Save the date for the XIV UBC General Conference that will be taking place on 24 - 27 October 2017 in Växjö!
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 cooperation and the necessity to intensify contacts in the region.
The Strategy Forum brings together participants from governments, international organisations, universities and businesses, and the event offers a wide networking occasion for the regional actors to share results and experience, look for solutions of local challenges.
More information about the event will be available closer to the date.
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 takes place in Gothenburg, Sweden on 12 – 14 June 2017.
The conference has several themes, each emphasizing innovative solutions in the approaches to the attractive feature of water, climate change factor in planning, sustainable infrastructure systems, and others. The programme features technical visits to the water planning sites in Gothenburg.
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 Circular Economy understood in your city?, following up a preassignment). Topping up the day will be the cruise on lake Päijänne (where a case will be presented) and networking dinner later in the evening.
18th of May is focusing on biosphere regions as promoters of competitiveness and sustainability - different cases will be presented as well as a workshop following up the case from the afternoon of the previous day.
Please have a look in the Programme for more specific descriptions and timetables of what will be happening during the Commission Meeting days and join your colleagues from the many Baltic Sea Region cities for networking, learning from best practices and finding solutions to issues that are familiar to us all!
Register to the Commission Meeting here: https://www.ubc-sustainable.net/events/registration/registration-ubc-sustainable-cities-commission-meeting-jyväskylä-2017
Register before 5th of May 2017!
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WELCOME TO JYVÄSKYLÄ!
*A former paper mill area located nearby by the city centre which will turn into a home to 5,000 inhabitants and 2,100 jobs. A
vital role is played by Smart City ICT solutions.
What are the pathways that lead to a more sustainable world?
Pathways to Sustainability Transformation Science Day 2017 provide as a discussion forum for researchers, students, policy makers, companies and other interest groups in order to support dialogue between science and the society and serve as a platform for sustainability scientists to present their latest research findings. To increase the societal impact of the event, we also aim to produce a policy brief, which will be formed from the findings discussed in the event.
The Science Day will be the first Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) event in Finland and it simultaneously act as a launching pad for the newly established Helsinki Sustainability Science Centre.
The two-day event consists of top key note speeches in sustainability science and parallel working groups for research and thematic workshop for sustainability practitioners. For more detailed information, see the programme.
The event is free of change and open to all interested in the subject.
The event is sponsored by Maj and Tor Nessling Foundation and is organised in collaboration with Sustainable Development Solutions Network Northern Europe (SDSN-NE) and Forum for Environmental Information.
The 4th international conference Smart & Healthy Transport in Cities will be held on 4 – 5 April 2017 in Plzeň, the Czech Republic. The event will focus on the transportation system and how to make it more sustainable.
The conference features three major topics to open up the transportation theme. First, Mobility as a Service (MAAS) concept is introduced from the European perspective: components of MAAS, experiences from launched projects and the issue of financing them – the variety of aspects ensures an extensive overview of the topic. Second, Sustainable Mobility presents transportation solutions of applying “clean mobility” in cities. Finally, the topic of Urbanism and Public Transportation focuses on raising the accessibility in the context of urban growth.
We have the technology, we have the knowledge. What we need now is an innovative, visionary and multidisciplinary leadership!
Be part of the Baltic Sea Future Congress in Stockholm, Sweden on 6 – 7 March 2017 and make your voice heard among hundreds of international guests. The Congress brings together mayors, leading civil servants, researchers, business and agency leaders in the Baltic Sea Region to promote and share knowledge, tools and best practices, to find motivation and inspiration in successful experiences and innovative solutions. We think your city should become a part of it!
Opportunity for action-oriented municipalities to meet
Baltic Sea Future will address the challenges in the Baltic Sea Region, focusing on the key role of municipalities. The Baltic Sea is loved, needed and polluted, and municipalities are the hubs that can coordinate interests, engage local citizens, turn scientific results into action, and handle the challenges to create a sustainable future for the Baltic Sea. In addition, for municipality mayors, a healthy Baltic Sea is a prerequisite to reach the UN Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The program includes several UBC related sessions, such as Achieving Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals in the Baltic Sea context, the importance of innovative and visionary leadership, measures for safeguard access to clean water, among others.
