ITALY – Milano colored city!

Milano has launched the “Quadra” project which is giving the opportunity to the citizens to invest a 600m square space while creating social link. With colorful and geometric patterns, the structure is inspired by children drawings! Green spaces and playgrounds have been created to transform the place into a convivial and meeting point. The people … Read more

POLAND – Krakow invites you to meet and talk!

Creating social links between people for a more human city center is the main purpose of the concept! The municipality of Krakow has developed a brand new and innovative concept while setting up “discussion benches” in its city center. We all lived under the sanitary crisis with restrictions and for once, this concept is giving … Read more

3rd City : Heerlen in the Netherlands !

Street art, mosaic benches, graffiti, the city of Heerlen is full of artistic works on every street corner. You just have to look up and admire street art! Many giant works can be found on buildings, on street corners, in front of squares… The artists have had free rein to express their talents and give … Read more

FRANCE – Could the energy of public transports supply city’s energy ?

What if the energy of public transportations could supply city’s energy ? Subways generate heat energy (engine, brake, …), furthermore, the confined spaces where people are interacting are also generating human heat. In that perspective, how can we use this energy while avoiding it’s loss in the air ?Several cities as London, Paris or Stockholm … Read more

SPAIN – Valencia is rethinking urban planning!

Involving citizens in the heart of urban planning is the new mantra of Valencia. Name of the program : “Valencia, town of squares”.

©Valencia City Hall

Many squares located in the heart of the city center have become pedestrian areas following people’s desire.

The city used the same strategy for the square named “Place de la Reine” which will be totally pedestrian during the summer 2022. Many bike paths have been developed creating a real circuit through the city, while giving a safe and peaceful atmosphere.

In 5 years, the number of bike paths has increased to 30%. Indeed bicycle use has increased to 214%! Well done!

2nd Stop : Groningen in the Netherlands !

For the second stop of our European Tour, our two globe trotter made a stop in Groningen, in the Netherlands! This second city has a strong territorial development policy based on sustainable mobilities. Everything has been done to reduce the distance between the living and working space, shopping, public services, health facilities… We speak about the the 15-minute city.

The UMGC hospital is in the heart of the city center and is one of the most source of employment of the city of Groningen. A lot of investments have been engaged to develop the attractiveness of the city center!

Let’s see in video what is happening there…

City Tour in Groningen
©Centre-Ville en Mouvement

1st Step in Belgium… Hello Ghent !

First step for our two member Team in Ghent in Belgium! This 260 000 inhabitants’s city has a lot to show! Its city center is a real proof of dynamism, with a lot of shops and various activities! We can also mentionned that there are a lot of vegetarian restaurants concepts which are bringing to … Read more

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*This event is not organized by the French Government. However we have been allowed by the French Government to use the emblem of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union.