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Affordable housing

Home Silk Road - Housing toward empowerment

Lyon Metropole - France

Journal 3: Home Silk Road - 1 Year On

Affordable housing
Home Silk Road's implementation officially ended in October 2002. However, the project did not suddenly stop. Ending the temporary occu..
Digital transition

WESH – We.Service.Heerlen

Heerlen - The Netherlands

We.Service.Heerlen (WESH): Journal 4

Digital transition
WESH Journal no. 4 is the final journal of the We.Service.Heerlen project. This journal describes the reflection and legacy of the proj..
Urban poverty

EPIU - Energy Poverty Intelligence Unit

Getafe - Spain

Tailor-made solutions to tackle energy poverty through household renovation: the case of EPIU

Urban poverty
Urban poverty

home and care

Landshut - Germany

Zoom In 2: First experiences from living together in the home and care house

Urban poverty
Jobs and skills in the local economy

UFIL - Urban Forest Innovation Lab

Cuenca - Spain

Urban-rural agenda of Cuenca: the way forward to 2030

Jobs and skills in the local economy
The agenda is among the last deliverables produced by the Urban Forest Innovation Lab project. The document sets the roadmap for local ..
Circular economy

Earth Cycle - On-site recycling process of extracted soil from the subway work in SEVRAN and its impact on the circular economy

Sevran - France

Industry is back to the city: Earth Cycle could be a model for urban sustainability! - Zoom in 2

Circular economy
“The workshop noises have disappeared, overalls too, replaced by white collars and screens and click workers”. Pierre Veltz, French te..
Circular economy

Earth Cycle - On-site recycling process of extracted soil from the subway work in SEVRAN and its impact on the circular economy

Sevran - France

Journal 4 Earth Cycle

Circular economy
Climate adaptation

GUARDIAN - Green Urban Actions for Resilient fire Defence of the Interface Area

Riba-roja de Túria - Spain

Prescribed burning in GUARDIAN project: what could have been but never was…

Climate adaptation
In this article the UIA expert Elsa Pastor delves into the significance of prescribed fire, an activity initially programmed in GUARDIA..
Culture and cultural heritage

CAMINA -Community Awakening for Multicultural Integrative Narrative of Almería

Almeria - Spain

CAMINA has been implementing the activity of “Civic Curators”!

Culture and cultural heritage
On 21st February 2023 the Municipality of Almeria officially launched the activity of “Civic Curators - Social Laboratories for co-desi..

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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

New call for partners to form two new Thematic Partnerships under the Urban Agenda for the EU: Sustainable Tourism and Greening Cities ...
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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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