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21 October 2019

Cities in Europe and the USA find they have much in common despite geographic divide

Through its global network of regional secretariats, ICLEI brings together cities from various world regions who face similar challenges and opportunities, and provides them with the opportunity to work collaboratively to unlock new ideas and perspectives. This month, ICLEI Europe and ICLEI USA wor...

18 October 2019

“Transdisciplinarity” for a sustainable future

It is clear that we need to build a more sustainable world. Groups of people from all different areas are working towards this goal. However, so often we work in silos, trying to leverage our specific expertise only. The problem is that climate change is complex. The challenges we face and transfor...

9 October 2019

How to work together with citizens towards a low-carbon society

Energy transitions from fossil fuel to renewable energy sources demand more than just technological solutions. Meaningful changes in energy systems require engaging people, and technological solutions must be utilitsed with social realities in mind to achieve higher quality of life for people. The ...

30 August 2019

Cities find natural solutions to global challenges

People around the world are calling for governments to step up and take action on the global climate emergency. Creating conditions for social, ecological, and infrastructural resilience in the context of rapid urbanisation and a biodiversity extinction crisis is one of the key urban, and global, ch...

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...

16 August 2019

ICLEI contributes to building European cities that are sustainable and just

Bright and early on Friday 9 August, ICLEI Europe joined the debut breakfast event “Freiburg wacht auf” (Freiburg Wakes Up) at the Grünhof Kreativpark Lokhalle, a co-working space in a former rail shed in ICLEI Member Freiburg (Germany). The spotlight was on justice, providing an op...

30 July 2019

Applications open to join urban sustainability and justice project

All those who are passionate about urban sustainability and justice are invited to apply to join the Urban Arenas for Sustainable and Just Cities (UrbanA) project as a Fellow or event participant. The UrbanA project, for which ICLEI Europe is a partner, is working to build more sustainable and just...

26 July 2019

ICLEI Members make up the majority of finalists for the next European Capital of Innovation

This week, the finalist cities for the next European Capital of Innovation (iCapital) Award were announced. Eight out of 12 of this year’s finalists are ICLEI Members. The iCapital Award recognises inclusive and dynamic innovation in European cities that delivers social benefits for all. From...

15 July 2019

Malmö shares its expertise in district regeneration

For many years, ICLEI Member Malmö (Sweden) has been working to become a leader in district regeneration by transforming neighbourhoods facing challenges and decline into vibrant new hubs. Malmö experienced severe unemployment during the oil crisis in the 1970s. The former successful indu...