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14 January 2021

Call opens to host CIVITAS Forum 2021

Applications are now being accepted from cities across Europe for the opportunity to host the CIVITAS Forum Conference 2021. The CIVITAS Forum Conference serves as the main event of the CIVITAS Initiative, and is one of the leading conferences on sustainable mobility in Europe. The conference provi...

16 December 2020

Cultural heritage at the core of urban transformation

Since 2017, European cities, universities and research institutes, city networks like ICLEI, small and medium enterprises, consultancies and more have come together to demonstrate how cultural heritage can be a unique and powerful engine of regeneration, sustainable development and economic growth f...

15 December 2020

What (governance) approaches can cities take to support social innovation in energy?

People around the world are trying out new social practices, or reviving practices from the past, in the hope that those meet our needs better than existing solutions do. Those new (or revived) practices are social innovations. Social innovations in energy (SIEs) can include energy cooperatives; new...

14 December 2020

Apply now to join discussion on governing sustainable and just cities

A so-called 'urban arena' will soon be convened online to explore governance arrangements for sustainable and just cities. The arena will bring together a wide diversity of contributors to learn from and get inspired by one another, specifically regarding how to organise for more sustainable and jus...

24 November 2020

ICLEI Members invited to engage with peers on driving forward sustainable urban development

On 3 December, the European Commission is, for the first time, opening its annual International Urban Cooperation (IUC) programme City-to-City event to attendance from all interested persons. This event previously only brought together cities participating in the IUC programme – including a l...

19 October 2020

Biodiversity as the backbone of nature-based solutions

Is biodiversity a necessity in nature-based urban interventions, or only a nice-to-have? The IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services leaves no doubts regarding the severity of the biodiversity crisis: approximately 25 percent of species in Europe and Central Asia are a...

8 October 2020

Learn from Alba Iulia how to reduce plastic waste

Next week, ICLEI Member Alba Iulia (Romania) will welcome city authorities, waste managers, procurers, companies, and other interested stakeholders to a virtual study tour, where they will showcase how they have transformed plastic packaging waste into valuable products. The study tour will in...

28 September 2020

Resilience and sustainability at the centre of first EU Urban Mobility Days

The first Urban Mobility Days (29 September – 2 October), starting tomorrow, will bring together 2,000 experts for a virtual debate on the most important topics in urban mobility today. This will include addresses from the European Commission, and will feature success stories of a number of IC...

24 September 2020

Cultural heritage for sustainable urban futures

Over the past three years, ten European cities including ICLEI Members Bologna (Italy) and Lisbon (Portugal) have worked with service providers and knowledge brokers to test and advance tools and approaches aimed at shaping sustainable, heritage-led urban futures. From 27-30 October, these cities w...