In the context of the U.N. Habitat III conference that took place from 17 to 20 October 2016 in Quito, Ecuador, the European Commission has presented three commitments to meet the New Urban Agenda's global objectives. The Agenda, adopted at the conference, contains guidelines to make cities all over the world more inclusive, green, safe and prosperous.
Post date: 21 Oct 2016
Housing Europe has its own voice at the Habitat III, the global conference shaping the New Urban Agenda for the next 20 years, which takes place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 to 20 October 2016.
Post date: 19 Oct 2016
Energy for Sustainability 2017 - Sustainable Cities: Designing Cities & Communities for the Future
The 3rd Energy for Sustainability Conference (EfS 2017): “Designing Cities and Communities for the Future”, aims to generate discussion on how to create an energy sustainable future for the people and the planet by promoting the exchange of knowledge, innovative ideas and past experiences between participants from multiple scientific fields.
Contributions are invited focusing on the following topics:
Post date: 2 Sep 2016
Building for people and the planet
Building Sustainability SGBC16 with WorldGBC Congress Sweden, which will take place from 17 to 20 October 2016 at the Stockholm Waterfront, in Stockholm, Sweden, brings together stakeholders working with sustainability in real estate, architecture, construction and urban planning.
Post date: 22 Aug 2016
On 11 July 2016, the European Commission adopted two new "ready-to-use" financial instruments for European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds investments, to ease access to funding for young businesses and urban development project promoters.
Post date: 8 Aug 2016
The 14th European Week of Regions and Cities, organised by the European Commission and the European Committee of the Regions, will take place from 10 to 13 October 2016, in Brussels, Belgium. Under the headline 'Regions and cities for sustainable and inclusive growth’, the programme is structured into three themes:
Post date: 3 Aug 2016
Transforming cities in a changing climate
Post date: 2 Aug 2016
Around half of the world’s human population lives in urban areas. Urbanization negatively impacts the environment mainly by the production of pollution, the modification of the physical and chemical properties of the atmosphere, and the covering of the soil surface. A cumulative effect of all these impacts is the Urban Heat Island (UHI). The term "UHI" describes built up areas that are hotter than nearby rural areas.
Post date: 1 Aug 2016
Considering cities account for over 70% of the world’s energy use (half of which are for satisfying thermal needs), district energy networks have an immense role to play in establishing smart, affordable and low-carbon energy solutions. Unfortunately, due to the widespread use of unsustainable materials, incorrect dimensioning, or skyrocketing time and investment costs, the installation or renovation of District Heating and Cooling (DHC) systems have quite some way to go. Thermaflex’ newest district innovation provides solace.
From dream to reality
Post date: 29 Jun 2016
This booklet collects all main results and learnings of the project and it is meant to be easily distributed in printed format at events and seminars targeted to cities and municipalities as well as downloadable online. The benefits of Urban Living Labs and lessons learned are presented to encourage also other cities and municipalities to follow. The booklet emphasizes the added value and benefits to be gained through collaboration.
Post date: 14 Jun 2016