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29 November 2022

ESCT is coming home: Aalborg to host 10th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

ICLEI Member Aalborg (Denmark) will host the 10th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns (ESCT), which will take place in the first week of October 2024. “We are proud to once more invite cities from across Europe to Aalborg to become part of a transformational mov...

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...

10 August 2022

Cities implementing the Local Green Deals are invited to fill in a survey about their experience

The Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) initiative, in which ICLEI is involved, would like to better understand and identify ways to support the implementation of Local Green Deals (LGDs). In order to do so, it has launched a survey that focuses on the activities that cities are already implementing,...

3 August 2022

Evaluating the effectiveness of smart projects

ICLEI Europe is providing support to ICLEI Member Freiburg (Germany) and to the City of Cologne to develop paths for better monitoring and evaluation of the impact of smart city projects. This work includes collaboratively developing: an impact measurement and goal orientation system; indicators for...

21 March 2022

A circular transition towards climate neutrality: identifying cities’ needs and challenges

Circular economy and climate neutrality are at the heart of a city's sustainable transformation. What obstacles do cities face in transitioning from a linear to a circular economy, and moving towards Climate Neutrality? Which drivers and opportunities could help them to unlock their transformation p...

21 February 2022

Kicking off spring with e-kickscooter pilots

Spring is approaching, providing warmer weather and thus opportunities to move around cities with smaller modes of transport such as bicycles and e-scooters. Integrating transport modes in a seamless manner is a great challenge to achieve sustainable transport systems for smarter more sustainable ci...

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 ...

14 February 2022

Twelve cities in final race to win European sustainable mobility awards

The European Commission has revealed the finalists for the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards for smaller and larger municipalities, the Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) and the EU Urban Road Safety Award. Several ICLEI Members are among this year’s finalists. Valongo (Portugal) ...

11 February 2022

City of Malmö joins ‘Making Cities Resilient 2030’ initiative to strengthen fight against climate change

ICLEI member Malmö (Sweden) has become the newest member of the global network Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030), an initiative convened by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) to support cities in building their resilience to climate and disaster risks. ICLEI is a...