The latest issue of the Sustainable Cities Bulletin has been published. In this issue, many important aspects of sustainable cities are covered - stormwater management, brownfield regeneration, sustainable urban mobility and wastewater management. These activities that our member cities are doing in the framework of international cooperation projects, lead the work that we are all doing toward reaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Water – Integrated Storm Water Management project (2015-2018) provides new approaches and tools for urban planning ─ for greener, safer, more sustainable and attractive cities. The iWater introduces toolbox that provides both basic and detailed knowledge about stormwater management.
Are you interested to learn what kind of sustainable mobility tools, projects and cooperation opportunities we have to offer to UBC member cities?
Join Sustainable Mobility Webinar on 5 December 2017 at 10:00 (Central European Time). The Webinar will last about one and half hours and will introduce different possibilities and tools for the cities to start planning for their sustainable mobility options.
SUMPs-Up is a European cooperation project offering a series of learning activities that will equip city planning authorities and mobility practitioners with skills and knowledge that they need to develop and implement SUMPs (Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan).
As every year in the autumn the CIVITAS community gathered for the annual CIVITAS Forum to exchange and learn about sustainable mobility and meet colleagues from all over Europe! This year, forum's almost 500 participants met in Torres Vedras, Portugal.
One of the crucial requirements for the successful development of the water sector is the continuous cooperation on the cross-national basis. Baltic Sea Region countries share many common challenges, and each country has own experience in finding solutions to those.
We were represented during the XIV UBC General Conference that took place this time in the Greenest City in Europe – Växjö, Sweden, between 24 and 27 October 2017.
CDP, the global climate change disclosure non-profit, and the Union of the Baltic Cities (UBC), have agreed on a two-year Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) to involve more cities in the development and reporting of target-oriented climate actions. The findings are now published in a in a final report Climate Leadership from Baltic Sea Region Cities!
After a restful summer, we are all back in the office and back in action. During this autumn, water will be an important topic for our Commission through many project activities, meetings and conferences where we will be represented as well as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how we are promoting and implementing them on the local municipal level. Urban planning and brownfield related issues are also in our agenda for this autumn.
The third webinar's keynote speaker will be Elke Myrhede and her presentation will be about soil contamination in brownfield sites. The headline goes as "Soil contamination in brownfields - how does it concern planning?".