The European Parliament, in plenary session on 24 June, adopted the provisional agreement reached with the Council, which had formally adopted it on 28 June.In addition to enshrining the 2050 climate neutrality objective in EU law, the regulation sets a binding target of reducing the EU’s net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 55% by 2030 (compared to 1990 levels) and a negative emissions target after 2050.It also provides for the creation of a « European Scientific Advisory Council on Climate Change » and a « GHG budget ». This budget will be one of the criteria to be taken into account when
Call for European case studies Update on the call to members of ECTP-CEU for case studies of Post-COVID recovery plans building on the Re-Start Europe declaration – More info on the call : 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. Therefore, the General Assembly approved last October 2020 the above cited Declaration. 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
CITY REBOOT : Post-Pandemic Planning and the New European Bauhaus This year’s topic builds on the initiative launched by Ursula von der Leyen (President of the European Commission) called New European BAUHAUS (NEB) which aims at a holistic approach to our built environment, seeking to combine design, sustainability, accessibility, affordability and investment to contribute to the implementation of the European Green Deal and, at the same time, to reinforce economic, social, environmental and cultural values. This NEB initiative defines the shared values of sustainability, aesthetics and inclusion, because -as the President of the European Commission stated- with regard to “the wave
ECTP-CEU RE-START EUROPE Manifesto : Declaration for an inclusive and just post-Covid future for all communities.
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.