#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 …

Shaping the vision for future: How will the Romanian cities look like in 2050?

UrbanTalks Oradea – Romanian City 4.0 is one of our most successful editions. We managed to bring together development experts, entrepreneurs, government officials and mayors from the West region of Romania who spoke about the challenges of the development process and the opportunities for the future. The book ”Romanian City 4.0”, which also gave the …

The geopolitical crisis brings back on the table the importance of DECENTRALIZATION

We live interesting times… After almost 3 years of pandemic, during which the entire population of the planet has suffered and acted as one, we are entering a different global crisis. The pandemic and the crisis in Ukraine have brought to light two extremes of the world in which we live. On one hand, it …

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 …

Mainstreaming nature-based solutions for sustainable and resilient cities

It has become clear over the past few years that in the face of climate change and increasing environmental, economic, and social pressures, sustainable development is becoming a vital issue for cities in Europe and around the world. Unfortunately, traditional gray infrastructure and technology-driven solutions, which continue to dominate urban development, might not cut it. …

The EU is humanity’s greatest achievement and cities are crucial for its future success

For many of us, Brexit has been a shock to the system. Very few saw it coming, and most still don’t know how to interpret it. To me personally, Brexit felt like having one of your 27 close friends stand up on the table, smash all the plates and glasses they could get their feet …

Amsterdam – fewer parking spaces making room for green oasis

Amsterdam transit commissioner Sharon Dijksma announced that the number of people allowed to park in the city center will gradually decrease. At the moment, these people require a permit to access a specific space, but the cost of it will also rise in the near future. The proposed strategy is to reduce this number by 1500 …