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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 January 2022

Welcome to Grenoble: European Green Capital 2022

On 15 January, the newest ICLEI Member Grenoble (France) hosted a handover ceremony to help officially kick-off its year as the 2022 European Green Capital.  Every year since 2010, the European Commission has awarded the highly prestigious title of European Green Capital to a city that has sho...

14 December 2021

Call open to host CITIES FORUM 2023

How can cities and organisations best achieve their sustainable development goals and create more liveable and future-proof regions? Which technologies and resources can empower society to make progress towards these aims? These questions and more are addressed at the biennial CITIES Forum, a Europe...

6 December 2021

ICLEI helps European regions and cities to build climate resilience

Following the recently concluded global climate negotiations (COP26), many have been left wondering how best to approach the ongoing climate crisis. Achieving climate goals is a complex and time sensitive endeavour and involves cutting down on emissions, while developing solutions to adapt to a new ...

26 November 2021

A new pathway to resilience: ICLEI welcomes new 'Making Cities Resilient 2030' Resilience Hubs in Europe

From extreme weather events such as floods in Germany and wildfires in Greece to the COVID-19 pandemic, disaster risks are growing and becoming more relevant to people living in urban centres. To solve different crises like the ones the world experienced in 2021, cities need access to relevant resou...

22 November 2021

The search is on for innovative financing examples of smart city solutions

The European Commission's Smart Cities Marketplace & ICLEI are searching for cases to showcase the possibilities of private financing to deploy smart city solutions. Share your city's successful case to highlight different forms of private finance and help share the best ideas for cities, and/o...

18 November 2021

Four European cities recognised as global 'Making Cities Resilient 2030' Resilience Hubs

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) recently announced in a press release that ICLEI Members Barcelona (Spain) and Helsingborg (Sweden), alongside Greater Manchester (UK) and Milan (Italy), are the first four European cities to become Making Cities Resilient “Resilien...

12 November 2021

NetZeroCities: ICLEI partners up for climate-neutral cities

ICLEI is part of a partnership of 33 organisations providing support to cities that want to become climate-neutral by 2030. The NetZeroCities project began this October as part of the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme in support of the European Union’s Green Deal. NetZeroCities wi...

10 November 2021

Ruhr Metropolis declares commitment to climate neutrality

During this year’s COP26, many cities and regions have expressed their aspirations for bold climate action and a transition to a net-zero emissions society. Recently, ICLEI Member Regionalverband Ruhr (RVR), Germany went one step further than ambitions, announcing its commitment to achieve net...