urban planning

The concept of ‘planning’ and ‘managing’ cities is not a new one. Local administrations have often tried to tackle the challenges associated with large population density through territorial-based policies.

Until recently, major urban planning strategies covered all aspects of urban planning, both aesthetic and practical: streets, building facades, parks, sewers and water works, facilities and public monuments.

Cities today face new challenges and urban planning has adapted to accommodate these. Administrations have to consider the future of our cities in a globalised and interconnected world, and deal with issues such as climate change mitigation, social inclusion and preserving cultural heritage.  

As described in ‘A practitioner’s guide to neighbourhood regeneration’, our working group on urban regeneration’s November 2011 report: “Urban regeneration is a social, economic, physical, sustainable, demographic, financial and collaborative issue”.

Urban regeneration is at the core of city planning. Urban regeneration can be defined as the integrated local redevelopment of deprived areas (neighbourhood, city, metropolitan area). It covers many aspects of city life: physical, social and environmental. Approaches depend on a city’s history, and therefore policies must be integrated and area-based.

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Open call to young professionals - views on the urban future

To mark the 30th anniversary of EUROCITIES, we are launching an open call to collect material to be published in an edited volume of selected views from young professionals.

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publication date: 06-01-2016

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EUROCITIES on COP 21 – L’Ile de Nantes

Nantes is transforming a former industrial area into a sustainable living, working and leisure environment.

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publication date: 08-12-2015

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Philipp Rode on sustainable cities at EUROCITIES 2015

Philipp Rode, executive director of LSE Cities, delivered the keynote speech at EUROCITIES 2015 Copenhagen/Malmo on 5 November.

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publication date: 05-11-2015

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publication date: 02-09-2015

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EUROCITIES on COP 21: Copenhagen's cycle super highways

A network of cycle super highways in Copenhagen is encouraging citizens to travel to work and school by bike.

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publication date: 16-07-2015

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New project to reduce traffic congestion

With a dynamic and innovative approach to research, the CREATE project will develop tailored advice and guidance to help local authorities deal with traffic congestion.

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publication date: 16-07-2015

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EUROCITIES on COP 21: Burgas, a transport pioneer in south east Europe

By overhauling its public transport system and providing alternative transport modes, Burgas is helping citizens travel more sustainably.

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publication date: 30-06-2015

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Cities in action: REECH, Liverpool

REECH is a public-private pilot project to test green retrofitting in Liverpool City Region housing.

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publication date: 24-06-2015

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Breaking down barriers - working together for a better Europe

Together with the cities of Lisbon and Berlin, we organised a conference on accessibility in Lisbon on 18-19 June.

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publication date: 23-06-2015

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Politicians meet in Nantes: ‘no global climate deal without cities’

At a political debate today in Nantes, city leaders discussed the importance of recognising the role of cities and local solutions in a global climate deal at COP 21.

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publication date: 10-06-2015