sustainable urban development

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The International Conference on Design & Sustainable Innovation for Smart Cities will take place on 8 December 2016 in Nice, France. The event will feature professionals from leading research institutes and industry gathering to present key initiatives which combine Energy Efficiency and Service Design for Smart Cities. In addition to live presentations, there will be interactive demo sessions for participants to engage with the products and systems that will be presented.  
Post date: 2 Nov 2016
Type: Evento

The New Urban Agenda is an action-oriented document which sets global standards of achievement in sustainable urban development, rethinking the way we build, manage, and live in cities through drawing together cooperation with committed partners, relevant stakeholders, and urban actors at all levels of government as well as the private sector.  
Post date: 21 Oct 2016
Type: Publication

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
Type: Noticias

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
Type: Noticias

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
Type: Evento

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 Ago 2016
Type: Evento

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 Ago 2016
Type: Noticias

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 Ago 2016
Type: Evento

  Transforming cities in a changing climate  
Post date: 2 Ago 2016
Type: Publication

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 Ago 2016
Type: Publication