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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...

30 January 2020

Registration now open for 8th Informed Cities Forum

Registration is now open for the 8th Informed Cities Forum: a renowned space for open exchange and learning, where participants connect with local and regional government representatives, researchers, entrepreneurs, topical experts, and policy specialists. The 8th edition of the Informed Cities For...

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...

9 September 2019

ICLEI Europe to participate in European Week of Regions and Cities 2019

Every year since 2003, the European Commission alongside the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) have hosted the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC), a four-day event for cities and regions to showcase their work and the crucial role they play in European governance. The event hosts works...

22 August 2019

Lisbon to showcase landmark urban poverty programme at Informed Cities Forum

Lack of affordable housing, social exclusion and gentrification, spurred by profit-maximising logic, are challenges to which few cities in Europe are immune. Luckily, an increasing number of cities are looking to pursue an alternative vision of urban development, built on community empowerment, comm...

22 July 2019

Registration open for the Informed Cities Forum: join the discussion on 'who profits from heritage?'

This October, ICLEI Europe will bring together more than 100 urban thinkers and practitioners from across Europe in the Praga district of ICLEI Member Warsaw (Poland) for the 7th edition of the Informed Cities Forum, taking place 15-16 October 2019. The 7th Informed Cities Forum has adopted th...

11 June 2019

Cities to work together to protect Europe’s cultural heritage from climate change and natural hazards

In 2015, ICLEI Member Hamburg (Germany)’s “Speicherstadt und Kontorhausviertel” were officially designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Now, the city is tasked with preserving its picturesque canal quarter from a rapidly-rising tide and more frequent extreme weather. Protecting...