European Observatory for City Centers
launch Of The European Observatory on thursday 8th february – european parliament – Strasbourg
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
We are witnessing to the changing functions of city centres. The pandemic accelerated these processes even more and therefore the debate on the future of centres in the cities of the future is extremely important. We need to discuss city centres social functions, including the specificity of housing, but also economic (commercial) and cultural functions.
Once again, we are proud to be among those who, throughout France and Europe, are recognized for reshaping the City, revitalizing its business, and responding to the diversity of needs and uses identified and in the making!
It is so important that we manage to create a real meeting between European cities and the actions they carry out in the hemicycle of the Parliament of Strasbourg!
Sustainable city centers are a necessity. Topics covered and discussed during this European Forum are vital for thinking and building the cities and city centers of tomorrow. Dear European partners, I’m delighted to welcome you to Strasbourg next June!
The European conference on city centre is a unique opportunity to share good practices between european countries to make our city centres more dynamic.
Inner cities are centers of population, wealth, and consumption. But above all, they are strong identified landmarks of our cities. Naturally, each one has its own identity. Having a reflection on their development on a European scale makes possible a high level of standardization in order to take the most effective ideas, to offer a unique experience of shopping.
“The key role of local governments is to develop cities as green, intelligent, and innovative. Along with the successful blend between traditions in education, entrepreneurship, and culture we can achieve digital and inclusive transformation of the regions.”
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 !