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19 July 2021

Antwerp: the walking city

Walking the streets of ICLEI Member Antwerp (Belgium) has recently become quite a pleasure for many of its citizens, thanks to its ‘Living Streets’ initiative. In Belgium’s second largest city and Europe’s second largest port, where major flows of freight transport, commuters...

8 July 2021

Less than one month left to apply for the 2021 Transformative Action Award

With less than a month left before applications close, don’t miss your chance to win €10,000 and become recognised as a leader of sustainable urban transformation by applying to the 2021 Transformative Action Award. In recognition of the importance of creating sustainable, resilient...

25 June 2021

Katowice uses app and digital campaigns to transform their city

ICLEI Member Katowice is a post-industrial city, located in the Upper Silesian metropolitan area of Poland. Once noted as a major mining hub, the city has, over the last decades, sought to use ambitious sustainability action to shape its reinvention. Through the use of innovative apps and digital c...

24 June 2021

ICLEI provides cities with blueprint to localise EU Green Deal

Through the EU Green Deal, the European Commission has set the ambitious target of making Europe the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050. Key to reaching that goal is ensuring that the EU’s 80,000 towns and cities develop plans to implement it locally through Local Green Deal...

23 June 2021

Therapeutic garden for disabled community members opens in Zagreb

ICLEI Member Zagreb (Croatia) opened a new “therapeutic garden” in May 2021, whose purpose is to use nature-based solutions to help enhance well-being among various users, including by being accessible and providing room for both activity and rest. The therapeutic garden in Zagreb was d...

22 June 2021

Join us this September to explore social innovation in urban mobility and energy transitions

This September, foremost experts and pioneers working on the social dynamics of energy- and mobility transition – as well as related policy design – are gathering to discuss their successes, challenges, and future pathways to herald in transitions. All interested persons are welcome to j...

21 June 2021

Building citizen support for low-emission projects

On 3 June, Urban-LEDs, ICLEI Europe and Smart Cities Marketplace cities Mannheim (Germany), Madrid (Spain), Cork (Ireland), Helsinki (Finland) and Utrecht (the Netherlands) joined an European Green Week High Level Conference Session on “Popular objectives, controversial measures – increa...

8 June 2021

ICLEI Members join discussion on EU strategy for sustainable and equitable rural and urban development

On 18 June 2021, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European Rural Parliament (ERP) will hold an online public hearing aiming to explore ways to achieve sustainability and prosperity through new forms of cooperation amongst rural and urban areas. ICLEI Member Aalborg (Denmark)...

7 June 2021

The future is green: 50 cities commit to safeguarding the environment

Fifty cities across Europe have signed the Green City Accord (GCA), committing to push forward ambitious efforts to create a greener, cleaner urban future. With the signatures of ICLEI Member Alba Iulia (Romania), alongside those of Grenoble (France) and Košice (Slovakia), the Green City Acc...