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Urban Conservation Emergency Evacuation Plan (UCEEP)
Organisation : Climate Change Centre Reading , United Kingdom

Safeguarding, turning open space into public place. I’m an Urban Resilience Organiser and change agent interested in good urban governance in relation to urban DISASTER ADAPTATION - Climate Action solutions to Sustainable Cities and Communities in partnership, "Making Cities Resilient" to achieve the global goals. Well-designed urban growth, in e.g. urban regeneration and disaster risk management adaption with Urban Climatic Emergency Evacuation Planning is a safe way forward. How to identify and close response recovery gaps in urban resilience to reduce inequality and how to build better from start.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Water resources and air qualityClimate changePublic space
Social inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
BIO-COOP.ORG: Living Healthy | Living with Nature | Living Affordable
Organisation : BIO-COOP.ORG , Austria

We are launching a global platform to revolutionize, the view of humanity in terms of housing.

Having a home, a roof over our head is a basic need. It is a human right and not a commodity. Buildings are essential for everyone.

Buildings effect: Global warming, air pollution, water scarcity. (Cement Industry: 2,2 Billion Tonnes  CO2 Emissions/Year; Energy Consumption: 32%; Greenhouse-Gas-Emissions: 19%.)

Through our platform you learn about the impact living has on health, environment and how to save money through natural living. We achieve the essential change of mindset for the majority leading to efficiency improvement in behavior.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationWater resources and air qualityClimate change
Public spaceHousing
Pathways followed
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
Public Space - City Grace
City/Region : City of Tirana , Albania

The reallocation of existing public spaces and the development of new ones, is one of the main objectives for making Tirana a more sustainable and healthy city. Such actions aim to strengthen the social functions of the city space allowing the development of the right community dynamics that in the end contribute to societal sustainability. The requalification of Skanderbeg Square as a pedestrian, recreational space available to the public especially aims to stimulate a cultural shift in our society where we are more concerned about wellbeing rather than wealth.

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityPublic spaceSocial inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
Orbital Forest, a balance between the city and nature rediscovered
City/Region : Municipality of Tirana , Albania

At a time when some countries are talking about walls, In Tirana we are building a wall of trees to oxygenate the city. The 1st strategic objective in Boeri ‘s General Local Plan 2030 proposes an “Orbital Forest” of 2 million trees, encircling Tirana, acting as a green belt to prevent urban sprawl.  “Don’t underestimate the power of children,” says Tirana’s mayor, Erion Veliaj, "A city for our kids, is a city for all.” The forest ring is populated by kids’ “birthday trees”, planted by families.  We not only create a better future for our children, but we also raise children that will keep this future safe.  

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityBiodiversity
Greenfield land and natural spaceClimate changePublic space
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Support open data standards
A NEW REAL BOTANIC GARDEN, A NEW DISTRICT
Organisation : Creect NGO, Cartagena , Spain

In October 2015 CREECT NGO started the project for the restitution of what was one of the first botanical gardens in the world. Also some of the most unknown; The Royal Botanic Garden of Cartagena of the XVIIIth century located today in Los Mateos, one of the poorest neighborhoods in Spain.

An agreement was signed with the City Council of Cartagena, which gave way to the creation of a forum where exports met. Another agreement  was signed with the university UPCT, through which 15 architectural students would develop the new real botanic garden of Cartagena. This was just the beginning.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationBiodiversityGreenfield land and natural space
Water resources and air qualityClimate changePublic space
Social inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Planters, Education and the Arts
City/Region : Girona province , Spain

"Planters,"a project of ConArte Internacional, harneses the potential of arts education to contribute to social inclusion and educational and social transformation by introducing theatre, music, dance and visual arts education, facilitated by professional artists, in compulsory classes at primary and secondary schools of high complexity in the province of Catalonia, Spain. By doing so, it helps to develop new ways of thinking and living together, while fostering a taste for learning and exploration and enabling the increased participation of students from disadvantaged backgrounds in the cultural life of the communities, in which they live.

Agendas addressed
Social inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Guimarães, a Smart City for All
City/Region : Guimarães , Portugal

Guimarães, a Smart City for All focuses on the transformation of Guimarães into a sustainable, attractive, lively and wealthy city, through the integrated implementation of 12 transformative projects, which focus on digital solutions, public participation, science, innovation and knowledge.

Guimarães aligns with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and  Sustainable Development Goal 11 - Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. Guimarães, a Smart City for All is a transformative programme, which is for and includes the participation of citizens. Thus,  Guimarães, a Smart City for All is not just a sustainable project, is is a resilient action too.

 

 

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityWater resources and air quality
Climate changePublic space
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Support open data standards
Smart Catalonia: Building an ecosystem of smart, sustainable and liveable cities
City/Region : Government of Catalonia - Ministry for Digital Policy and Public Administration , Spain

Smart Catalonia is an initiative by the Government of Catalonia forming a network of 50 cities to share challenges and deploy urban solutions, generating economies of scale by adopting similar projects, and developing new business models to implement and sustain urban innovation across the region.

It promotes innovation in public services and economic growth across the cities within the network, and furthers economic growth and alignment with international frameworks such as the SDGs, the New Urban Agenda, and the Basque Declaration.

Smart Catalonia involves more than 70 public entities and 350 private partners.

Agendas addressed
Local economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Roca Umbert Art's Factory-culture and innovation for development through artists' residency programm
Organisation : Granollers/Barcelona/ Roca Umbert Art's Factory , Spain

Roca Umbert Arts’ Factory is a vibrant cultural place open to everyone and in continuous transformation. It is committed to the creative processes, the artistic creation and the dialogue between different arts. It also promotes the access to culture for everyone and it contributes to sustainable development.

The Factory is a unique place where the visual arts, music and dance are mixed with the creation of innovative ideas, cultural heritage and technology, as well as popular culture. They are linked to be experienced in any of the contemporary arts, and to be shared with the citizens.

Agendas addressed
Public spaceSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Civic imagination: Giving value to citizen engagement
City/Region : City of Bologna , Italy

By adopting a regulation on public collaboration between citizens and the City for the care and regeneration of urban commons, Bologna Municipality started a process that opened the door to a more participatory way of government: for citizens and with citizens.  Associations, individual citizens or informal groups can enter into Collaboration Pacts with the City to improve public spaces; an Office of Civic Imagination works full time on innovative policies to engage citizens; the Comunità web portal is available to share ideas and projects, and 6 Permanent District Labs allow citizens to interact with the City and co-design projects.

Agendas addressed
Public spaceSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
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