Sustainable tourism is committed to benefitting local people, protecting cultural heritage and limiting the impact on the natural environment.
Greening walls, roofs and streets, and restoring river streams are some examples of how cities are introducing wildlife into urban spaces.
The recent winner of the Nordic Built Cities Challenge combines ecological functions and ecosystem services with modern urban infrastructure.
The scheme, which includes cars, trucks, motorcyles and scooters restricts access to certain areas in the city during periods of high air pollution, with some vehicles being banned from the city during weekdays.
The cities of Eindhoven and Helmond in the Brabant Region of the Netherlands now have one of Europe’s largest electric bus fleets. The commissioning of 43 vehicles is a huge step for sustainable public transport.
The city of Essen in Germany will officially become the European Green Capital for 2017.
2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the invention of the bicycle.
Mayor Bruls of Nijmegen, European Green Capital 2018, officially opened a citizen initiated windpark.
It’s that “most wonderful time of the year” and across Europe a variety of festive events are taking place in our cities.
There have been a record number of 28 applicants applying for the 2019 European Green Capital and 2018 European Green Leaf Awards.
The bulbs will not only be changed to LEDs, which are more energy efficient, but are also considered to be smart technology due to a ‘communications module’ which will be fitted inside each lamp.
The Godley Reservoir in the Hyde area of Greater Manchester is the setting for the new solar power farm. This project will be the largest of its kind in Europe and second largest in the world, after Japan.
The project will involve four commuter cycle corridors, upgrades and improvements to existing cycling infrastructure and the introduction of an additional greenway, which will link parks within the city.
The initiative was launched in order to bring together industry, government and retailers, in addition to running a campaign focused on changing consumer behaviour.
Attendance at the conference was a record high with a 560 strong mix of political representatives, city administrators and organisations, experts and professionals from the mobility, spatial planning and environmental sectors.
This unusual work of art was constructed by ‘Luzinterruptus’, a Madrid-based artistic group which highlights current social and environmental issues through its creations.