Inauguration and welcome speech will be delivered by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria, UN appointed Sustainable Development Goals Advocate.
Join the Baltic Sea Future for free!
UBC and the Baltic Sea Future Congress offer an opportunity of free participation for 50 Member Cities from Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland. The organizers also provide a discount for hotel bookings for these countries. Contact us to register for the congress for free - you can find the contact details below.
Visit the boat fair "Allt för sjön"
"Allt för sjön" is one of the largest boat fairs in Europe and the leading boat show in Sweden. It is organized in the same premises (Stockholmsmässan in Stockholm, Sweden) on 4-12 March 2017. Participants of the Baltic Sea Future Congress have an exclusive opportunity to visit it free of charge!
Registration is open now!
Baltic Urban Lab is organising a workshop in Tallinn, Estonia for all interested parties - UBC member cities are warmly welcome to join the workshop activities for the day of 2nd of March 2017 (8:45-17:00).
Inclusion of actors outside the public planning organisations has become increasingly important for reaching planning goals in an efficient manner, by pooling resources and sharing risks. However, it is not very common yet for cities to work in a very co-ordinated way with approaches following the public-private-people partnership (4P) principles. Therefore, the first Baltic Urban Lab Workshop will focus on the practical implementation of public-private-people partnership models in urban planning with a special emphasis on cooperation with private sector actors. Real-life case examples from cities around the Baltic Sea region will be showcased.
Registration to the workshop will be open until 20 February 2017!
More information (agenda and registration link) can be found here.
Climate Cube on the international conference in Malmö
Europe’s first conference on how cities can work towards the UN’s 17 new Sustainable Development Goals! We are inviting 4 cities to join in the Dialogue seminar to present their excellence in climate change. Are you interested? Please contact the UBC Sustainable Cities Commission Secretariat.
International conference Linnaeus Eco-Tech 2016
Linnaeus Eco-Tech conference that is held in Kalmar (Sweden) on 21-23 November 2016 celebrates a Jubilee this year. The conference occurring for the 10th time promotes sustainability across the Baltic Sea and focuses on developing technologies for waste and wastewater treatment and environmental remediation.
Sharing cities: Join the EUROCITIES Conference in Milan
The global city of Milan in Italy welcomes everyone for the annual EUROCITIES conference that will take place on 16-18 November 2016.
World Congress for smart cities in Barcelona
World Congress “Smart City Expo” in Barcelona on 15-17 November 2016.
The 7th Strategy Forum of the EUSBSR - Vision 2030
The beginning of November in Sweden will be lightened by the major annual event for the EU in the Baltic Sea Region: the 7th Strategy Forum of the EUSBSR held at the Brewery Conference Centre in Stockholm. The Conference’s programme is tight to fit dozens of events into two days (8-9 November 2016).
Energize your city: Local Renewables Conference 2016
On 26-28 October 2016, the City of Freiburg (Germany) will welcome everyone to participate in the annual conference on sustainable urban development. The theme of this year is Energising the Smart City and Region, and the event is organized together with the City of Basel (Switzerland) and ICLEI Europe.
Building Sustainability SGBC16 with WorldGBC Congress Sweden
This event brings together everyone working with sustainability in real estate, architecture, construction and urban planning. This year's conference addresses how the built environment can actively contribute to sustainable living and a more stable climate.
UBC SCC Commission Meeting
We would like to warmly invite you to the next Commission Meeting of UBC SCC in Jelgava, Latvia on 12-14 October 2016.
CIVITAS FORUM 28-30th September 2016
The CIVITAS FORUM Conference 2016 will be organized on 28-30th of September in Gdynia, Poland, with the theme "Shaping the mobility of tomorrow". The event will gather hundreds of CIVITAS stakeholders from around Europe, all of whom are devoted to the development of sustainable urban mobility in their cities.
Climate Chance 2016
Climate Chance 2016 will be organised in Nantes, France on 26 - 28 September 2016.
Electro Mobility in Smart Cities
Electro Mobility in Smart Cities is a two-day conference taking place on 21-22 September 2016 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The focus will be on:
The UBC SCC Advisory Board meeting
The 2016 second UBC SCC Advisory Board meeting takes place in City of Lahti, Finland, on Thursday 8 September – Friday 9 September 2016.
