Reinvention, collaboration and transition. How can three counties bring change for citizens?

Collaboration and transformation are two big directions for functional urban areas. After seeing how Zagreb managed to create synergies between the capital and the nearby urban or rural areas, we thought of telling the story of the Jiu Valley Conurbation and what ambitions the three counties that are part of the structure have. Jiu Conurbation …

APEL – Urban regeneration and preventive design in Bucharest

APEL (Activation and Planning for Local Efficiency) Colentina-Tei, Bucharest, is one of our 2022 projects through which we achieve both urban regeneration and earthquake risk management. UrbanizeHub designed a guide based on the wishes and needs of citizens dedicated to the City Hall of District 2 Bucharest. The process of developing the guide started with …

#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 …

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. …

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. …

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 …

How about car-free streets?

Focusing on sustainable mobility As a solution to heavy traffic in the center, followed by a lack of attractiveness in the central area, cities nowadays are turning their traditional streets into pedestrian thoroughfares, this way claiming city’s streets for people. Jane Jacobs, a journalist and great activist that influenced the urban studies of the 20th …

Towards an inclusive and sustainable city of the future

In the past decades, the term “smart city” has become an all-encompassing catchphrase to capture the notion of using information technology and the Internet of Things to govern areas of city governance such as transportation, energy consumption, social and virtual connectivity, services provision and democratic transparency. True enough, the term is so much of a …