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19 May 2020

Prosumers for energy inclusiveness: leaving no-one behind

What will a desirable energy future look like for so-called "prosumers" – in other words, those who both produce and consume energy from renewable sources? The production of renewable energy is on the rise in Europe. A large role is reserved for ‘energy citizens’ who produce energ...

22 April 2020

Circular governance: a new approach for urban cultural heritage adaptive-reuse projects

More and more people have become familiar with the concept of "circular economy" – an economic system that aims to eliminate physical waste by redesigning, reusing and redirecting materials and products in consumption and production processes. But can the same circular concepts be applied to s...

21 April 2020

Fighting fuel poverty in Aberdeen

ICLEI Member Aberdeen (United Kingdom) is making strides in fighting fuel poverty through a holistic approach to energy efficiency that encompasses both structural changes and a local, grassroots approach. A new video produced by the SMARTEES project highlights this approach. It was shot during in ...

14 April 2020

Contribute to the co-creation of a "Wiki" on sustainable just cities

All interested persons are invited to contribute to a new "wiki" out now, called the Wiki on Sustainable Just Cities. A Wiki is a decentralised way of sharing and co-creating knowledge; this page brings together knowledge needed to create sustainable and just cities. This is a collaborative endeavo...

14 April 2020

Community-led district regeneration in Malmö

A new video highlights the exemplary example set by ICLEI Member Malmö (Sweden) in district regeneration. In a matter of only a few decades, the city has reinvented itself, transforming from a struggling post-industrial municipality to an eco-friendly, multi-cultural and knowledge-based city. S...

8 April 2020

New typology helps understand and support social innovations in energy

The Horizon 2020 project SONNET – Social Innovation in Energy Transitions – investigates how social innovation contributes to the transformation of energy systems. But, what innovations exist in Europe today, who creates them, and how do they work? As a first step towards answering thes...

24 February 2020

JPI Urban Europe partners with ICLEI to take transformation forward

JPI Urban Europe has joined the group of official partners for Mannheim2020, the upcoming ninth edition of the European Conference for Sustainable Cities & Towns, taking place in ICLEI Member Mannheim (Germany) from 30 September to 2 October 2020. The conference will look at the substantial tra...

11 February 2020

ICLEI joins call for a European Capital of Social Progress

In 2019, ICLEI Member Umeå (Sweden) hosted the first Social Progress Cities Summit. As part of the Summit, participating cities came together to call for a European Capital of Social Progress Award, a call that ICLEI Europe is proud to officially support. This award would be similar to those ...

6 February 2020

Register now for #Mannheim2020 to take local transformation forward

ICLEI Europe and the City of Mannheim are thrilled to share that registration is now open for the upcoming Mannheim2020 conference, which marks the 9th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns. By now, we know that the world faces major environmental, economic and social...