Cultures of Sustainability in Baltic Cities
It is our honor and pleasure to invite you all to the Joint Meeting of UBC Commissions on Cultures of Sustainability in Baltic Cities which will be held in City of Słupsk and City of Ustka, Poland 15th – 17th June 2016.
Symposium: The Road from Paris: Implementing Climate Change Management and Strategies in Cities and Municipalities in the Baltic Sea Region
The Symposium “The Road from Paris: Implementing Climate Change Management and Strategies in Cities and Municipalities in the Baltic Sea Region” is being organized by Uppsala University, Sweden and HAW Hamburg, Germany in the Baltic University Programme (BUP), together with Union of Baltic Cities (UBC), and Uppsala municipality under the auspices of the International Climate Change Information
ECOMM 2016- European Conference on Mobility Management
The 20th European Conference on Mobility Management - ECOMM 2016 will take place from 1st-3rd of June 2016, hosted by the Municipality of Athens and the Universities of Thessaloniki and Piraeus
The SHIFT - International business festival in Turku
The SHIFT is for startups, companies, investors, and public sector organizations with an interest in the health, learning and energy sectors, and how technology is changing them. The SHIFT celebrates the heroes of today who are courageous enough to lead the change towards a sustainable future.
European Maritime Day 2016
Investing in competitive blue growth - smart and sustainable solutions
8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns- Transformative Action: the potential for Europe
The 8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns, held from 27-29 April 2016 in the Basque Country will be hosted by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, the Basque Government, Bizkaia County Council and Bilbao City Council, with the involvement of Udalsarea 21 - Basque Network of Municipalities for Sustainability, in partnership with other international networks and organ
Reducing nutrient inputs to the Baltic Sea – how to strengthen project partnerships in the region
This one day seminar is looking for concrete opportunities to save the Baltic Sea by reducing nutrient loading from scattered settlements and waste water treatment sludge management.
3rd European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans
This is the principal annual event for all those involved in turning the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan concept into practice. Be one of the 300 delegates from across Europe to attend this free event. This is a unique opportunity for networking and learning about the latest developments in urban mobility planning.
Climate Summit for local leaders: Cities for Climate
A Historic Convening of Local Leaders - Fighting Climate Change
United Nations Conference on climate change - COP 21
From 30 November to 11 December 2015, Paris will chair and host the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21).
This year's Annual Polis Conference on "Transport innovation for sustainable cities and regions" will take place on 19 and 20 November 2015 in Brussels. Side events and Polis' Annual General Assembly (AGA) are scheduled for 18 November.
DYN@MO Summer University
CIVITAS DYN@MO invites you to join the third edition of the DYN@MO Summer University, which will be held 4-6 November 2015 in Palma! The topic of the event is "Developing “Mobility 2.0” systems and services".
XIII UBC General Conference "Building smart cities in the Baltic Sea Region"
The XIII UBC General Conference will be held in Gdynia on 27–30 October 2015. Invited representatives of UBC member cities, Baltic and European governmental and non-governmental institutions and organisations will discuss smart city development.
CIVITAS Forum 2015, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Get ready for the CIVITAS Forum 2015 in historic Slovenia!
CIVITAS Forum Lubljana
RESERVE YOUR PLACE AT THE CIVITAS FORUM!
Let's make our cities better than ever! The CIVITAS Forum 2015 is around the corner, and will open its doors from October 7-9 in Ljubljana, the enchanting capital of Slovenia. This lovely historic metropolis represents the perfect backdrop for the Forum, especially since this year's theme is 'Sharing the City'.
The Covenant of Mayors in a Nordic context - Workshop
2nd European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs)
The 2nd European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) will be held at the Polytechnic University in Bucharest, Romania from 16-17 June 2015.
VI Annual Forum of the EUSBSR
The 6th Annual Forum of the European Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR), will take place between the 15th and the 16th of June in Jūrmala, Latvia.
European Sustainable Energy Week
The dates are set for this year’s leading event on the promotion of a secure, clean and efficient energy for Europe. The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) will take place from 15 to 19 June 2015 in Brussels and across Europe.
73rd UBC Executive Board meeting
The 73rd Executive Board Meeting of the Union of the Baltic Cities will take place in Dolina Charlotty, Poland between the 10th and the 14th June 2015.
