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Implementing ECTP-CEU’s Re-START Europe Declaration :
A joint project LINCOLN Institute – ECTP-CEU

Call for European case studies 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…

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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.

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The New Leipzig Charter

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.

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The New European Bauhaus

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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 Live round tables (06/05 – 20/05 – 27/05 – 17/06 – 01/07/2021)

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.

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New European Bauhaus : Commission Launches design phase

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The Commission launched on 18 January 2021 the design phase of the New European Bauhaus initiative, announced by President von der Leyen in her 2020 State of the Union address. https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_111 La Commission a lancé le 18 janvier 2021, la phase de conception de l'initiative relative au nouveau Bauhaus européen, annoncée par la présidente von der Leyen dans son discours sur l'état de l'Union de 2020. https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/fr/ip_21_111

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Green, Smart and Affordable Mobility

European Commission - Press release A fundamental transport transformation: Commission presents its plan for green, smart and affordable mobility Brussels, 9 December 2020 The European Commission presented today its ‘Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy' together with an Action Plan of 82 initiatives that will guide our work for the next four years. This strategy lays the foundation for how the EU transport system can achieve its green and digital transformation and become more resilient to future crises. As outlined in the European Green Deal, the result will be a 90% cut in emissions by 2050, delivered by a smart, competitive, safe, accessible and affordable transport system. Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, said: “To reach our climate targets, emissions from the transport sector must get on a clear downward trend. Today's strategy will shift the way people and goods move across Europe and make it easy to combine different modes of transport in a single journey. We've set ambitious targets for the entire transport system to ensure a sustainable, smart, and resilient return from the COVID-19 crisis.” Commissioner for Transport Adina Vălean said: “As the backbone that connects European citizens and business, transport matters to us all. Digital technologies have the potential to revolutionise the way we move, making our mobility smarter, more efficient, and also greener. We need to provide businesses a stable framework for the green investments they will need to make over the coming decades. Through the implementation of this strategy, we will create a more efficient and resilient transport system, which is on a firm pathway to reduce emissions in line with our European Green Deal goals.”

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NEW EUROPEAN BAUHAUS

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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. ECTP-CEU, en collaboration avec les organisations européennes représentatives d'architectes, d'aménageurs spatiaux, d'architectes paysagistes, d'architectes d'intérieur, d'ingénieurs, de designers, d'artistes, d'éducateurs et de chercheurs de l'environnement bâti, se félicite de l'initiative Nouveau Bauhaus Européen présentée par la Présidente de la Commission Européenne dans le cadre de la stratégie " Vague de Rénovations".

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RENOVATION WAVE STRATEGY

Renovation Wave: doubling the renovation rate to cut emissions, boost recovery and reduce energy poverty The European Commission has published today its Renovation Wave Strategy to improve the energy performance of buildings. The Commission aims to at least double renovation rates in the next ten years and make sure renovations lead to higher energy and resource efficiency. This will enhance the quality of life for people living in and using the buildings, reduce Europe's greenhouse gas emissions, foster digitalisation and improve the reuse and recycling of materials. By 2030, 35 million buildings could be renovated and up to 160,000 additional green jobs created in the construction sector. Buildings are responsible for about 40% of the EU's energy consumption, and 36% of greenhouse gas emissions from energy (*). But only 1% of buildings undergo energy efficient renovation every year, so effective action is crucial to making Europe climate-neutral by 2050. With nearly 34 million Europeans unable to afford keeping their homes heated, public policies to promote energy efficient renovation are also a response to energy poverty, support the health and wellbeing of people and help reduce their energy bills. The Commission has also published today a Recommendation for Member States on tackling energy poverty. Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans said: “We want everyone in Europe to have a home they can light, heat, or cool without breaking the bank or breaking the planet. The Renovation Wave will improve the places where we work, live and study, while reducing our impact on the environment and providing jobs for thousands of Europeans. We need better buildings if we want to build back better.”

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