Publications

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Developing low-carbon energy systems is a cornerstone of achieving carbon neutrality targets set in cities' climate and energy plans. The UBC TALKS webinar on 15 December 2020 showcased examples from Tampere and Turku (Finland) on implementing sustainable energy solutions, presented local collaboration in energy planning in Area 21 project, as well as introduced a new funding instrument -…
Type: Video
Topic: Energy
Recording of the cities.multimodal webinar Co-creating urban space - testing the living street concept in the Baltic Sea Region more info: https://www.cities-multimodal.eu/
Type: Video
Topic: Mobility
It has been acknowledged that even though countries are increasingly adapting to climate change at the local level, there are considerable limits and barriers to adaptation, which can hinder a society from dealing with climate change effects. The aim of this report is to provide resources for municipal officers and experts to deal with the barriers to adaptation. The report provides a background…
Type: Publication
The webinar on 27 October 2020 continued exploring the topic of "Local work on the Sustainable Development Goals in UBC Cities", this time focusing on how cities can integrate SDGs in their strategies and what are the experiences of working with SDGs on local level. The webinar featured insights from the from the European Commission and experiences from UBC Members Greifswald, Malmö and Espoo.…
Type: Video
Dear UBC colleagues, Now in October we have important events coming up for us. The EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region is organizing the Annual Forum and a series on workshop virtually. These are important and relevant for us, as we are right now in the phase of planning and deciding on our actions and cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region up until 2030!
Type: eBulletin
Topic: Mobility
The cities play an important role in the successful implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Our webinar on 22 September 2020 explored how to get started with the Voluntary Local Review (VLR) process, presented advice from the European Commission and shared experiences from the UBC cities Helsinki, Umeå and Turku. Article and presentations are available
Type: Video
This webinar was co-organized by the Finnish Consulting Group (FCG) and UBC Sustainable Cities Commission.
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This document – "Guidelines on how to implement MaaS in local contexts" – summarises the lessons learnt in the CIVITAS ECCENTRIC project during the years 2016–2020. The project was the first to include measures that focus on a new concept called Mobility as a Service, (MaaS). The first project publication – "MaaS Readiness Level Indicators for Local Authorities" – was published in Autumn 2017.…
Type: Publication
Topic: Mobility
This webinar was co-organized by EUCF's Danish Country Expert EC Network and UBC Sustainable Cities Commission.
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This webinar was co-organized by EUCF's Estonian Country Expert Tartu Energy Agency and UBC Sustainable Cities.
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The webinar organized on 9 June 2020 was dedicated to the intelligent transport solutions piloting, introducing the HUPMOBILE project and ITS piloting, as well as presenting the agile piloting in Helsinki. During the webinar, the cities of Tallinn, Hamburg, Turku and Riga have discussed their minipilots. Article and presentations available
Type: Video
The webinar opens up the topic "Change your way(s) – towards multimodal urban mobility in BSR cities".
Type: Video
Topic: Mobility
This is a webinar in Latvian about the European City Facility (EUCF). The webinar was moderated by Ekodoma, the Latvian Country expert in EUCF.
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Dear UBC colleagues, We hope you are all fine despite this extraordinary situation. We are facing a new kind of challenge under the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of us during this spring are working from our homes.
Type: eBulletin
Topic: Mobility, Water
The webinar "Climate change adaptation through smart stormwater management" was organized on 28 April 2020. It included a presentation on modern sustainable stormwater management, as well as examples from the cities around the Baltic Sea: Copenhagen, Helsinki and Gdansk. All speakers highlighted current trends in the extreme weather events in their cities and provided a wide range of approaches…
Type: Video
Cities and municipalities in the Baltic Sea Region often share similar issues, being part of a network like the UBC facilitates cooperation and finding common solutions. Elina Rantanen (Turku), Dagmara Nagorka-Kmiezkiec (Gdansk), Dovydas Kaminskas (Taurage), Irena Šakalienė (Klaipeda), Guntars Ruskuls (Riga), Steffen Nozon (Rostock) and Kaspars Varpins (Liepaja) are interviewed.
Type: Video
Dagmara Nagorka-Kmiezkiec (Gdansk), Dovydas Kaminskas (Taurage), Irena Šakalienė (Klaipeda), Guntars Ruskuls (Riga) and Steffen Nozon (Rostock) share their cities’ most important sustainable development topics and issues at the XV UBC General Conference in Kaunas.
Type: Video
Extreme weather events and pollution require BSR cities to cooperate and join forces in common projects and initiatives. Dagmara Nagorka-Kmiezkiec (Gdansk), Dovydas Kaminskas (Taurage), Irena Šakalienė (Klaipeda), Guntars Ruskuls (Riga) and Steffen Nozon (Rostock) are interviewed.
Type: Video
Steffen Nozon Mobility coordinator from the Hanseatic City of Rostock talks about sustainable development, climate adaption and mobility.
Type: Video
Irena Šakalienė, Head of City Management Division Klaipeda City Municipality and co-chair of the UBC SCC speaks about climate change, extreme weather events and the importance of education in regard to climate resilience.
Type: Video
Dagmara Nagórka-Kmiecik, Deputy Director of Environmental Department of the City of Gdansk and member of the UBC SCC Advisory Board speaks about climate protection, water management issues, citizen involvement and cross-sectoral cooperation.
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Dovydas Kaminskas, Mayor of Taurage speaks about sustainable development projects in Taurage, air pollution, cooperation and networking.
Type: Video
Elina Rantanen, UBC Vice President and Chair of the City Council of the City of Turku speaks about common drivers for sustainable development, the BSR and Turku’s role in the UBC.
Type: Video
You can read more about the biofiltration stormwater solution in the Maunulanpuisto Park in the Baltic Smart Water Hub. This video is from the site visit of BSR WATER platform project partners to the Maunulanpuisto Park in Helsinki, where the city has implemented several stormwater solutions. The visit was done in March 2020. Learn more about the BSR WATER activities on the platform website.
Type: Video