EU-Green Week: Making Our Cities Greener
Green cities do better. They are healthy and offer clean air, green spaces, safe drinking water, and a great quality of life to the people that live there. The EU is now promoting a greener lifestyle for cities at the EU Green Week 2018 from Monday 21st to Friday 25th of May.
EU Green Week 2018 will explore ways in which the EU is helping cities to become better places to live and work. Showcasing policy developments on air quality, noise, nature and biodiversity, waste and water management it will promote participatory approaches to urban development, networking schemes, and tools for sharing best practices, engaging local authorities and citizens, and encouraging them to share their vision of a sustainable future.
Special Events on Greener Cities
H2020-CLARITY Sister Project Climate-Fit will host an event on “CLIMATE INTELLIGENT CITY (ECO)DESIGN" in Brussels* on the second day. This two-hour event will showcase how three urban sectors – urban planning, active mobility, and emergency management – benefit from tailored urban climate services and facilitate the (eco)design of intelligent cities.
Other events adress investment posibilities in green urban future, financing solutions for sustainable cities, Food strategies for green cities, fighting noise in the city or How can we set long-term urban strategies within the framework of short-term political cycles? They will provide an opportunity to network, share and learn from best practices.
Attend EU Green Week 2018
Interested? The week will officially open on 21/5 in Utrecht (The Netherlands) and will close on 25/5 in Madrid (Spain). The high level EU Green Cities Summit will take place in Brussels, 22-24/5. Many events will be livestreamed on the EU Green-Week webpage.
* “CLIMATE INTELLIGENT CITY (ECO)DESIGN: THE BENEFITS OF URBAN CLIMATE SERVICES” Event Address: VLEVA Auditorium, Av. de Cortenbergh 71, Brussels, Belgium. You can find more info here: https://climate-fit.city/eu-green-week/