The meeting will serve as a framework for discussions on general UBC metters and for networking activities. During the event, the Communications Seminar's follow up will also be hosted.
Baltic Sea Region Forum
The eighth Baltic Sea Region Forum will take place in Turku on the 4th of June 201. This year's theme: "What does the Cold Peace between the EU and Russia mean for the Baltic Sea region?" will focus on on business and economics, environmental co-operation, regional co-operation and on research findings on the topic.
UBC Sustainable Cities Commission meeting Turku, June 3-4 2015
Herewith we warmly invite you to the next SCC meeting in Turku on June 3-4 2015!
European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA) 2015
The second European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA) 2015 will take place between the 12th and the 14th of May in Copenhagen.
Covenant of Mayors workshop - Financing projects with the European Energy Efficiency Fund (eeef)
The Covenant of Mayors organises a finance working group workshop for cities and other public authorities that have developed bankable project proposals or are in the process to do so.
First UBC Sustainable Cities Commission meeting
The first meeting of the UBC Sustainable Cities Commission will discuss and develop upcoming activities of the Commission and also further develop the UBC Sustainability Action Programme 2015 – 2020.
Meeting Point Urban Magma - first annual conference
Welcome to the first annual conference of Meeting Point Urban Magma! Here you will be part of forming a strategy to create a centre of excellence for sustainable cities. UBC Sustainable Cities Commission meeting will be organised alongside the conference, for more information go to the Commission meeting page.
Baltic Sea Region advancing towards Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning - Conference
The UBC Commission on Transportation together with the City of Gdynia organise a conference "Baltic Sea Region advancing towards Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning" The conference will be held in Gdynia (Poland) on 23-24th October 2014 and is organised within the framework of the Baltic Sea Region Competence Centre on SUMP.
CIVITAS Forum 2014 in Casablanca
The 12th edition of the annual CIVITAS Forum Conference will take place between 23rd and 26th September 2014 in Casablanca, Morocco. Casablanca will be the first non-European city hosting the CIVITAS forum conference.
UBC Joint Commission Seminar in Riga
In the year when Riga is the European Capital of Culture Riga City Council City Development Department together with the Union of Baltic Cities Commission on Urban Planning and Commission on Environment invite you to the UBC Joint Commission Seminar in Riga, Latvia.
Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans ‘Planning for a liveable city’
The European Platform on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) is hosting its first ever European Conference, offering mobility planners and implementers from all over Europe an opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the field of SUMPs.
PA NUTRI panel discussion ‘Involving new partners to save the sea’
PA NUTRI panel discussion with the main topic of involvement of Belarus in PA NUTRI flagship projects and next steps for future cooperation. Part of Turku Baltic Sea Days, one of the "TALK ABOUT THE WATER: HOW TO SAVE THE SEA?" -events organized by the Baltic Sea Challenge network.
Baltic Sea Days 2014
IWAMA Seed project workshop on Solutions in modern municipal wastewater treatment
Workshop will include short presentations on challenges in municipal wastewater treatment related to capacity development of operators, energy efficiency and sludge handling.
UBC Joint Commission meeting 2014 in Örebro, Sweden
UBC Joint Commission meeting in Örebro Sweden May 18-21th together with the host City of Örebro, the UBC Commissions on Transport, Urban Planning and Environment. Meeting topic is traffic corridor and wasteland to lively city, see attached agenda PDF for more background information about Örebro, the UBC Commission Programme and practical information about the meeting.
CIVITAS DYN@MO Summer University on electric vehicles
CIVITAS DYN@MO invites you to join second edition of the DYN@MO Summer University, 14 - 16 May 2014 in Palma!
Final conference of the PRESTO project
Final conference of the PRESTO project will take place on 11th February 2014 in Helsinki, Finland. The event is dedicated to the topic “Save the Sea – Investing in Waste Water Management in Belarus”.
UBC Joint Commission meeting in the City of Tallinn 10-12 April 2013
From the 10th to the 12th of April, the Energy, Environment and Transport Commission of UBC has invited all member cities to join the joint commission meeting in Tallinn, Estonia. The focus was on saving energy and the environment through sustainable transport solutions.