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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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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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