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29 April 2022

A more beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive Green Deal: New European Bauhaus puts people and places first

  New European Bauhaus: beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive How can collective action on sustainability put people and places first? This is a question best answered with a closer look at the New European Bauhaus (NEB) initiative, which supports the environmental goals of the European Green...

29 March 2022

The International Sustainable Cities Summit: building bridges for a sustainable urban world in the age of emergency

This month, ICLEI and ICLEI Member Kadıköy (Turkey) joined forces to convene the International Sustainable Cities Summit. Local leaders from Sweden, Germany, Finland, Turkey, and the USA – including ICLEI First Vice President Mayor Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh of Malmö (Sweden) and ICL...

23 February 2022

Framework on climate resilience for historic areas open for comments

There is widespread conversation around the impacts of climate change and climate hazards on cities. However, there is much less discussion on how climate change will impact (and is impacting) historic areas, which are markedly at risk. A new framework has been drafted to support better considerati...

18 February 2022

Bidding to host the 10th ESCT conference is now open!

The bidding process for the 10th edition of the European Sustainable Cities and Towns conference is now open. All cities are warmly invited to bid to host this flagship event. The purpose of this key ICLEI Europe conference series is to share the most advanced approaches, tools and inspiring ideas ...

21 December 2021

Financing adaptive cultural heritage reuse

Financing the adaptive reuse of cultural heritage – i.e. financing the repurposing older existing structures for new purposes – is a challenging undertaking. A new Policy Brief provides recommendations on how to ensure financial sustainability of such projects, thereby supporti...

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...

18 November 2021

European regions gather to talk about Culture and Natural Heritage as a source of rural innovation and development

On November 4th, 2021, more than a dozen representatives from twelve European regions were virtually convened by ICLEI Europe to discuss the integration of Culture and Natural Heritage (CNH) in Research and Innovation Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3). This interactive exchange carried on with ...

27 September 2021

European Year of Rail: repurposing abandoned rail stations for mobility and heritage

2021 is the European Year of Rail. Rail travel has a long history in Europe and has numerous benefits in the modern day. Firstly, it is a diverse form of transport serving commuters, holiday travellers and freight transport, with lower costs than other modes of mobility. Secondly, rail travel is ass...

20 September 2021

Registration now open for 9th Informed Cities Forum

Mark your calendars for 26-28 October 2021 and join us at the 9th Informed Cities Forum! This year will bring together speakers from the cultural and mobility sector to explore the alignment and intersection of these two vital sectors and the potential for various new problem solving approaches. Org...