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Press release
14 March 2019

Towns, cities and regions march with youth for the climate: the time for action is now

For the first time in Europe’s history, towns, cities and regions are marching along with young people from around the world in a Global Climate Strike for the Future. Six local government networks inspired by the youth’s call to action will join the strike on 15 March in Brussels. They jointly call on the European Union and national leaders to take the necessary steps to address climate change in a just and timely manner.
Their main demand: to take heed of calls by the Intergovernm...
Online tool

Resilience Maturity Model

The Resilience Maturity Model provides a common understanding of the resilience building process. Using the Resilience Maturity Model, CITIES are asked to consider CITY’s current status of resilience. The model then helps to identify the correct policies to implement in order for the CITY to evolve and move to the next maturity stage.

Informed Cities Newsletter

The Newsletter shares and discusses activities and results of governance and social innovation research projects.

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

Open Governance - Making digital tools work for cities and citizens

The experiences and lessons learned from the development of the smarticipate platform are summarised in this document in a series of 12 recommendations.
Press release
14 February 2019

Creating sustainable and just cities through Urban Arenas

A new European research project, UrbanA - Arenas for sustainable and just cities, kicked off in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany last month.
The Urban Arenas will be co-creative spaces designed to generate convincing, specific, and actionable solutions towards sustainable cities that foster deep forms of democracy and citizen empowerment.
Over the coming three years, a series of four Urban Arenas will bring together policymakers, researchers, engaged citizens and others – collectively known...


It is clear that city transport solutions need to change. SUMPs, or Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, are the key to achieving this. CIVITAS SUMPs-Up, along with its sister CIVITAS SUMP projects, is dedicated to prompting a Europe-wide rethink on transport. To innovate, you first need concrete data: SUMPs-Up’s first task was to conduct a thorough analysis of the SUMP playing field.
Guidance document

Policy Brief - 10 Recommendations to Help Policymakers Implement Car Sharing in Europe

10 Recommendations to Help Policymakers Implement Car Sharing in Europe


This document summarises the “SUMP take-up report” from the CIVITAS SUMPsUp project (2018). It provides an overview of the state of the SUMP concept in Europe and its take-up throughout EU Member States