Re-Valuing Urban Quality & Climate Neutrality in European Waterfront Cities

2023 - 2026

The Re-Value efforts are focused in nine waterfront cities and seek understand, plan, develop and share a comprehensive perspective and approach to tackle the interconnected systemic challenges faced by cities today.

One of the key objectives of the Re-Value partnership is to promote transparent and participatory decision-making processes in urban design and planning. We recognize the importance of involving all stakeholders, local folks, and inhabitants in the planning and design of urban spaces. Through three different ‘Innovation Cycles’ - on 'Story Building', 'Data-driven Scenario Building', and 'Investment and Partnership Building' - partners will engage on the systemic challenges facing cities today. 

New buildings or installations is not in itself an end-goal for the partnership, but rather the integrated urban planning and design needed to make possible an urban environment - including new and existing structures - contributing to climate neutrality and increased quality of life. This includes embedding the holistic approach into all levels of urban planning ranging from the large strategic and political plans to the individual actions taking in the pilot areas and beyond.

In summary, the Re-Value partnership is a forward-thinking initiative that seeks to redefine the value of urban spaces by integrating social, economic, and environmental considerations. By promoting transparent decision-making, harnessing technology and data, empowering communities, and prioritising sustainability, the project aims to create cities that are not only climate neutral but also socially inclusive and economically prosperous.

In Re-Value, ICLEI Europe is leading the efforts on capacity building between the Re-Value Cities and on Communication and Dissemination.

  • Ålesund (Norway), Bruges (Belgium), Rimini (Italy), Constanța (Romania), Písek (Czechia), and Rijeka (Croatia).

Re-Value is funded by the European Union's Horizon Europe programme.