Union of the Baltic Cities Sustainable Cities Commission is one of the thematic Commissions of the Union of the Baltic Cities (UBC). Union of the Baltic Cities is a voluntary, proactive network mobilizing the shared potential of its member cities for democratic, economic, social, cultural and environmentally sustainable development of the Baltic Sea Region.
We at UBC Sustainable Cities Commission are responsible for the environmental and urban sustainability activities within UBC and we co-ordinate the UBC Sustainability Action Programme which is closely linked to the EU strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. We operate via development projects, member city conferences and policy meetings.
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Urban planners from Sweden, Latvia, Finland and Estonia gathered to share experiences and create more sustainable and...
iWater - Integrated Storm Water Management project (2015 – 2018) has been granted for the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region´s HA Climate Flagship Status. The flagship status is a recognition for the iWater´s work for transnational cooperation within urban planning and integrated storm water management. iWater project aims to improve the urban planning in the cities of the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) via developing integrated storm water management system. It brings together seven cities in the Central Baltic, the Aalto University from Helsinki and the leading network of the BSR cities – Union... more
IWAMA application was a main outcome of the BSR IWAMA Seed project work, successfully submitted for funding from the Baltic Sea Region Interreg Programme 2014-2020. IWAMA project’s approach to improving resource efficiency in waste water management in the BSR concentrates on capacity development of the WWT operators and implementation of the pilot investments which will result in reduced nutrient inflows to the Baltic Sea.
The purpose of the Union of the Baltic Cities Sustainability Action Programme 2016–2021 is to guide the whole network of the UBC towards development of a smart and sustainable Baltic Sea Region. The programme gives strategic direction to the realisation of our vision of the UBC cities in the future - creating a smart, safe and sustainable Baltic Sea Region. This Action Programme was adopted as an annex to the UBC Strategy 2016–2021 by the XIII UBC General Conference in October 2015 in Gdynia, Poland, and it was guided and produced by the UBC Sustainable Cities Commission (UBC SCC) in... more
Welcome to the UBC SCC Commission Meeting! The UBC Sustainable Cities Commission Meeting will be organized in the City of Jyväskylä on 16-18 May 2017. 16th of May is reserved for the Advisory Board Meeting (only for Advisory Board members), site visits and networking event in the evening. 17th of May will have Resource Wisdom as the guiding theme. A site visit to Kangas* area will be arranged, followed by two afternoon sessions (Resource wise solutions of cities & Smart and resource wise practices and challenges in the UBC cities) and a roundtable discussion (How is Resource Wisdom and... more