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25 February 2019

Multi-level governance: an essential part of the strategy to achieve climate-neutrality

On Sunday, 24 February, the German City of Freiburg im Breisgau held a referendum to decide whether or not to build a new eco-district, called Dietenbach. The motion passed, with 60 percent voting in favour of building the site. The plan provides for 6,500 apartments, schools and kindergartens, loc...

15 February 2019

Creating sustainable and just cities through Urban Arenas

A new European research project, UrbanA - Arenas for sustainable and just cities, kicked off in Freiburg (Germany) last month. The Urban Arenas will be co-creative spaces designed to generate convincing, specific, and actionable solutions towards sustainable cities that foster deep forms of democra...

8 November 2018

2018 Transformative Action Award Ceremony to take place at the European Committee of the Regions

The 2018 Tranformative Action Award Ceremony is set to take place on 15 November 2018 at 12:30 (CET) in the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), Brussels (Belgium). The award ceremony, organised by ICLEI, the Basque Country and the City of Aalborg (Denmark) and supported by the European Committe...

19 October 2018

Florence based NGO receives special mention from European sustainability award for work with migrants

Associazione Amici del Nidiaci in Oltrarno Onlus, Florence (Italy) was honoured today with a special mention by the jury of the 2018 Transformative Action Award for their work on the inclusion and integration of immigrant families in their local community. The special mention came in advance of the ...

28 September 2018

Are digital solutions the future of urban governance?

Changing technology is shifting the way European cities operate. Increasingly, local governments are embracing the possibilities of digital tools and platforms to expand local democracy. From opening up city data to participatory budgeting, creating online forums for citizen feedback to e-petitions,...

13 September 2018

Bologna, Ghent and Tirana shortlisted for 2018 Transformative Action Award

The shortlisted candidates for the 2018 Transformative Action Award were revealed today at the URBACT Festival in Lisbon, Portugal. The award, which is co-organised by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, The Basque Country and the City of Aalborg (Denmark), rewards current or conclu...

10 September 2018

IUC event: Local and National Partnerships Driving Sustainable Urban Development

Local and regional governments can act as a key partner to national governments as they implement the Paris Agreement, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction, as well as the New Urban Agenda and other interna...

9 August 2018

Explore how digital tools shape urban governance at the 6th Informed Cities Forum

Are you looking for new ideas, tools and partners to help you change your city? Join more than 100 urban change-makers from across Europe in Vienna (Austria) for the 6th edition of the Informed Cities Forum. The event will bring together a mix of urban innovators and activists, local government rep...

6 August 2018

2018 Transformative Action Award receives record number of entries

The application deadline for the 2018 Transformative Action Award recently closed, with this year’s award setting a record for the number of applications received. In total 40 innovative and inspiring Transformative Actions from cities, regions and civil society organisations across Europe wer...