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Nature based solutions

GreenQuays - Urban River Regeneration through Nature Inclusive Quays

Breda - The Netherlands

The quays are prepared for nature to take over - Journal 4

Nature based solutions
Breda's GreenQuays project served as a pioneering initiative to infuse more nature into the densely built medieval city centre by revit..
Urban poverty

EPIU - Energy Poverty Intelligence Unit

Getafe - Spain

The complexity of energy renovation at the domestic level in Spain.

Urban poverty
The European Renovation Wave initiative is a crucial response to the pressing issue of energy poverty. The initiative is built upon the..
Urban poverty

A Place to Be-Come

Seraing - Belgium

The future of the first creative station in Seraing

Urban poverty
This article is based on an interview with Aurélie Portois, currently project coordinator at the Maison du Peuple, and on some prelimin..
Air quality


Brussels Capital Region - Belgium

How Brussels is leveraging cargo bike potential for delivery and service trips

Air quality
In European cities, up to 50% of urban trips for professional activities could be made by cargo bike, yet many lack the awareness, infr..
Demographic change

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

Verona - Italy

LoLix, the Levels of Loneliness Index: a statistical measurement of loneliness and the quality of life.

Demographic change
The S.T.E.P.S. project set itself the challenge of creating a loneliness index called LoLix (Levels of Loneliness Index), with the aim ..
Urban poverty

WISH MI - Wellbeing Integrated System of Milan

Milan - Italy

WISH-MI Final Journal

Urban poverty
Demographic change

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

Verona - Italy

Laboratories of self-construction: a benefit for the community and the common good, as well as an opportunity for new social relationships.

Demographic change
Public space quality is a challenge for urban areas. Citizens are actively participating in improving their lives and urban livability,..
Digital transition

VoxPop - People, Processes & Technology towards the digital transformation of the urban mobility system of Lisbon

Lisbon - Portugal

The Vox Pop Project Journal No 3

Digital transition
The Vox Pop Project - Journal No 3 ..
Urban security

BeSecure-FeelSecure - Holistic Urban Security Governance Framework for Monitoring, Assessing and Forecasting the Efficiency, Sustainability and Resilience of Piraeus

Piraeus - Greece

Is a smart city a safe city?

Urban security
In recent times, we as a general audience have become keenly aware of the alleged potential of tech such as machine learning, AI and bi..

UIA latest news & events


UIA in Perspective

Reaching the end of the 2014-2020 programming period, implementing UIA and transitioning to EUI is a moment to summarize ambitions that were behind es...
UIA Article

Building green cities: accessible and affordable to all!

Climate change affects and will continue to affect all Europeans. However, the magnitude of its consequences is not equitably distributed among people...
UIA Article

The European Urban Initiative for your city!

With the official agreement signed between the Region Hauts-de-France and the European Commission, we shift from UIA to the new European Urban Initiat...
UIA Article

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....
UIA Article

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...
UIA Article

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...
UIA Article

New Call for Partners: Urban Agenda for the EU Partnerships on Greening Cities and Sustainable Tourism

New call for partners to form two new Thematic Partnerships under the Urban Agenda for the EU: Sustainable Tourism and Greening Cities ...
UIA Article
16 Mar 2023
17 Mar 2023

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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