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Cities
STARDUST best practices book, last articles, and news: the leg...
Press Release
April 3, 2024
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Discover the STARDUST best practices book and many other contents, such as the interview with project' coordinator Florencio Manteca, in this final newsletter.
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Regions & Cities
STARDUST: leaving a legacy and looking ahead as the smart city...
Press Release
April 3, 2024
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Florencio Manteca, our project coordinator, outlines the lessons learned in these six years and reflects on the legacy of STARDUST. He also places this in the light of what has been happening in Europe in recent years...
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Cities
Six cities over six years: STARDUST smart city experience comp...
Press Release
March 27, 2024
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The project’s best practice book draws on six years of endeavours in six smart cities and sets out some of the best practices, pitfalls and lessons learned.
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Cities
Smarter together: when cities join forces to go carbon neutral
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March 13, 2024
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A new thematic episode dedicated to NEUTRALPATH is available for streaming. Tune in to ICONSInnovation Stories podcast!
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Cities
Old concepts, new paradigms: the business model challenge in t...
Press Release
March 7, 2024
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How to monetise environmental benefits? What’s the value of reducing traffic and emissions? Economic savings and traditional methods are not enough: to calculate the profitability of smart and sustainable cities, we...
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Regions & Cities
Day 2 of the STARDUST final conference looks at the route from...
Press Release
March 1, 2024
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Day 2 of the STARDUST final conference looks at the route from R&D projects to the climate neutrality of cities
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Regions & Cities
Successes, challenges and lessons from a Smart City project: S...
Press Release
February 29, 2024
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The final conference of the STARDUST project has begun in Pamplona, Spain. It concludes six years of work in areas covering energy, mobility, ICT and citizen engagement.
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Regions & Cities
From natural resistance to change to a vital resistance to cli...
Press Release
February 27, 2024
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As many cities now seek to go climate neutral in the coming years, what role do people – as residents, consumers, children and businesses – play in this drive to preserve the environment?
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Cities
Together is better: when engaging citizens makes cities smarter
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February 13, 2024
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Engaging rather than imposing top-down solutions. Community empowerment and trust-building make European cities smarter: Insights and innovations from a grassroots approach to urban planning.
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Cities
Webinar Series | Public buildings and climate neutrality: real...
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February 8, 2024
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Join us on this webinar to discover how the Stardust Follower Cities are carrying out the energy efficiency interventions in public buildings in these two cities!
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Cities
Webinar Series | Sustainable Smart City Matrix: how to assess ...
Press Release
February 7, 2024
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Join us on this webinar to discover the Smart City Matrix developed by our partner Public University of Navarra!
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Cities
Engaging stakeholders for the urban bioeconomy - Tools and res...
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December 15, 2023
greenovate-europe.eu
Engaging stakeholders for the urban bioeconomy - Tools and resources for cities and regions
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Cities
Listen up! Getting Smarter to Cut Emissions: The Transformativ...
Press Release
February 5, 2024
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The first episode of the ICONS Innovation Stories podcast dedicated to NEUTRALPATH is now available for streaming
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Cities
Stardust to share smart city insights and experience at the fi...
Press Release
January 31, 2024
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The 6-year project will share its insights on mobility, ICT, smart districts and energy at its final conference in Pamplona at the end of February. The Consortium partners will discuss the achievements in the Lighthou...
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Regions & Cities
New circular economy knowledge hub set to guide European citie...
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January 30, 2024
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A new EU-funded project – K-CCRI – is set to increase the impact of the Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI).
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Cities
Joint participatory webinar | Replication strategies compared:...
Press Release
January 26, 2024
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Joint participatory webinar | Replication strategies compared: Challenges and lesson learnt from projects Stardust and Pocityf
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Cities
Smart and for all: the city of the future is human and inclusive
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January 24, 2024
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Smart Cities: what’s in it for the citizens? Technology should empower people, but sometimes it becomes an end in itself rather than a means to an end. Cities must address problems like the digital divide, use techn...
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Cities
Join us for this webinar hosted by Eurac Research! You can dis...
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January 18, 2024
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Join us for this webinar hosted by Eurac Research! You can discover how to perform a technical and economic assessment of urban waste-heat sources for use in district heating with a focus on the case study of Madonna ...
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Tourism
Meet TExTOUR: Laura Plugge
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January 8, 2024
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In our latest episode of the Meet TExTOUR series, we had the pleasure of speaking with Laura Plugge from Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutsche Fachwerkstadte.
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Cities
A better Europe starts in cities A strategic agenda for the EU...
Publication
December 13, 2023
eurocities.eu
A better Europe starts in cities A strategic agenda for the EU in the urban century
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Tourism
Your sustainable tourism development strategy is only seven st...
Press Release
December 6, 2023
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TExTOUR is an EU-funded project that co-designs pioneering and sustainable cultural tourism strategies to improve deprived areas in Europe and beyond. Through the experience of its eight pilot sites, the project devel...
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Cities
Webinar Series | Urban city apps: experiences from Tampere, Tr...
Press Release
November 7, 2023
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Join us for a webinar on apps for smart cities and learn about some recent use cases from around Europe.
