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4 December 2019

Barcelona, Cologne and Stockholm prove growth does not have to come at the expense of CO2 reductions

After five years of implementing sustainable smart city solutions through the GrowSmarter project, ICLEI Members Barcelona (Spain) and Stockholm (Sweden), alongside Cologne (Germany), recently came together to share key insights and results, proving that growth does not have to come at the expense o...

22 November 2019

Stockholm wins the World Smart City Award

ICLEI Member Stockholm (Sweden) was named the world’s smartest city during the Smart City Expo World Congress in ICLEI Member Barcelona (Spain) on 20 November. The City’s leadership in the European Smart Cities and Communities project GrowSmarter, in which ICLEI Europe is a partner, was ...

13 November 2019

Gothenburg named European Capital of Smart Tourism 2020

In the face of strong competition from 35 applicant cities representing 17 EU countries, ICLEI Member Gothenburg (Sweden) was named the 2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism, alongside Malaga (Spain). Each year, the European Commission uses this award to recognise two EU cities that have excelled ...

25 October 2019

Innovative urban actors invited to a summit for smarter cities

ICLEI Member Helsingborg (Sweden) has put forth a vision of being one of Europe’s most innovative cities by 2022. The city is ready to bring other global leaders along with them, to challenge and support each other in implementing innovative urban solutions. In the lead-up to 2022, Helsingbor...

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...

26 July 2019

ICLEI Members make up the majority of finalists for the next European Capital of Innovation

This week, the finalist cities for the next European Capital of Innovation (iCapital) Award were announced. Eight out of 12 of this year’s finalists are ICLEI Members. The iCapital Award recognises inclusive and dynamic innovation in European cities that delivers social benefits for all. From...

10 May 2019

ICLEI Europe joins EU Green Week

Each year, the European Commission hosts #EUGreenWeek – an event that convenes a range of stakeholders and experts to engage around Europe’s sustainable future. This year’s event will centre on implementation of environmental laws, based on the Commission’s reports on the top...

27 March 2019

Mannheim to host 9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

ICLEI Member Mannheim (Germany) will host the 9th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns, which will take place in Mannheim, 30 September – 2 October 2020. The conference will demonstrate the urgent need for local governments to assume responsibility for urban tran...

6 March 2019

European sustainability award launched at Change the Change conference

Win 10,000 EUR and be recognised as a European leader of sustainable urban transformation with the 2019 Transformative Action Award The 2019 edition of the Transformative Action Award was launched today at ‘Change the Change’, an international conference on climate change, organised by ...