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The European Green Capital Award receives great coverage across Europe and worldwide. Below is a selection of interesting articles discussing the European Green Capital Award in different publications. Please contact the relevant author/publisher for permissions for use of the below material.

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Copenaghen vince il titolo di “Capitale Verde Europea 2014″ grazie a eco start-up e Dome of Visions. Bristol è la vincitrice 2015

Publication: L’Huffington Post

Extract: Copenhagen vince quest’anno il titolo di European Green Capital, Capitale Verde Europea. La capitale ha l’obiettivo di raggiungere entro il 2025 un bilancio neutro di carbonio, e prevede che entro il 2015 riuscirà a convincere la metà dei suoi cittadini ad andare a lavoro o a scuola in bicicletta.

Copenhagen this year won the title of European Green Capital, European Green Capital. The capital has the goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2025, and predicts that by 2015 will be able to get half of its citizens to go to work or school by bicycle.

L'Huffington Post - Capitale Verde Europea 2014

L’Huffington Post

Author: Silvia Lombardo

Published: 23 July 2014

The full article can be viewed through the following link here.

 

 

Greening the cities – a cost, or an investment?

Publication: EuropeanPublicAffairs.eu

Extract: Bristol did it! Last Friday, it was announced the winner of the European Green Capital title. In 2015, the capital of South West England will represent the ambitions of Europe in the campaign to make cities greener and more comfortable to live in. But are these ambitions realistic in these financially turbulent times?

Aeroflorale II – the mobile exhibit of the city of Nantes (the European Green Capital 2013) Author: William Helsen

Aeroflorale II

Author: Patryk Szambelan

Published: 19 June 2013

The full article can be viewed through the following link here.

 

 

Urban Sustainability in the European Union

Publication: Sustainable Cities; Building cities for the future – published by Climate Action

Extract: Three quarters of Europeans live in cities, and accordingly, their quality of life and the quality of their environment depends upon how cities look and how they function. European urban areas face a number of environmental challenges and although the scale and intensity of the problems vary between cities, a common set of issues can be identified.

Climate ActionAuthor: Karl Falkenberg, Director-General, Directorate-General for the Environment, European Commission

Published: 16 June 2013

The article is available to view in the Climate Leaders section of the website here. And also on page 47 to 52 of the full Sustainable Cities publication here.

 

Se la natura si fa strada (If nature makes its way)

Publication: Green Business

Extract: Vitoria-Gasteiz è stata Green Capital del 2012, grazie alla realizzazione di molte iniziative per la sostenibilità ambientale e a favore dei cittadini. GreenBusiness l’ha visitata

(Translated Extract: Vitoria-Gasteiz was Green Capital of 2012, thanks to the implementation of many initiatives for environmental sustainability and for the people. GreenBusiness has visited)

Se la natura si fa strada

Se la natura si fa strada

Author: Silvia Fornari

Published: June/July Issue 2013

The full article in Italian is available to view here.

Il modello Amburgo

Publication: Green Business

Extract: La seconda città tedesca per popolazione, nel 2011 è stata eletta ‘Capitale green d’Europa’, dimostrando che sviluppo economico e ambientale possono coesistere

(Translated Extract: The second German city by population in 2011 was elected ‘green capital of Europe’, showing that economic and environmental development can coexist)

Il modello Amburgo

Il modello Amburgo

Author: Paola Binaghi

Published: June/July Issue 2013

The full article in Italian is available to view here.

Capitali Verdi (Green Capital)

Publication: Il Sole-24 Ore

Extract: Le città europee più sostenibili puntano su un forte coinvolgimento dei cittadini. Lo scorso anno, sollecitate dalle autorità, 205 associazioni della città di Nantes hanno avanzato proposte ispirate ai principi dello sviluppo sostenibile.

(Translated Extract: More sustainable European cities are focusing on a strong involvement of citizens. Last year, as requested by the authorities, 205 associations of the city of Nantes made proposals based on the principles of sustainable development.)

Pulite colte e partecipate

Pulite colte e partecipate

Author: Elisabetta Curzel

Published: 26 May 2013

The full article can be viewed in Italian here.

 

Vitoria Gasteiz, prima green capital del sud Europa – Video

Publication: www.ecoblog.it

Extract: Verde pubblico, piste ciclabili, gestione corretta dei rifiuti, del ciclo dell’acqua e dell’energia, servizi sociali: nonostante la crisi, la città basca è un modello della sostenibilità e del benvivere Vitoria Gasteiz, 250000 abitanti è il capoluogo dei Paesi Baschi. Nel 2012 è stata la prima città dell’Europa meridionale  a  vincere il titolo di green capital dell’Unione Europea.

(Translated Extract: Public parks, bike paths, proper waste management, water cycle and energy, social services despite the crisis, the Basque city is a model of sustainability and benvivere Vitoria Gasteiz, 250000 inhabitants is the capital of the Basque Country. In 2012 it was the first city in Southern Europe to win the title of green capital of the European Union.)

EcoBlog - Vitoria-Gasteiz

EcoBlog – Vitoria-Gasteiz

Author:

Published: 22 May 2013

The full article can be viewed through the following link here and the video is avialable to watch below.

