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„Bendras planavimas siekiant geresnės gyvenimo kokybės“ – tai vienas iš galutinių projekto NEW BRIDGES, remiančio labiau integruotą požiūrį į regionų planavimą, rezultatų. Šio vadovo paskirtis – įkvėpti kiekvieną, norintį siekti atviresnės, labiau įtraukiančios ir interaktyvios planavimo kultūros. Jį galima naudoti įvairiai: kaip gidą siekiant miestų regionų bendradarbiavimo ir taikant gyvenimo…
Type: Publication
Viens no projekta NEW BRIDGES, ar kuru veicināja integrētāku pieeju reģionālajai plānošanai, īstenošanas rezultātiem ir publikācija "Kopīga plānošana labākai dzīves kvalitātei". Šo vadlīniju uzdevums ir kalpot par iedvesmas avotu ikvienam, kurš ir ieinteresēts panākt atklātāku, iekļaujošāku un interaktīvāku plānošanas kultūru.
Type: Publication
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“Planera tillsammans för bättre livskvalitet” är en av slutprodukterna i projektet NEW BRIDGES som är avsett att främja en mer integrerad strategi för regional planering. Denna handledning är tänkt att fungera som en inspirationskälla för alla som är intresserade av att sträva mot en mer öppen, inkluderande och samverkande planeringskultur.
Type: Publication
Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region is a successful model for the cooperation in Europe
Type: Environmental Bulletin
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The NEW BRIDGES online toolkit is a complimentary methodological package for the Planning together for Better Quality of Life –Guide for Integrated Management of Urban Rural Interaction. Available in EN, FI, SE, DE, LV, LT, EE, PL. (The toolkit has been archived)
Type: Toolkit
Innovative and sustainable cities do not emerge by themselves. Market forces or political statements alone do not attract people and enterprises. Active leadership and broad partnerships are needed to steer our cities into a sustainable direction.
Type: Environmental Bulletin
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Aiming to involve young generation in tackling the problems of the Baltic Sea, the Ministry of Environment of Finland, the Committee for Nature Use, Environmental Protection and Ecological Safety of the City of St. Petersburg, City of Kotka, City of Turku, UBC Commission on Environment and VALONIA organized a Russian-Finnish comics competition for school students, "What can you do for the Baltic…
Type: Publication
Topic: Water
It was 18 years ago, in 1992, at the UN Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro, when the idea of sustainable development was first time recognized at a high political level. The governments of the world committed to promote sustainable development in their national activities and international co-operation. As a result of the Rio Conference, the world began to understand…
Type: Environmental Bulletin
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The Baltic cities are changing with the world around them. Globalisation sets the scene for our cities with increased competition and global effects on local actions. Cities must cope with climate change, air pollution from increasing transportation, greater waste production and congested roads. New modes of production develop and people want a city suitable for working, housing and city life on…
Type: Environmental Bulletin
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UBC Sustainability Action Programme 2010-2015 Agenda for Sustainable Baltic Cities Adopted at the X UBC General Conference, Kristiansand, September 2009   During the upcoming Programme period the Baltic Sea Region as well as the UBC cities will be facing several large scale challenges. The challenges are already well known and some first steps to conquer them have already been taken. Climate…
Type: Publication
Привлечение заинтересованных сторон к процессу принятия решений в городах помогает местным властям создавать атмосферу взаимного доверия между гражданами и политиками, что способствует большей прозрачности политических решений, повышает интерес к ним и их принятие.
Type: Publication
The Baltic Sea Region connects the states having different historical backgrounds, distinct economic development and political experience. They have divergent past, but what unites them all is the future of the Baltic Sea. The prosperity of each state surrounding the Sea directly depends on the ecological state of the Baltic Sea. The importance of the Baltic Sea and the influence of its region…
Type: Environmental Bulletin
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Integrated Management – Towards Local and Regional Sustainability gives a short introduction to a model, an integrated management system (IMS), showing how cities and regions can integrate sustainability aspects in their management practices.
Type: Publication
Integroitu johtaminen – Kohti paikallista ja alueellista kestävää kehitystä esittelee lyhyesti integroidun johtamisjärjestelmän (IJJ, engl. Integrated Management System, IMS), jonka avulla kunnat ja seutukunnat voivat yhdistää kestävän kehityksen piirteitä hallintokäytäntöihinsä.
Type: Publication
The UBC Good Practices Database was developed to answer to the need of local authorities to find practical examples complemented with suitable tools. The practices cover sustainable development in cities including all topics from transport to health and from social aspects to economic instruments - all dimensions of the Aalborg Commitments. (The Database was archived)
Type: Toolkit
Stakeholder involvement processes need to be tailored according to the needs of the local authorities, yet consisting of good basic principles of participatory democracy. The process is transparent and inclusive. It supports the decision-making, offers feedback immediately and makes decisions more binding. The understanding of complicated issues and conflicting arguments increases. The overall…
Type: Publication
Stakeholder involvement processes need to be tailored according to the needs of the local authorities, yet consisting of good basic principles of participatory democracy. The process is transparent and inclusive. It supports the decision-making, offers feedback immediately and makes decisions more binding. The understanding of complicated issues and conflicting arguments increases. The overall…
Type: Toolkit
It is our great privilege to live here, in the Baltic Sea Region. However, we are living in a very unique and fragile ecosystem and this privilege entails us to manage here in a responsible and sustainable manner.
Type: Environmental Bulletin
Topic:
Climate change is increasingly at the heart of energy policy and technology development. It is therefore presenting an unprecedented challenge, but also an opportunity for Baltic Sea region in terms of its capacity and interest to innovations and low carbon technology deployment.
Type: Environmental Bulletin
Topic:
The 20th century was the period of unprecedented economic development in the world, great fall of colo- nialism and totalitarian systems. However, it took place at the expense of depletion of non-renewable sources of fossil fuels, metal ores and destruction of Earth’s natural wealth. It became commonly known at the end of the 20th century that the human being, in his uncontrollable expansion,…
Type: Environmental Bulletin
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Integrated Solutions for Sustainability Management in the Baltic Cities. A toolkit supporting local authorities to develop an organisational unit to ensure sustainable city development.    
Type: Publication
Urban sustainable development requires resources, skills, understanding, good communication and commitment, and most of all and organizational structure to manage the efforts. The URBANworks-toolkit that was developed in Integrated Solutions for Sustainability Management in Baltic Cities, SUSTAINMENT, during 2006-2007, supports the development and the establishment of a sustainability management…
Type: Toolkit
As people travel to buy goods and use services, they generate traffic. It is the ordinary day-to-day activities of urban residents - going to the shops, visiting the dentist or attending school - that generate traffic. Many cities face a multitude of challenges related to these activities, congestion, noise, air quality issues, health, safety, quality of life and the problem with a multitude of…
Type: Toolkit
Topic: Mobility