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25 November 2022

A sustainable ReStart for Ukrainian municipalities

As the Russian war in Ukraine continues, it is imperative that those outside Ukraine remember that, at the heart of the country, lie people, communities, and cities that have to rebuild. Alexander Shevchenko, founder of ReStart Ukraine, is helping to ‘ReStart’ the country’s cities ...

29 September 2022

Learn how to run adaptive heritage reuse projects

A new set of policy briefs created for policy makers and heritage officers working at the local, regional, and national levels offer recommendations on how to successfully run adaptive heritage reuse projects. The policy briefs are based on identifying and testing best practices of adaptive heritag...

21 September 2022

Join ICLEI at the 20th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities

ICLEI Europe, its Members and partners will be part of the 20th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC), the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to cohesion policy. This year’s EWRC will take place in-person on 10-13 October 2022. Event sessions will all sit under ...

15 September 2022

ICLEI welcomes new Member: Detmold

Detmold (Germany) has joined ICLEI! Detmold is the capital of culture in the Teutoburg Forest area. The municipality is home to 75,000 inhabitants from around 120 nations. It is no wonder that Detmold holds this "captial of culture" title, given its broad cultural programme spanning a European...

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...