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28 July 2020

Apply to participate in a cultural heritage startup competition

Startups working in cultural heritage are invited to apply to receive access to a mentoring and acceleration programme – valued at €15,000 – to enhance the readiness of their business ideas, including fine-tuning their models, drawing up their business plans, and scouting inves...

28 April 2020

Challenges and opportunities in Katowice amidst the European energy transition

Coal mining is an integral part of the history of the Polish region of Silesia. Its capital, ICLEI Member Katowice, is home to thousands of coal-burning domestic hearths and is the place where Saint Barbara, the patron saint of miners, is venerated. Here, the role of coal is still alive: the Silesia...

22 April 2020

Circular governance: a new approach for urban cultural heritage adaptive-reuse projects

More and more people have become familiar with the concept of "circular economy" – an economic system that aims to eliminate physical waste by redesigning, reusing and redirecting materials and products in consumption and production processes. But can the same circular concepts be applied to s...

20 April 2020

Share innovative actions to strengthen rural communities’ resilience

The current global pandemic is impacting communities across the world. Cities have largely been in the spotlight of much of the pandemic coverage. But, how are rural communities coping with challenges resulting from the pandemic? How can these communities exchange knowledge to support each other? T...

14 February 2020

"Cultural Heritage in Action": registration is open

Over the past three years, ten European cities including ICLEI Members Bologna (Italy) and Lisbon (Portugal), alongside Athens, Cluj-Napoca, Eindhoven, Liverpool, Lyon, Skopje, Turin, and Vilnius, have been developing innovative solutions that demonstrate how cultural heritage can be the driving for...

6 February 2020

Register now for #Mannheim2020 to take local transformation forward

ICLEI Europe and the City of Mannheim are thrilled to share that registration is now open for the upcoming Mannheim2020 conference, which marks the 9th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns. By now, we know that the world faces major environmental, economic and social...

29 November 2019

“Huerta de Valencia” designated as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System

The Scientific Advisory Committee of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) officially recognised the historic irrigation system of the Huerta de Valencia (Spain) as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS) at its 11th meeting held in ICLEI Member Rome (It...

19 November 2019

Hamburg to save its iconic quay walls

ICLEI Member Hamburg (Germany)'s Speicherstadt (‘City of Warehouses’) was originally developed on a group of narrow islands in the Elbe River; the buildings stand on wooden poles under water. This district is made up of former trade and warehouse areas and is distinctively characterised ...

29 October 2019

Heritage at the Heart of Urban Regeneration

“Public policy makers have a responsibility to promote every project that can fight the extreme right,” declared Paula Marques, Deputy Mayor of Lisbon during her keynote address at the 7th Informed Cities Forum. Marques used her speech to emphasise how important it is for politicians to...