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Regions
Rapport annuel de l'Union européenne sur l'état des ...
Report
October 5, 2023
cor.europa.eu
Rapport annuel de l'Union européenne sur l'état des régions et des villes - Fiche d'information 2023
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Regions
Informe anual de la UE sobre el estado de las regiones y las c...
Report
October 5, 2023
cor.europa.eu
Informe anual de la UE sobre el estado de las regiones y las ciudades - Ficha informativa 2023.
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Regions
L'état des régions et des villes. Rapport annuel de l...
Report
October 2, 2023
cor.europa.eu
L'état des régions et des villes. Rapport annuel de l'Union européenne 2023
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Cities
Climate risk reporting initiatives and requirements for Swedis...
Policy Brief
September 22, 2023
sei.org
Climate risk reporting initiatives and requirements for Swedish real estate investors: a brief overview
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Cities
How can people with reduced mobility become an important drive...
Infographic
September 7, 2023
polisnetwork.eu
How can people with reduced mobility become an important driver of shared mobility?
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Cities
Pioneering circular solutions for built environment through di...
Press Release
September 7, 2023
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A New European Project, RECONSTRUCT, has been launched to devise more sustainable alternatives to ordinary steel and cement.
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Cities
Transforming Urban Sustainability: new study reveals cities’...
Research Paper
August 31, 2023
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New research on ScienceDirect sheds light on cities' key role in combating climate change and aligning local energy plans with national strategies.
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Regions & Cities
Rethinking decentralised cooperation in a context of uncertain...
Publication
July 5, 2023
platforma-dev.eu
Rethinking decentralised cooperation in a context of uncertainties and multiple transitions
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Regions & Cities
Cities for all: when inclusivity is key for tackling climate c...
Press Release
July 18, 2023
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From the retrofitting of social housing blocks to the set-up of a “biodistrict”, co-designed by school pupils. When urban regeneration faces climate change from a new perspective: “Inclusive and beautiful is bet...
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Tourism
The four pillars of sustainability as foundation for cultural ...
Press Release
July 14, 2023
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A new scientific paper links sustainable cultural tourism with inclusive and sustainable development embracing the four pillars of sustainability.
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Tourism
Tourism in war torn Ukraine: when visiting help recover
Press Release
July 6, 2023
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Russians snubbing European destinations, and Ukrainians coping with zero leisure trips from abroad. Tourism is a collateral victim of the ongoing war. But thanks to a European project and an ancestor of the Commission...
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Cities
Being human to be Smart: the cities’ challenge in the AI era
Press Release
July 3, 2023
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Accounting for over 70% of global CO2 emissions, cities are key in reducing our carbon footprint. But technology is not enough, experts warn, to address the new challenges. To be really “smart”, a city must take i...
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Tourism
Adripromtour Project - Interreg V Italy-Croatia
Report
June 29, 2023
Consorzio Punto Europa - ...
Valorisation of Adriatic cultural and natural heritage through strengthening of visibilityand tourist promotion
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Cities
Eurocities Pulse Mayors Survey 2023 - A state of cities report...
Report
June 5, 2023
eurocities.eu
Eurocities Pulse Mayors Survey 2023 - A state of cities report through the voices of mayors
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Cities
Targeting Carbon Neutrality: shoot for the moon to land among ...
Press Release
June 15, 2023
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They might be shooting for the moon, but many European cities are making huge and concrete steps towards a greener future to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030. From the Greek plan for a green hydrogen valley to the Ro...
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Cities
mettre en œuvre le relogement dans les projets de renouvellem...
Policy Brief
May 17, 2023
anru.fr
mettre en œuvre le relogement dans les projets de renouvellement urbain
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Tourism
TExTOUR Launches Social Media Campaign Celebrating Sustainable...
Press Release
June 7, 2023
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TExTOUR, a European research project focused on preserving and promoting cultural heritage through sustainable tourism experiences, is set to launch an engaging social media campaign in honour of Sustainable Gastronom...
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Cities
Exploring new smart building technologies with the BuildON pro...
Press Release
May 31, 2023
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The new European-funded project BuildON is set to help decarbonise and digitalise energy management systems
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Cities
The SEI Urban Toolbox for Liveable Cities: co-designing an acc...
Policy Brief
May 11, 2023
sei.org
The SEI Urban Toolbox for Liveable Cities: co-designing an accessible urban resource
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Regions & Cities
GreeNexUS, an urban regeneration project to train 10 new speci...
Press Release
April 21, 2023
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“Green-health-safety Nexus for new Urban Spaces”: the project will be active until the end of 2026 and provides training-through-research of 10 doctoral candidates
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Cities
Sobreiro Rehabilitation receives Honourable Mention in the Nu...
Press Release
March 22, 2023
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The Sobreiro Social Neighbourhood, which includes the intervention area of the Lighthouse 4 Maia of the Eyes hearts Hands project, was recently distinguished with an Honourable Mention in the Nuno Teotónio Pereir...
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Cities
Webinar Series | Circularity within construction: diving into ...
