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Affordable housing

RESILIO - Resilience nEtwork of Smart Innovative cLImate-adapative rOoftops

Amsterdam - The Netherlands

Zoom-In article: Are smart blue-green roofs climate-proof themselves?

Affordable housing
While RESILIO roofs contribute to climate adaptation (heat, flooding, biodiversity), we need to be sure that the green infrastructure i..
Nature based solutions

UPPER - Urban Productive Parks for the development of NBS related technologies and services

Latina - Italy

The UPPER project for the urban natural park of the Acque Medie canal

Nature based solutions
The Canale delle Acque Medie (The Canal of the Middle Waters) symbolizes an element of structural interest for the urban center of Lati..
Air quality

AirQon - Air Quality through EV Battery Connectivity

Breda - The Netherlands

AirQon Zoom-in 2: The challenge of powering greener events

Air quality
Breda Barst is an extraordinary example of innovative spirit, sustainable commitment, and collaborative approach. Just as AirQon is! Bu..
Nature based solutions

GreenQuays - Urban River Regeneration through Nature Inclusive Quays

Breda - The Netherlands

Bringing to life Breda’s nature-inclusive quays

Nature based solutions
This Zoom in 2 looks into the experience, challenges and lessons learned with developing the multifunctional design and the implementat..
Digital transition

WESH – We.Service.Heerlen

Heerlen - The Netherlands

We.Service.Heerlen (WESH): Journal 3

Digital transition
WESH Journal no. 3 describes the progress of the We.Service.Heerlen project as of October 2022. That means WESH is in the final stage o..

Home Silk Road - Housing toward empowerment

Lyon Metropole - France

Meet CCO Villeurbanne: A Laboratory for Cultural and Social Innovation

An interview with Harout Mekhsian, Director, CCO Villeurbanne. ..
Air quality

CLAIRO - CLear AIR and Climate Adaptation in Ostrava and other cities

Ostrava - Czech Republic

CLAIRO Zoom-in 3: Modelling air pollution removal by urban greenery in Ostrava

Air quality
Outdoor air pollution is a major environmental health problem affecting almost everybody in the globe, as around 99% of the world's pop..
Air quality

AirQon - Air Quality through EV Battery Connectivity

Breda - The Netherlands

Sprinting towards zero emission!

Air quality
In 2019 everything was ready for La Vuelta to depart from the Netherlands for the 2020 edition, and with this, it was planned to pass t..
Demographic change

S.T.E.P.S Shared Time Enhances People Solidarity

Verona - Italy

Empowering youth through micro-regeneration activities

Demographic change
In the past two years the S.T.E.P.S. project has promoted active participation of teenagers in neighbourhoods’ renewal processes. The e..

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The European Urban Initiative: official agreement signed between the Region Hauts-de-France and the European Commission

The Region Hauts-de-France and European Commission have now officially signed an agreement for the management of the European Urban Initiative....
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Join us at the European Week of Regions and Cities 2022

We are back at the annual European Week of Regions and Cities 2022! Register now for our sessions and find out more details about what we have planned...
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New European Bauhaus: 20 small and medium municipalities to receive support for frontrunner projects

The Commission announces the 20 winners of the first call of the New European Bauhaus dedicated to place-based transformative projects led by small an...
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New Call for Partners: Urban Agenda for the EU Partnerships on Greening Cities and Sustainable Tourism

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Cities Forum 2023 – Together for green and just cities

The European Commission’s Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy is organising its biennial major event, the CITIES FORUM, on 16-17 March, ...

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