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19 November 2019

Hamburg to save its iconic quay walls

ICLEI Member Hamburg (Germany)'s Speicherstadt (‘City of Warehouses’) was originally developed on a group of narrow islands in the Elbe River; the buildings stand on wooden poles under water. This district is made up of former trade and warehouse areas and is distinctively characterised ...

29 October 2019

Heritage at the Heart of Urban Regeneration

“Public policy makers have a responsibility to promote every project that can fight the extreme right,” declared Paula Marques, Deputy Mayor of Lisbon during her keynote address at the 7th Informed Cities Forum. Marques used her speech to emphasise how important it is for politicians to...

9 September 2019

ICLEI Europe to participate in European Week of Regions and Cities 2019

Every year since 2003, the European Commission alongside the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) have hosted the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC), a four-day event for cities and regions to showcase their work and the crucial role they play in European governance. The event hosts works...

22 August 2019

Lisbon to showcase landmark urban poverty programme at Informed Cities Forum

Lack of affordable housing, social exclusion and gentrification, spurred by profit-maximising logic, are challenges to which few cities in Europe are immune. Luckily, an increasing number of cities are looking to pursue an alternative vision of urban development, built on community empowerment, comm...

22 July 2019

Registration open for the Informed Cities Forum: join the discussion on 'who profits from heritage?'

This October, ICLEI Europe will bring together more than 100 urban thinkers and practitioners from across Europe in the Praga district of ICLEI Member Warsaw (Poland) for the 7th edition of the Informed Cities Forum, taking place 15-16 October 2019. The 7th Informed Cities Forum has adopted th...

11 June 2019

Cities to work together to protect Europe’s cultural heritage from climate change and natural hazards

In 2015, ICLEI Member Hamburg (Germany)’s “Speicherstadt und Kontorhausviertel” were officially designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Now, the city is tasked with preserving its picturesque canal quarter from a rapidly-rising tide and more frequent extreme weather. Protecting...

10 May 2019

ICLEI Europe joins EU Green Week

Each year, the European Commission hosts #EUGreenWeek – an event that convenes a range of stakeholders and experts to engage around Europe’s sustainable future. This year’s event will centre on implementation of environmental laws, based on the Commission’s reports on the top...

29 April 2019

Save the Date for the 7th Informed Cities Forum

The 7th Informed Cities Forum has adopted the bold title: ‘Who profits from heritage? Communities, capital and urban space’. The Forum invites you to join more than 100 urban thinkers and practitioners from across Europe to engage around this and other questions surrounding urban regener...

27 March 2019

Mannheim to host 9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

ICLEI Member Mannheim (Germany) will host the 9th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns, which will take place in Mannheim, 30 September – 2 October 2020. The conference will demonstrate the urgent need for local governments to assume responsibility for urban tran...