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20 January 2022

How public lighting shapes health and wellbeing in cities

Public lighting design makes a difference in safety, happiness, health, and sustainability in cities. But what makes a public lighting system ‘good’? And what knowledge do designers need to create these systems? An event in December 2021 on “Shaping Light for Health and Wellbeing i...

17 December 2021

ICLEI Europe organises dialogue on market approaches for zero-emission construction sites

To achieve carbon neutrality, innovative approaches are needed in all sectors, including creative solutions for construction sites. A market dialogue in December brought public procurers from across Europe together in the context of the European Commission’s Big Buyers for Climate and Environm...

7 December 2021

ICLEI invites cities to join big data community for building energy efficiency

Advancing the pace of building stock decarbonisation – in line with the European Commission’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 - goes hand-in-hand with a solid understanding of the current building stock. Knowing the features, and how they evolve, is the basis for b...

29 September 2021

Help ICLEI develop a guidance document on public procurement for sustainable infrastructure projects

Are you purchasing, funding or supplying public infrastructure? Then please take 10 minutes to fill in this survey on challenges and successes in developing sustainable public infrastructure projects. The survey will enable relevant stakeholders to provide feedback and suggestions to develop guidan...

21 July 2021

Call to contribute to international conference on "Shaping Light for Health and Wellbeing in Cities"

This December, a virtual international conference will explore the relationship between urban lighting and urban dwellers' health and wellbeing. The event will bring together representatives from academia, industry and local administrations across Europe for two days of discussions that explore the ...

29 June 2021

City examples on resource recovery showcased at Fat, Oil and Grease Summit

Each year, sewer blockages related to fat, oil and grease (FOG) cost global water authorities billions of Euros to clear, and pose a significant threat to the environment. On 14 October 2021, thought leaders from across Europe will gather to share ways to address this challenge at the European FOG S...

18 June 2021

Climate data for effective energy decision-making in cities

Buildings account for nearly 40 percent of EU energy consumption. It is therefore crucial that the building sector play a key role in the advocacy for, and development of, effective climate policy. Buildings’ big data and smart technologies are swiftly and consistently improving and growing. ...

25 May 2021

Economic analysis shows the success and profitability of cycling infrastructure in Helsinki

ICLEI Member Helsinki recently conducted the first-ever 'Bikenomics' analysis of a cycling project in Finland. Bikenomics is a cycling-focused form of cost-benefit analysis. The one in Helsinki evaluated recent work to adapt Hämeentie, one of the major streets in the city centre, for more cycl...

21 May 2021

ICLEI Members leverage public procurement as a tool to reach climate and environmental goals

ICLEI Members Oslo (Norway), Copenhagen (Denmark), Helsinki and Vantaa (Finland), Amsterdam and Haarlem (the Netherlands), Lisbon (Portugal), and Zurich (Switzerland) are working collaboratively to best use public procurement to meet climate and environment goals. This work is being conducted in th...