#7 Fierbinți could become an urban escape and touristic brand – UHub European Tour

The seventh stop of our tour brought us to Fierbinți-Târg, in the West Ialomita Functional Area. Medium-sized and small urban communities have always had difficulties in creating a development strategy if they are located near a large urban agglomeration, but in Fierbinti we discovered a strategy with real potential: a bedroom, eventful and green city. …

#6 Zagreb and institutional collaboration – UHub European Tour

Croatia is a country known for its tourist attractions and rich history, but in this article, we will talk about how the capital managed to initiate effective collaboration with the cities, towns and municipalities around it and access financing for the sustainable development of the entire area. Zagreb is a very good example of how …

#5 Balaton Functional Area found the balance between development and nature conservation – UHub European Tour

The UHub European Tour continues with its fifth stop in the Lake Balaton area, where local administrations have joined together to promote sustainable tourism. Attention to nature conservation and sustainable development is assisted by technology through an innovative data collection project in Balaton. Lake Balaton is one of the most famous attractions in Europe for …

#4 Kaliskz-Ostrowska Agglomeration and sustainable development – ​​UHub European Tour

The Kalisz-Ostrowska Agglomeration is our fourth stop on the UHub Tour. Consisting of several units, the agglomeration is a model for how a community can develop sustainably in both urban and rural areas. The population of the urban agglomeration counts 360,000 inhabitants, which represents 10% of the population of the Greater Poland region. The urban …

#3 Brno and the participatory budgeting – UHub European Tour

The third stop on our tour brought us to the Czech Republic, in the city of Brno. We learned that the local government here is a pioneer in the introduction of participatory budgeting. Furthermore, the development strategy includes capitalizing on local heritage, investing in sustainable mobility and supporting innovation and scientific excellence. Brno introduced participatory …

Proximity brings together Specialists and People to design future cities

Proximity is the definition of public spaces that no longer fulfil their original function and are in need of immediate interventions of the specialists with the participation of the community. UrbanizeHub worked together with the people and public administration of Lugoj to nourish civic engagement, teamwork and placing the people in the center of attention. …

Urban Innovation Hackathons : Chances for Ideas that Shape the Cities

UrbanizeHub encourages public initiatives and challenges the people to come up with solutions for better cities. We present in this article the projects proposed during the Urban Innovation Hackathons, a contest organized in two important Romanian cities, and we hope that more people will participate in our future hackathons. Between October and November, UrbanizeHub implemented …

Be smart, be one of the first 100 green cities of Europe! The extraordinary opportunity for communities and environment has been launched

The European Commission has launched the call for the cities that aspire to become  the first 100 climate-neutral cities by 2030! Find out the most recent pieces of information and what are the benefits for the pioneering communities that will enlist for the mission. UrbanizeHub had the opportunity of making public the first details of …

Urban living labs as key instruments in sustainable city development

Given the impact of urban lifestyles in terms of greenhouse gas emissions and the fact the global urban population is expected to double within the next decades, we need to design and develop sustainable cities both to stay within planetary boundaries and to enable a good life for billions of future urban residents. Today’s sustainability …