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Regions & Cities Newsletter

A weekly digest with recent news, upcoming events, new publications on Regions & Cities from across Europe

Sustainable is beautiful
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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A link between past and future: TExTOUR's pilot forum in t...
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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How can we use circular principles to drive innovation and su...
In recent years, Housing Europe has actively begun promoting the use of circular principles. In this regard, our work on the DRIVE 0 and HOUSEFUL projects has helped to expand our knowledge on this topic, which in...
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The tourism-friendly manifesto - 10 principles for making the ...
The tourism-friendly manifesto - 10 principles for making the impact of tourism more sustainable on cities
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Meet TExTOUR: Dorotea Ottaviani
TExTOUR is a European project made by different people from different countries, background and expertise. Working together, they make TExTOUR possible.
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A taste of circularity: meet Drive 0
Ana Tisov is the coordinator of Drive0, an EU-funded project to accelerate and improve deep renovation processes, with consumers at the centre. The aim is to make these processes environmentally friendly, cost effecti...
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Rééquilibrer l’occupation du parc social dans le cadre des projets de renouvellement urbain par les attributions et le relogement
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A Taste of Circularity: Meet CityLoops
Learn about how the EU-funded project CityLoops contributes to the ecological transition by harnessing two of the most important waste streams in Europe: Construction and Demolition Waste, and Bio-waste.
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RURITAGE's modern troubadour
A book collecting stories, interviews and experiences from six different rural territories in Europe showing how natural and cultural heritages can help rural communities’ development.
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A Compendium of Small Scale Actions to Promote the Circular Tr...
A Compendium of Small Scale Actions to Promote the Circular Transition in Cities
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Chart the course: TExTOUR's steering committee meeting in ...
TExTOUR steering committee met in Turin, Italy, on April 27th-28th, for a hybrid meeting to take stock of the work done in the projects’ first 15 months and to trace the route for TExTOUR’s next steps.
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Transformation in Antalya for a smarter, low-carbon future
The renaissance of the Kepez Santral district in Antalya as a green, hi-tech neighbourhood with energy-efficient homes is symbolic of the Turkish city’s decision to embrace smart solutions for a sustainable future, ...
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Learning by watching, improving by replicating
Innovating in urban energy and transport is complex and risky, but the successes and failures of others can help cities navigate their own way to becoming smart and sustainable.
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Back to nature: how green solutions are reshaping city landscapes
Some cities in Europe are embracing nature-based solutions to make life for residents more pleasant and sustainable – and these innovative approaches serve as a model for urban environments elsewhere
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Hope is in the air (quality) Eurocities position on the revisi...
Hope is in the air (quality) Eurocities position on the revision of the EU framework on air quality
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Becoming sustainable together with residents- participation an...
Successful energy transition is linked to the ability to engage different stakeholders in improving house sustainability.
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Life on the energy grid: the case of Dillenburgustraat in Alkm...
Sustainability is one of the main priority in Alkmaar city: let's follow Mascha, business vlogger, in her discovery of Dillenburgstraat houses energy sustainable solution.
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Meet the ULaaDS Follower Cities: Milan, Gdynia, Leuven and Hel...
Milan (Italy), Gdynia (Poland), Leuven (Belgium) and Helmond (The Netherlands) applied to join the study visit as part of the recently launched ULaaDS peer learning programme, which gives city representatives the oppo...
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Why should a smart city invest in the agricultural sector?
The new video on the smart city of Antalya tells us about solar power plant for agricultural irrigation
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New advice to make your city green and resilient through Natur...
The EU project URBAN GreenUP has published a kit with good practices and recommendations to help city administrations, urbanists, city planners and architects implement Nature-based solutions (NBS) in their cities
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Meet TExTOUR: Justyna Gorgoń
Enjoy the second interview of the meet TExTOUR series and discover more about this project from the voices of the people that are directly involved in its realisation.
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What you need to know about the Green City Action Plan but you...
What you need to know about the Green City Action Plan but your municipality won’t tell you
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Learning from experience: POCITYF’s cities share lessons lea...
On the 20th of December 2021, the POCITYF project organised an internal knowledge transfer workshop. During the event representatives of Alkmaar and Évora, the lighthouse cities, shared insights on the lessons they l...
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Smart Cities - Onderzoeksrapport bescherming van persoonsgegev...
Smart Cities - Onderzoeksrapport bescherming van persoonsgegevens in de ontwikkeling van Nederlandse Smart Cities
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Het ritme van de stad - Amsterdam Sounds: toekomstlessen uit e...
Het ritme van de stad - Amsterdam Sounds: toekomstlessen uit een burgermeetnetwerk voor geluid
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InVesta Foundation joins POCITYF
Investa's expertise centre will be one of the most sustainable in Alkmaar
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Framing heritage and linking it with heritage- based tourism
On the 24th of November an online expert’s workshop on cultural tourism took place. Organised by the research group of Planning and Regeneration from the University of Bologna, Italy, to gather experts worldwide to ...
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Two years of POCITYF: interview with Carlos Pinto de Sá, Évo...
Évora's Mayor, Carlos Pinto de Sá, reflects on the expectations, challenges and vision for Évora in its path towards the energy transition
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Performance énergétique et environnementale dans les quartie...
Performance énergétique et environnementale dans les quartiers en renouvellement urbain
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