European Observatory for City Centers
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Launch of the European Observatory for City Centers in Strasbourg
Following the organization of the 2nd Biennial of the European Forum in 2022 during the French presidency of the Council of the European Union, the decision was made to create the European Observatory on City Centers in collaboration with the 19 delegations.
This Observatory will be presented alongside the seven different thematic that have been taken on: City center management and its tools, Environment and urban life, Commercial and artisanal diversity and markets, Logistics and last-mile delivery, Culture and events, Urban planning and mobility in the city center, Housing and its evolutions.
The launch of the European Observatory is the occasion to bring together elected representatives, city officials as well as researchers in order to encourage the exchange of knowledge and best practices when it comes to revitalizing our European city centers.
NEWS OF EUROPEAN CITY CENTERS
Inside the Czech capital, authorities have made the decision to limit the automobile traffic for all vehicles (except for residents, taxis, and all other vehicles that possess an authorization). Prague’s…
Milan, the capital of fashion, is at a crossroad concerning pollution. As we are facing more and more issues having to do with climate change, a decision has to be…
In this municipality, the initiative consists in gathering several little businesses within the same commercial premises. The main goal is to encourage small businesses to take a chance to open…
As it is the case in most city centers across Europe, there is a need to adapt to the changes following the pandemic which fueled the development of e-commerce amongst…
Located in Brittany, Saint-Brieuc is a mid-sized city with more than 45 000 inhabitants.Music boxes installed in the streets of Saint-Brieuc surprise passersby! They are the work of the multidisciplinary…
The Municipality of Coimbra is developing and implementing a strategy to revitalize the historic city center, organizing dynamic and attractive cultural events for all age groups and different audiences. The…
For the past decade, this small town of Tyrol has been emerging as an active regional center. Thanks to several development groups and a clever combination of planning and urban…
What solution to face the scarcity of urban space and climate change? To this question, the city of Rotterdam answered with the Rooftop Walk: a promenade on several rooftops of…
The European Quote
Europe is a space of common projects but also, in a softer way, a space for exchanging good practices.
I am convinced that the European model of the city is a historical and constitutive element of our culture.
Marcos ROS SEMPERE
It is very important to have clear data and a good analysis of things that happen in cities to implement good solutions.
The objective of URBACT is to support cooperation between cities to increase their capacity for integrated urban development.
Urban logistics affects a wide range of domains. It’s a culture that needs to permeate within the community, within the administration itself, at the level of elected officials, and it also needs to be done in association with stakeholders.
Customer experience is important because today a city center is not just about commerce; there needs to be around this traditional commerce many other offerings that support and enhance the attractiveness of our city centers.
Francisco Javier AYALA ORTEGA
My aim is to transform cities socially to meet the demands of citizens. The debates will be guided by the values of social cohesion, equality, and sustainability.
The city centers are facing some challenges that are connected with some fall of commercial stores and also of inhabitants. So our strategy in terms of comprehensive development of our city puts some higher investment in culture and events and also to transform our city center into an attractive development.
Without means, there’s no action… without action, there’s no management of the city center.
What hope for this European Observatory as there is a real mobilization to share best practices in a cross-cutting manner on this major transformation of our city centers in Europe. Let’s move forward together for the future of our city centers.Founder Director of Centre-Ville en Mouvement
Our Forum at a glance…
Our association of elected and deputies Centre-Ville en Mouvement is pleased to give you the brand new program of the 2nd European Forum on City Center.
This new program is born thanks to our reflections and based on our various trips and discoveries within the European member’s states.
LET’S MEET UP IN STRASBOURG !
Nothing is more relevant than travels and video’s capture to see what is happening in Europe! During two months, two members of our Team have left Paris to discover stunning cities and meet officials and actors of city centers all around European Union!
During this huge trip, they had the great opportunity to exchange on good practices regarding city center’s management !