sustainable urban development

No one knows what the future exactly holds. Nevertheless, we look at trends and examine new developments today to define business strategies and to develop policies and regulations for tomorrow. In this report we present a forward-look on the European built environment in 2050.   It applies to the entire built environment: residential, commercial, public and industrial buildings.  
Post date: 17 Jul 2019
Type: Publication

Cities to Be is a conference promoting action aimed at: BEING UPDATED ON feedback from the field in France and abroad SHARING good practices and solutions MOBILIZING stakeholder dynamics RAISING AWARENESS and PUTTING INTO PRACTICE over the time frame 2030-2050   Cities to Be est le congrès du passage à l’action pour :
Post date: 15 Jul 2019
Type: Event

The event was created in 2003 when the European Committee of the Regions invited Brussels-based local and regional representations to the European Union to open their doors to visitors simultaneously.   One year later the European Commission's DG for Regional Policy also joined the adventure.   Developing from the initial concept, the event has become a European networking platform for experts in regional and local development.
Post date: 11 Jul 2019
Type: Event

Universidad Católica de Temuco, Chile is delighted to announce the upcoming SBE19 Temuco conference titled “Sustainable built: Urban planning, global problems, local policies”, which will be held at the University’s facilities from the 16th to the 18th of October 2019.   Topics:   -Climate Change and the built environment  
Post date: 11 Jul 2019
Type: Event

The settlement and accommodation problems brought about by the increase in world population had always been major issues; architecture was expected to develop solutions for.   The rising population and other problems our habitats had been suffering, led to immigration whereby architecture also had its share of unfortunate consequences.  
Post date: 4 Jul 2019
Type: Event

Concept   The LIFE Program of the European Union was born with the intention of providing funding for the defense of the Environment and Climate Action. Its objective is to be the catalyst for changes in development and environmental policies, providing solutions and improvements in order to achieve environmental and climate objectives.
Post date: 20 Jun 2019
Type: Link

The call for abstracts for the 3rd International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions 2019 (SSPCR 2019) is finally open.   Following the success of the last years, Eurac Research is organizing a new edition that will be held on December 9-13, 2019 in Bolzano (Italy), with a theme of “Turning visionary approaches into planning policies and tools”.
Post date: 12 Jun 2019
Type: News

Financing energy efficiency in the public sector took a big step with the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum. This forum gathered more than 550 representatives from local authorities, industry and financial institutions to discuss the key success factors for financing climate adaptation, clean urban transport and energy efficiency in cities and regions.  
Post date: 7 Jun 2019
Type: Publication

Europe aims to be a global role model in energy transition and reducing its carbon footprint. Cities and the building sector play a decisive role in that process. The Programme “Positive Energy Districts and Neighbourhoods for Sustainable Urban Development” aims to support the planning, deployment and replication of 100 Positive Energy Neighbourhoods by 2025 and is joined by 17 EU member states.
Post date: 5 Jun 2019
Type: Event

On 3 June the UN celebrates World Bicycle Day to promote sustainable transportation and road safety. We report from Turkey, where Tepebaşı, a district of Istanbul, aims to revive a once very vibrant biking culture which was largely replaced by motorised transportation   Watch the video here  
Post date: 30 May 2019
Type: News