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!
The UBC Sustainable Cities Commission is recruiting a Project Coordinator. The position includes the coordination of an EU funded project on sustainable urban mobility and participation in preparation of other project applications as well as in the overall tasks of the organisation. Deadline is 1st of November 2017.
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?".
Urban planners 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.
Urban planners from Sweden, Latvia, Finland and Estonia gathered to share experiences and create more sustainable and inclusive planning processes for brownfield regeneration. Cities of Riga, Turku, Norrköping and Tallinn presented their progress, challenges and best practices during the project meeting 1-3 March 2017.
The webinar discusses Power and Conflict in Planning introduced by Martin Westin from SWEDESD at Uppsala University.