Case ecologiche a Amburgo con il progetto IBA (Ecological Houses in Hamburg with the IBA project)

Publication: www.ecoblog.it

Extract: IBA Hamburg nel quartiere Wilhelmsburg è un grande cantiere di edilizia sostenibile rivolta con grande attenzione alla resilienza ai cambiamenti climatici e che si impernia sul risparmio energetico in atto per Amburgo Green capital 2011 (il bando per Green capital 2016 apre il prossimo 17 giugno).

(Translated Extract: IBA Hamburg in the district Wilhelmsburg is a big yard facing sustainable building with great attention to resilience to climate change and which focuses on energy savings in place to Hamburg Green Capital 2011 (the call for Green Capital 2016 opens on June 17th).)

EcoBlog - IBA

EcoBlog – IBA

Author:

Published: 19 May 2013

The full article can be viewed through the following link here.

Amburgo Green Capital 2011 fa il pieno di turismo con il green marketing. (Hamburg Green Capital 2011 is bursting with tourism through green marketing.)

Publication: www.ecoblog.it

Extract: Un flusso di circa 2.5 milioni di visitatori nel 2012 grazie alla riqualificazione ecologica e sostenibile della città che ha portato Amburgo a conquistare nel 2011 il titolo di Green Capital.

(Translated Extract: A flow of about 2.5 million visitors in 2012 thanks to the ecological and sustainable redevelopment of the city that led Hamburg in 2011 to win the title of Green Capital.)

EcoBlog - Hamburg

EcoBlog – Hamburg

Author:

Published: 15 May 2013

The full article can be viewed through the following link here.

 

On a essayé de redessiner la ville pour la marche – La capitale verte de l’Europe a fait de la mobilité durable une réalité

(We tried to redesign the city for walking - The European Green Capital has made sustainable mobility a reality)

Publication: Le Devoir

Extract: Le titre de capitale verte de l’Europe en 2013, décerné à Nantes par la Commission européenne, est contesté par bien des écologistes, principalement à cause d’un projet d’aéroport controversé dans la région. N’empêche, plusieurs des politiques que Nantes a mises de l’avant pour favoriser la mobilité durable peuvent servir d’inspiration.

(Translated Extract: The title of European Green Capital 2013, awarded to Nantes by the European Commission, is disputed by many environmentalists, mainly because of a controversial airport project in the region. Still, many of the policies that Nantes has put forward to promote sustainable mobility can serve as inspiration.)

Mobility is key in Nantes  © Roberto Giangrande

Mobility is key in Nantes © Roberto Giangrande

Author: Etienne Plamondon Emond

Published: 27 April 2013

The full article can be viewed through the following link here.

Nantes, Capitale Verde D’Europa

(Nantes, Green Capital Of Europe)

Publication: GreenBuilding Magazine

Extract: Un riconoscimento che la Commissione Europea assegna a città che elaborano politiche a tutela dell’ambiente, qualità della vita e crescita economica.
Nantes, la città della Francia occidentale conosciuta fino agli anni Trenta come la “Venezia dell’Occidente”, la Capitale Verde d’Europa per il 2013.

(Translated Extract: A recognition which the European Commission grants to cities that develop policies to protect the environment, quality of life and economic growth.
Nantes, a city in western France known until the thirties as the “Venice of the West”, the European Green Capital for 2013.)

GreenBuilding Magazine

GreenBuilding Magazine

Author: Daniela Fabbri
Published: April 2013

The article can be viewed through the following link here. If you would like to receive a free copy of GreenBuilding Magazine please fill the linked coupon here.

Becoming a green capital

Publication: Nordic Cleantech Review

With its many accomplishments and some of the most ambitious green plans in the world, it is perhaps no wonder that Copenhagen was named the European Union’s Green Capital City for 2014.

Cyclist in Copenhagen

Cyclist in Copenhagen

Author: Ellen R. Delisio
Published: November 2012

An extract from the article is available to view here. To view the full article please visit the November 2012 Issue of Nordic Cleantech Review.

 

 Vitoria-Gasteiz, 10 highlights of being European Green Capital 2012

Publication: Vitoria-Gasteiz European Green Capital Blog

 Javier Maroto, Mayor of Vitoria-Gasteiz provides a summary of the ten most significant points of being European Green Capital 2012 that have made a difference to the drive and development of the city.

Courtesy of Vitoria-Gasteiz

Green Night in Vitoria-Gasteiz

Author: Javier Maroto, Mayor of Virotia-Gasteiz
Published: 17 December 2012

To view the full press release in Spanish please visit the Vitoria-Gasteiz European Green Capital blog here.

European Green Capital Awards: Role Models for a Sustainable Europe

Publication: CITY GREEN – Green Spaces for Sustainable Cities; Issue 6

Local governmental efforts in the European Union to green cities rewarded

CITYGREEN - Sustainabilty Issue

CITYGREEN

Author: Karl Falkenberg
Published: Jan 2013

An extract from the article is available to view here, or to view the full article please visit CITYGREEN.

La Piu’ Verde del Reame (The Most Green Realm)

Publication: URBANO Creativo News

Extract: Sostenibile, vivibile, ecologicamente sensibile. Così la candidata ideale per il contest della Commissione europea che ogni anno premia la sua “Capitale verde europea”.

(Translated Extract: Sustainable, livable, ecologically sensitive. So is the ideal candidate for the contest of the  European Commission, which every year awards its “European Green Capital”.)

European Green Capital Award

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Author: Elena Roda
Published: 20 Feb 2013

To read the full article in Italian please visit the URBANO Creativo News.