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2 December 2021

Thinkers, dreamers, doers: Looking back at the 9th Informed Cities Forum

How do cultural heritage and electric mobility shape our cities in the future? Questions such as this were exactly the focus at the 9th Informed Cities Forum (ICF), held online from October 26th to 28th 2021. The forum engaged 173 dreamers, thinkers and doers from 56 cities and 35 countries in an un...

1 December 2021

ICLEI supports Belgium to improve ICT purchases and sustainable procurement

Improving the sustainability of ICT (Information and communication technology) is important for more sustainable procurement overall. Sustainable ICT is about making sure that information and communication technology is designed and managed to minimise environmental impact and meet sustainable devel...

29 November 2021

A Coruña spearheads new UrbanByNature hub to make nature flourish in Spain

The time for Nature-based Solutions (NBS) to take their rightful place in Spain has arrived. This week, the City of A Coruña (Spain) launched a new hub to enhance exchange on NBS among Spanish and global cities, connect stakeholders such as municipalities, universities, NGOs and SMEs to polic...

26 November 2021

A new pathway to resilience: ICLEI welcomes new 'Making Cities Resilient 2030' Resilience Hubs in Europe

From extreme weather events such as floods in Germany and wildfires in Greece to the COVID-19 pandemic, disaster risks are growing and becoming more relevant to people living in urban centres. To solve different crises like the ones the world experienced in 2021, cities need access to relevant resou...

25 November 2021

Danish, Dutch and Spanish public buyers win 2021 Procura+ Awards

The winners of the 2021 Procura+ Awards were announced on 23 November in an online ceremony streamed live on YouTube. The Province of Zeeland (the Netherlands) won for “Procurement Initiative of the Year”, while the cities of Copenhagen and Odense (Denmark) won “Sustainable Procure...

24 November 2021

Learn from peer experiences, insights, recommendations for successful energy transition

Communities across Europe are pushing forward energy transition to forge a more sustainable future. This makes it critically important to learn from each others' experiences and apply the recommendations that arise from these various transition efforts. Two succinct and visual publications enable ju...

24 November 2021

Winner of the Transformative Action Award 2021 is revealed

The citizen-centred cooperative La Titaranya SCCL was crowned the Transformative Action of 2021 this week at a virtual ceremony hosted by the European Committee of the Regions. The organisation impressed the jury with their action, which focuses on the physical and social rehabilitation of a local, ...

23 November 2021

Implementing natural solutions for more circular urban water systems

Water is an increasingly scarce and polluted resource, especially in urban areas. To address this a new EU funded project, aptly titled NICE, will create innovative and enhanced nature-based solutions to create closed and sustainable urban water loops. What are nature-based solutions? These solutio...

22 November 2021

The search is on for innovative financing examples of smart city solutions

The European Commission's Smart Cities Marketplace & ICLEI are searching for cases to showcase the possibilities of private financing to deploy smart city solutions. Share your city's successful case to highlight different forms of private finance and help share the best ideas for cities, and/o...