ECTP-CEU (European Council of Spatial Planners - Conseil Européen des Urbanistes) felt the need to reflect on the effects of the current crisis on our future living and working environment. This Declaration seeks to harness the creative power and technical expertise of spatial planners in tackling the social and economic crisis created by the Covid-19 pandemic. It has amplified inequalities and exposed the fragilities in societies across Europe, impacting the short term, but threatening the medium and long-term wellbeing of communities across Europe. Besides a preamble and an annex with mega-trends, this Declaration sets out the principles that must be applied in the Recovery plans for Europe.
The New Leipzig Charter The New Leipzig Charter- The transformative power of cities for the common good was adopted at the Informal Ministerial Meetings organised on 30 November 2020 under German Presidency. The New Leipzig Charter provides a key policy framework document for sustainable urban development in Europe. The Charter highlights that cities need to establish integrated and sustainable urban development strategies and ensure their implementation for the city as a whole, from its functional areas to its neighbourhoods. The document is strongly aligned with the Cohesion Policy and its framework for sustainable urban development. Member States agreed to implement the Charter in their national or regional urban policies. The common principles are useful references for programming Cohesion Policy (Integrated territorial development and sustainable urban development). The Charter would allow Member States to develop national urban policies of high quality. The New Leipzig Charter is also accompanied by an Implementing document which intends to guide the next phase of the Urban Agenda for the EU according to renewed parameters.
Making the Renovation Wave a Cultural Project The ECTP-CEU, in collaboration with the representative European organisations of architects, spatial planners, landscape architects, interior architects, engineers, designers, artists, educators and researchers of the built environment, welcomes the New European Bauhaus initiative put forward by the President of the European Commission as part of the Renovation Wave strategy.
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LANDSUPPORT has been very active and developing tools as indicated in the project objectives. Now, it is time to talk about them! #LetsTalkAboutLand – LANDSUPPORT goes live! During these live round tables, LANDSUPPORT experts and users will guide us through today's land policy and management challenges, and will show us how LANDSUPPORT tools can help addressing them - in a series of live talks lasting around 30-45 minutes. The first episode will be on 6 May 2021, at 10 am CET, and it will focus on “Managing land take: national perspectives from Italy and Hungary”. Gergely Tóth (IASK Kőszeg), Michele Munafò (ISPRA), Giuliano Langella (UNINA-CRISP) and Domenico Moccia (INU) will examine the responses to land take in both Italy and Hungary, and will illustrate the potential and opportunity of the Land Take tool for use in national land use planning and modelling in each of these countries and beyond.