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.
16.05.2017 - 12:15
Dear colleague from UBC city, did obstacles and work-related hurries deny you the visit to Jyväskylä for the "Resource...
04.05.2017 - 07:48
Urban planners are invited to learn from practical examples of 3D visualization and use of interactive participation...
12.06.2017 (All day)
The Conference "Embrace the Water: a Cities of the Future" focuses on sustainable urban water planning opening the correlation between the concepts of water in the city and urban planning. The event...
13.06.2017 (All day)
The 8th Strategy Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region will take place in Berlin on 13–14 June 2017. The major theme of the event is “Connectivity” highlighting the development of...
Is your city a small or medium-sized city that wants to prepare a tailor-made SUMP? Your city is more advanced and you want to take part in the uptake of SUMPs in European cities? The CIVITAS SUMPs-Up project is launching its first call for applications to join its Innovation Pilot Pool (IPP), a selected group of transport and urban mobility planning practitioners who will develop innovative tools and services to help SUMP development in European cities. This is a great opportunity for UBC cities needing support in preparing their first Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan and willing to exchange... more
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
Urban planners from UBC cities are invited to learn from practical examples of 3D visualization and use of interactive participation tools in urban planning in Baltic Urban Lab Workshop II. To be able to plan a good city for all users, involvement of public and different stakeholder has become more and more important in urban planning. Technical development and introduction of new digital tools has brought new possibilities to the development of interactive participation tools in the field of urban planning. However, city planners are still asking questions which tools to use and how they... more
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