Publications & tools

Latest ( 28 - 36 from 132 )

Press release
21 September 2018

CIVITAS Awards 2018 recognise Europe’s pioneering cities for sustainable urban mobility

Eight European towns and cities were revealed as the winners of the CITIVAS Awards 2018, Europe’s most prestigious prizes for clean, urban transport. The announcements were made at a ceremony in Umeå, Sweden, on the second evening of CIVITAS Forum 2018.

“Win-Win for European Economy” – Strategic Innovation Network Launched

Procure2Innovate, a strategic innovation procurement initiative funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme, was officially launched today in Nijmegen in the Netherlands.

Barcelona, Rotterdam and Flanders Scoop Awards at Major European Sustainability Event

The cities of Barcelona and Rotterdam, and the Government of Flanders, have scooped the 2018 Procura+ Awards at this year’s EcoProcura conference in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Podcast

What SUMP challenges do small- and medium-sized towns and cities face?

When developing Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, small- and medium-sized towns and cities encounter unique challenges. A new podcast from CIVITAS SUMPs-Up sheds light upon these: five cities from the project's learning programme describe their SUMP situations.
Press release
18 October 2018

Florence based NGO receives special mention from European sustainability award for work with migrants

Associazione Amici del Nidiaci in Oltrarno Onlus, Florence (Italy) was honoured today with a special mention by the jury of the 2018 Transformative Action Award for their work on the inclusion and integration of immigrant families in their local community. The special mention came in advance of the award ceremony, which will take place on 15 November in Brussels (Belgium).
The Europe-wide sustainability award, co-organised by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the Basque Countr...
Case Study

Financing the inclusive city: A case study of the Danish model of affordable and social housing

Urban populations are growing, putting pressures on housing markets and prices. In the process, poorer segments of the urban population are pushed out of the city cores towards the peripheries, resulting in increased housing segregation. In an era of increasing economic inequality and decreasing economic mobility, housing segregation can make bad conditions worse.
Municipalities must single-handedly work out how to deliver and finance affordable and social housing in a city context that is ofte...

Partnerships for improved sustainability: A case study method applied to partnerships in the transport industry

National governments are the signatories to international sustainability agreements such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), New Urban Agenda and the Paris Climate Agreement. However, they cannot single-handedly realise these goals; this can only be achieved through cooperation among all relevant actors, including local and regional governments, businesses and civil society.
Local governments control less than 20% of their carbon emission-producing assets. If cities want to achieve the...
Press release
15 November 2018

Ghent wins European sustainability award

Ghent (Belgium) was announced as the winner of the 2018 Transformative Action Award at an award ceremony held today at the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels (Belgium).
The European sustainability award, co-organised by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the Basque Country, and the City of Aalborg (Denmark) and supported by the European Committee of the Regions and the European Investment Bank, is given to a city, region or civil society organisation, which implement...
Press release
27 November 2018

ICLEI joins European Green Capital Network’s Call for Action for sustainable cities

In light of the latest IPCC assessment report, which states that limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees requires rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, ICLEI joined 18 cities from across Europe, who recently came together in European Green Capital 2018, Nijmegen (The Netherlands), to sign a joint call for action to enhance sustainability in all cities around the world.
The call for action, which was initiated by the members of the European Green Capital Network...