate ambitions

Give cities the staffing means for their climate ambitions

A study, a manifesto, and a campaign for more local staff to achieve the climate transition

18/05/2022

Local governments are at the forefront of managing crises. It has been true with the COVID crisis, it is still valid with the war in […]
News
Getting to the local zero: eradicating energy poverty at city level

Getting to the local zero: eradicating energy poverty at city level

Launch of a new support mechanism by the Covenant of Mayors

17/05/2022

To help cities prepare for the setup of support mechanisms for the most vulnerable, the European Covenant of Mayors just launched its pillar on Energy Poverty. Besides “mitigation” and “adaptation”, this third pillar should help signatories define targets and measures related to the social negative impacts of rising energy prices, poor housing or even decarbonization as a radical transformation of production and consumption patterns.
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Highlights of Energy Cities Forum 2022 in Brussels

Highlights of Energy Cities Forum 2022 in Brussels

A glimpse into a long-awaited gathering

28/04/2022

More than 150 network members and partners participated in Energy Cities Forum on 21-22 April 2022 in Brussels. After a three-years break caused by Covid-19, […]
News
Learning to take control of our destiny

Learning to take control of our destiny

Policy op-ed by Claire Roumet

14/04/2022

What have we learnt from past crises? Are we better prepared for those to come? It is often disheartening to see how little we learn […]

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Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

The world's largest movement for local climate and energy action.
Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

After the adoption, in 2008, of the 2020 EU Climate and Energy Package, the European Commission launched the Covenant of Mayors to endorse and support the efforts deployed by local authorities in the implementation of sustainable energy policies.

NetZeroCities

NetZeroCities

A journey towards climate-neutral cities in Europe
NetZeroCities

NetZeroCities (NZC) is part of the Horizon 2020 Reseach and Innovation Programme in support of European Union’s Green Deal. It will support Europe in its […]

EUKI Living Streets

EUKI Living Streets

How to experiment new forms of city life
EUKI Living Streets

Based on the experience gained by Ghent’s Living Streets and the lessons learnt from the EU funded project Living Streets, this new project will support additional cities from Croatia, Greece and Portugal to develop and implement their Living Streets concept.

Cities4PEDs

Cities4PEDs

Exploring city levers to enable Positive Energy Districts (PEDs) across diverging contexts
Cities4PEDs

Brussels, Vienna and Stockholm jointly investigate how cities can adapt and use their planning and implementation instruments so that urban development results in neighbourhoods that produce more energy than they consume.