News archive of the UBC Sustainable Cities Commission

Developing successful urban planning on storm water management

03.10.2016 - 11:26
iWater event
Developing successful urban planning on storm water management Methods, practices and cities know-how on storm water management vary in the Baltic Sea region. iWater project aims at promoting basic elements of the storm water management and its methods in the area. Therefore, seven partner cities of iWater – Riga, Jelgava, Tartu, Turku, Helsinki, Gävle and Söderhalmn – will gain meaningful input when they hear the most resent information on the field of storm water management in order to...

The UBC SCC Commission Meeting

03.10.2016 - 10:13
How does smart urban planning correlate with nature reserves and how can it influence storm water management? The discussion on urban development solutions in the framework of two projects will take place on the upcoming Commission Meeting of the UBC Sustainable Cities Commission in the City of Jelgava, Latvia on 12-14 October 2016. One of the projects on the meeting’s agenda is NATURA 2000 initiative that focuses on protection and development of the most valuable and threatened nature sites in...

IWAMA Capacity Development Workshop in Lahti

03.10.2016 - 09:19
IWAMA Lahti workshop
The International Water Management (IWAMA) project aims at developing resource efficiency in the wastewater treatment sphere. It concentrates particularly on the challenges of making municipal WWT sector more energy efficient and developing sludge management adequately. Earlier in autumn, IWAMA organized the first workshop among the events planned for the project’s lifetime. The 1st International Capacity Development Workshop took place in Lahti, Finland, on 20-21 September 2016. The event was...

First Project meeting of Baltic Urban Lab kicks-off stakeholder engagement activities in the pilot cities

03.10.2016 - 09:04
Baltic Urban Lab
Baltic Urban Lab is one of the major projects coordinated by the UBC Sustainable Cities Commission. It is co-funded by the INTERREG Central Baltic Programme and will be implemented from October 2015 until the end of 2018. The project aims at improving urban planning in brownfield regeneration to help cities revitalize urban space. New methods for integrated planning and partnership models are tested in four cities of the region: Norrköping, Riga, Tallinn and Turku. The project conducted its...

UBC Sustainability eBulletin 2/2016 published!

23.06.2016 - 13:51
The new UBC Sustainability eBulletin has been published! Read the newest issue here!

Invitation: European Green Leaf Award 2018 - Online workshop for applicant cities

07.06.2016 - 12:43
The European Commission’s DG Environment organises an online workshop for cities that are interested in applying for the European Green Leaf. In case your municipality would you like to submit its application,  you are invited to attend on Monday 13 June 2016 10.00-13.00 CET.   London 09:00 Brussels 10:00 Athens 11:00   European Green Leaf The European Green Leaf recognises towns and cities that demonstrate a strong...

Invitation to join SmartEnCity Network launch workshop (Tartu, Estonia)

13.05.2016 - 15:03
SmartEnCity Network will be launched through a workshop on June 1, 2016 in Tartu (Estonia). The goal of the network is to help European small and medium-sized cities to become Smart Zero Carbon City forerunners. Please find the agenda and registration information to the workshop and related conference "Smart City for Citizens" below: The SmartEnCity Network launch workshop When: 1 June 2016, at 16:30-19:00 Where: In Tartu, Estonia, Dorpat Conference Centre, Turu 2,  TASKU shopping mall AGENDA...

Cultures of Sustainability in Baltic Cities (Sustainable Safe Cultural Events)

09.05.2016 - 14:52
Cultures of Sustainability in Baltic Cities (Sustainable Safe Cultural Events) A joint meeting of the UBC Commissions on “Cultures of Sustainability in the Baltic cities” will be held in the cities of Słupsk and Ustka (Poland), 15th - 17th June 2016.  Organizers of the joint meeting are UBC Sustainable Cities Commission, UBC Safe Cities Commission and UBC Cultural Cities Commission. Organizing large scale public events (e.g. festivals, concerts) presents cities often with many challenges (...

UBC Sustainability eBulletin 1/2016 published!

01.04.2016 - 11:31
The new UBC Sustainability eBulletin has been published. Read the bulletin here!

Video Your Choice / Our Future - CIVITAS DYN@MO

22.02.2016 - 14:29
Your Choice / Our Future
CIVITAS DYN@MO is an ambitious project where UBC particitates in with strategic importance to sustainable mobility planning in four dynamic European cities. Check out the main accomplishments that have been reached so far! The video also highlights that new mobility planning and smart technologies create opportunities for changing mobility behaviour and creating a citizen friendly urban environment. 2016 will be the fourth and final year of the DYN@MO project. The main project outcomes will be...

Baltic Urban Lab kicked off!

22.01.2016 - 10:46
Baltic Urban Lab project was successfully kicked off in Turku, Finland, 19-21st of January 2016! The Conference entitled “Building Partnerships for Brownfield Regeneration” gathered decision-makers, planners and experts from the four Central Baltic countries to discuss how new planning tools and models promoting integrated management and co-creative urban planning can be developed and tested in the project. The general brownfield-oriented session of the event enabled reflecting upon the...

iWater project starts implementation!

15.12.2015 - 14:06
The project led by Riga City Council has been granted funding by the decision of the INTERREG Central Baltic Programme's Steering Committee on 26 August 2015. Its official implementation period started on 1 December 2015 and will last until 1 June 2018. iWater aims to improve urban planning by developing integrated and multifunctional storm water management in Central Baltic cities thus creating higher quality, cleaner and safer urban environment and  increasing urban sustainability. Project...

New UBC Sustainability Bulletin 2015 published!

10.11.2015 - 11:23
Dear member cities, dear partners,the new print version of the yearly Baltic Cities Sustainability Bulletin has been published at the UBC General Conference in Gdynia!The print copies will be send out soon to all our member cities, if you want to receive the bulletin in paper format, please contact us. Here you can read the online version. Enjoy! 

UBC-led project Baltic Urban Lab starts implementation

05.10.2015 - 17:00
The project has been granted funding by the decision of the INTERREG Central Baltic Programme's Steering Committee on 26 August 2015. Its official implementation period started 1 October 2015 and will last until 1 January 2019. Baltic Urban Lab aims at improving urban planning by developing and testing new integrated models for brownfield regeneration. The project tackles an increasing need to build attractive, high-quality and sustainable urban areas that is a common challenge for all Central...

XIII UBC General Conference "Building smart cities in the Baltic Sea Region"

16.09.2015 - 13:25
The next UBC General Conference with the topic of "Building smart cities in the Baltic Sea Region" is taking place from Oct 27th-30th in Gdynia, Poland! You can find the detailed programme and all practical information on the conference website! Come and meet us from the Sustainable CIties Commission during the conference days and on our stand. We especially want to welcome you to the joint meeting of the new commissions and the parallel workshops on "Smart cities" and "Sustainable Urban...