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- 06/07/05--01:45: Urban sprawl in the spotlight at UN environment day
- 01/16/06--00:45: Low level of ambition for EU ‘green cities’ strategy
- 06/01/06--10:00: Cities urged to become ‘greener’ to tackle air pollution
- 09/15/06--03:00: Congestion charges – the road to sustainable mobility in the EU?
- 10/12/06--21:55: Public-private partnerships ‘key’ to cohesion and growth
- 11/27/06--00:00: Report: ‘EU needs effective urban-planning policy’
- 01/12/07--02:13: ‘Cities key to tackling poverty, climate change’ – report
- 01/17/07--07:30: The Rise of Knowledge Regions
- 04/23/07--02:00: Barrot eyes congestion-charging as urban-mobility solution
- 05/21/07--02:00: EU ministers to meet in support of sustainable cities
- 05/23/07--05:00: Big cities take lead on ‘greening’ car fleets
- 05/25/07--04:30: EU ministers outline ‘European City’ ideal
- 06/13/07--05:00: Cities ‘key’ to solving world’s environmental woes
- 06/13/07--06:00: The future of the world is urban
- 09/17/07--05:30: Severing car dependency in EU cities ‘very realistic’
- 09/17/07--05:30: Mobility Week: EU eyes less road-space for cars
- 09/26/07--05:00: Commission unveils urban-mobility strategy
- 10/08/08--03:30: Sustainable Cities
During the 'Third European Forum for Innovative Enterprises', Commissioner Erkki Liikanen called for a more inclusive view of innovation to leverage the potential in European start-up creation. The event also highlighted the results from the Pilot Action of Excellence on Innovative Start-Ups, PAXIS.
Green cities were the focus of the United Nation's Environment Day 2005 in San Francisco. An environment atlas with satellite pictures of sprawling cities was shown to the 50 mayors attending the event.
A new Commission strategy to make urban areas greener focuses on better implementation of existing EU environmental policies but proposes little in terms of new initiatives.
Policy-makers stressed the role of urban communities in improving air quality at a debate taking place in the context of Green Week 2006.
As 771 European cities prepare to launch the 2006 European Mobility week, Stockholm’s inhabitants must vote on a system of road tolls aimed at reducing traffic in the city centre.
The 350 billion euro budget for 2007-2013 for developing Europe’s regions will be insufficient unless more private capital is made available, according to Regional Policy Commissioner Danuta Hübner.
Many environmental problems are caused by the rapid expansion of urban areas, according to a new report on "urban sprawl" published by the European Environment Agency on 24 November.
Half the Earth’s population will live in urban areas by next year, making cities key in the climate change battle, according to the 2007 State of the World Report by Worldwatch.
This study, by Sybille Reichert of the European University Association, examines the role of universities in the emergence of "knowledge regions" and their relationship with the business sector.
The transport commissioner may propose a European legal framework that would give cities the possibility of introducing congestion charging schemes similar to London's – a move previously forbidden in some member states.
On 24 and 25 May, EU ministers responsible for urban and spatial development will meet in Leipzig to adopt the Leipzig Charter on Sustainabe European Cities. Apart from the adoption of the charter, a main purpose of the Leipzig meeting will be to "politically emphasise" the importance of cities in the formulation of future EU policies.
The mayor of New York has ordered that the city's entire taxi fleet be converted to fuel-efficient hybrids by 2012 in a sign that energy ideology in the US is undergoing a climate-change shift.
The Leipzig Charter on Sustainable European Cities, signed by European ministers on 24 May, lays the foundation for a new integrated urban policy in Europe, focusing on helping cities tackle problems of social exclusion, structural change, ageing, climate change and mobility.
With 80% of Europeans living in urban areas, cities hold the key to sustainable development, said Commissioner Margot Wallström, outlining her "vision" for sustainable cities at the opening session of Brussels’ Green Week event.
60% of the world's population will live in cities by 2030, states Tobias Just in a recent research paper for Deutsche Bank.
As the Commission prepares to present proposals for a European strategy on urban transport, Klaus Bondam, chairman of Eurocities' Mobility Forum and vice-mayor of Copenhagen, stresses the need for a "push from above" that would allow EU cities to finance more sustainable transport infrastructure and implement greener urban policies such as congestion charges.
Klaus Bondam, chairman of EuroCities' Mobility Forum, a major partner of the annual European Mobility Week and Car Free day, and vice-mayor of one of Europe's best performing cities in terms of sustainable mobility, shares his beliefs with EURACTIV on how to deal with growing congestion and pollution in Europe's urban areas.
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More than 1,500 cities will take part in the sixth edition of the annual European Mobility Week, which, under the theme 'Streets For People', aims to prove that reclaiming road space for pedestrians and cyclists can serve to cut congestion and pollution without reducing people's mobility.
Presenting a new Green Paper on Urban Transport, Commissioner Jacques Barrot outlined a large range of potential solutions and areas where the EU could take action in order to tackle the growing congestion, pollution and safety problems in Europe's cities.
The climate change imperative has put the spotlight on Europe's cities, which are home to 80% of Europeans and consume a disproportionate share of natural resources relative to their surface area.