New Circular Economy Business Model for More Sustainable Urban Construction
The EU-28 total waste generation in 2014 was 2598M tones, the highest since 2004, 33.5% of which was from the construction sector, being also one of the larger consumers of inorganic raw materials. Construction activities are mainly localized in urban areas where by 2050 about 86% of the developed world is expected to live.
Post date: 14 oct 2019
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Post date: 24 sep 2019
The Summit will showcase examples of how cities are already delivering on their strong commitments and accelerate the bold climate solutions needed for a sustainable, healthier, resilient and inclusive future.
Post date: 20 sep 2019
A new generation of infrastructure projects that harness the power of nature can help achieve development goals, including water security and climate resilience, according to a new report from the World Bank and World Resources Institute. Both organizations are calling for green infrastructure, such as mangroves and wetlands, to play a bigger role in traditional infrastructure planning.
Post date: 20 sep 2019
AI is changing the way we work, live and solve challenges. It could be most valuable as a range of applications helping us fight our biggest threat - climate change. AI can reinforce climate predictions, enable smarter decision-making for decarbonising industries ranging from building to transport, and can work out how to allocate renewable energy.
It is part of a wider ethics debate in the EU about how to use AI for the benefit of human beings, the challenges that the technology poses and how best to tackle them.
Post date: 13 sep 2019
The vision of REFLOW is to develop circular and regenerative cities through the re-localisation of production and the re-configuration of material flows at different scales.
Post date: 5 sep 2019
While energy efficiency via retrofitting old buildings and giving more control to citizens over their energy demand are part of the Cologne project, just as they are in many other European cities, the CO2 emissions produced by urban traffic are also a major headache.
Cologne has identified four possible solutions that, when implemented, should reduce traffic emissions by a targeted 60%:
Post date: 26 aoû 2019
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 juil 2019
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 juil 2019
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 juil 2019