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Guidance document

A WinWin(d) for all - The Handbook for socially-inclusive Wind Energy

This handbook, “A WinWin(d) for all,” provides guidance on how public engagement for socially-inclusive wind energy projects can be approached. It answers three core questions: "How can wind energy planning be made more inclusive?", "How can the economic benefits of wind energy be shared with society?" and "How can socially-inclusive wind energy be made the new normal?".
Guidance document

Road to replication - Guiding cities on smart urban development

This report compiles the key results and most important reflections, recommendations and conclusions on the replication process within the lighthouse demonstration project GrowSmarter.
Case Study

Devolution to cities: A case study of KL - Local Government Denmark

Many countries are debating the effectiveness of devolving governing responsibilities to cities. There is increasing recognition that many citizen-facing responsibilities, such as kindergartens, schools, elderly care, unemployment benefits, skills and job training, refugee shelter, and the integration of immigrants take place in cities under the management of municipalities. However, the fiscal capacity of cities to provide these services varies widely in different countries. For instance, conti...

Investing in Nature for European Water Security

This report illustrates how investing in nature-based solutions is critical to ensuring water security in Europe, through a combination of literature review, case study analysis, interviews, and drawing on existing experiences.
Press release
30 September 2019

New tech meets old classics at Europe’s landmark urban mobility event

Europe’s leading sustainable mobility conference, the CIVITAS Forum, kicks off this Wednesday in Graz, Austria, with new mobility technologies featuring alongside classic solutions in a ‘Back to the Future’ moment.
Five hundred conference-goers will hear first-hand how a combination of newer, low-emission transport technologies and more traditional cycling, pedestrian, and public transport infrastructure is changing the face of cities across Europe. In other words: back to the...

The tale of Turin's transformative SUMP

Turin was long known as Italy's motor city, but its Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan is now driving a change in mobility in the city.
Press release
11 July 2019

Städte fordern Kanzlerin Merkel zum schlüssigen Handeln für das Klima auf

Mehr und mehr Städte rufen den Klimanotstand aus und richten nun einen eindringlichen Appell an die Bundesregierung, die gemeinsamen Anstrengungen zu verstärken.
Guidance document

UrbanWINS Toolkit: A guide on urban metabolism and participatory processes for more efficient urban waste policies

This guide on urban metabolism and participatory processes for more efficient urban waste policies encourages policymakers, decision makers, waste experts and other stakeholders to improve the sustainability of their cities by interpreting waste issues and policies in an innovative way. This toolkit is a theoretical and practical guide.