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February 28, 2023
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The goal of this webinar, hosted by AIGUASOL, is to provide insightful content about the versatile applications that circularity can offer to one of today’s most environmentally impactful industries: construction.
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Cities
Co-creation ideas get validated at demo building “El Bloc de...
Press Release
February 28, 2023
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During the final co-creation workshop, the participants put their heads together to validate the implementation of the ideas in the Houseful demo building “El Bloc dels Mestres”
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Regions & Cities
Helping the housing sector to embrace the circular economy: a ...
Press Release
February 8, 2023
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Our partner Housing Europe has developed a set of 70 recommendations for mainstreaming and upscaling HOUSEFUL-type circular renovation solutions in the European building sector
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Regions & Cities
A taste of circularity: Meet Plug-N-Harvest Project
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February 1, 2023
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Learn about how the EU-funded project Plug-N-Harvest contributes to the green transition of buildings through circular smart solar façade solutions.
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Cities
en Rural Deal project: Sustainable & Smart Transition Strategi...
Policy Brief
January 3, 2023
euki.de
en Rural Deal project: Sustainable & Smart Transition Strategies for Rural Municipalities
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Tourism
Passenger rights 2.0: towards better consumer protection and a...
Policy Brief
December 6, 2022
beuc.eu
Passenger rights 2.0: towards better consumer protection and a more resilient travel sector
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Tourism
Meet TExTOUR: Marinos Ioannides
Press Release
January 16, 2023
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The series of Meet TExTOUR interviews has a new episode. Marinos Ioannides from Cyprus University of Technology explains the unique heritage of the village of Fikardou and the importance of developing a cultural touri...
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Cities
Informe País GBCe 2022: sobre el estado de las urgencias de l...
Policy Recommendation
December 15, 2022
buildup.eu
Informe País GBCe 2022: sobre el estado de las urgencias de la edificación sostenible en España
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Cities
Invisible is better: when sustainable solutions blend into the...
Press Release
December 23, 2022
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Solar panels disguised as ancient Roman tiles or terracotta bricks to match the city skyline. The innovative solutions adopted by the archaeological park of Pompeii and the Portuguese city of Evora pave the way fo...
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Cities
When Houseful goes on the book “Architectures for EU Next Ge...
Press Release
December 23, 2022
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The book explores future design actions to address the challenges, factors, and trends influencing the liveability of tomorrow’s cities.
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Cities
POCITYF leads the way to a better use and distribution of ener...
Press Release
December 16, 2022
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Read our factsheets to find out which tools we are developing to help cultural heritage cities become smart cities!
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Cities
Validating the HOUSEFUL-ideas – co-creatively
Press Release
December 16, 2022
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During the final co-creation workshop, our stakeholders put their heads together to validate the strategies for implementing the co-creation-ideas
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Regions & Cities
Data is the new treasure for cities
Press Release
November 29, 2022
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Data is the essence of digital innovation. Its public availability is beneficial for residents, public and private sectors and academia. But it’s crucial also for government and administration, which have a key role...
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Regions & Cities
HOUSEFUL WORKSHOP SERIES | Digital Enablers for circularity in...
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November 18, 2022
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ITeC and Turntoo, two Houseful partners, will demonstrate how digital technology can serve as an enabler to improve the circularity of materials, the building, and the entire process. The event is free of charge.
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Regions
Houseful Webinar Series | N.1 – Material solutions for a cir...
Press Release
September 12, 2022
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The HOUSEFUL Webinars Series presents the circular solutions that are currently under development and will be demonstrated at building scale in each of four demo buildings. The 1st webinar will focus on material solut...
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Tourism
Under broad daylight: the lost paradigm of Côa Valley Palaeol...
Press Release
September 12, 2022
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Where do we come from? This is one of the humankind oldest questions. Digging in the past of our species is not easy. Further back we go in time, deepest is the darkness that envelops our history. The Upper Palaeolith...
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Regions & Cities
When nature came back to the cities
Press Release
August 31, 2022
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The heatwaves we are going through this summer are just one of the extreme weather conditions caused by the climate challenges. The heavy urbanization worldwide causes pollution, floods, biodiversity loss and many oth...
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Tourism
Meet TExTOUR: Dina Regalo
Press Release
August 23, 2022
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Through the “meet TExTOUR” interview series we are getting to know all the people that work hard to make this project a success. A virtual tour across countries and stories, understanding how a European project wo...
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Regions & Cities
Sustainable is beautiful
Press Release
August 5, 2022
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Beauty in architecture is often expensive, while sustainability should be affordable and widespread. Does this mean that aesthetics and sustainability are in conflict? Or can one integrate the other? Solutions exist. ...
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Tourism
A link between past and future: TExTOUR's pilot forum in t...
Press Release
August 5, 2022
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Defying the flight service disruptions, lost luggages, heatwave and last-minute setbacks TExTOUR’s partners met in Foz Côa, in Portugal, on the 14th-15th of July for the pilot forum workshop. An intense two-day mee...
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Cities
deep renovation: shifting from exception to standard practice ...
Report
November 18, 2021
buildup.eu
deep renovation: shifting from exception to standard practice in eu policy
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