100 DAYS, 100 WAYS

EU do it better with cities

Be inspired by our cities! Day by day, during the first hundred days of the new EU Commission, we present one example of how cities tackle European challenges.
Want to share an example from your city? Please send it to 100days@eurocities.eu
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TOULOUSE

Getting together to get cars off the road – Toulouse is trying new ways to reduce traffic

Sharing the journey

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LEEDS

High reduction targets and climate protection as a democratic process: Leeds forges ahead in fighting the climate crisis

Ask those concerned

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LILLE

Using design principles, cities can open themselves up to radical transformation from the ground up. It's all about experimentation and finding out what works.

Intelligent Design

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DRESDEN

Creative energy now flows where electricity used to be produced: Dresden’s arts centre Kraftwerk Mitte.

Creative powerhouse

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SHEFFIELD

“He came, he was so isolated. He had anxiety; he was so stressed. He was an asylum seeker. He was lost, he didn’t think he could do anything.”

No one has no skills

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SOCIAL INCLUSION

With inequality evident, especially in our cities, how do we achieve social convergence in Europe?

Breaking free of poverty

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CULTURE

Culture has found its place back in the title of one of our commissioners - is it still a factor for all of them?

Culture is back

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MOBILITY

Cities suffer from air pollution, traffic jams and accidents. A new sustainable urban mobility is needed.

A future without cars?

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A SEAT AT THE TABLE

Europe's success depends on its cities, where most people live. The new EU Commission must therefore strengthen the urban dimension in European policies.

EU do it better with cities

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UTRECHT

When cycling is the most popular method of getting around, it promotes healthy urban living.

A path to wheel urban development

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STRASBOURG

All major cities have vacant housing and people looking for homes. To make these two problems solve each other, you have to go to the source.

Making a house a home

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ZARAGOZA

The spaces, objects and places around us shape our experience of the city – which is why ensuring equal access to public services is vital!

The city is for me

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LJUBLJANA

How a 1970s hit became the unlikely anthem of a city turning its waste system around.

Rubbish bin blues

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GHENT

Ghent has won an UN Climate Action Award for the way the Belgian city puts food on the table. These are the ingredients of Ghent’s food policy.

Saving the world with tomatoes

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CITIZEN DATA

The digital transformation is increasingly impacting our daily lives – but what rights should private or state entities have over the data produced by people?

My data, my rights

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CIRCULAR ECONOMY

The circular economy is set to become a key component of the European Green Deal, and many cities are already leading the way.

Rethink, reuse and repair

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CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT

Cities can bridge the gap between European and national leaders and their citizens. As the closest level of government to people, cities are already experimenting with new types of democracy.

The missing link

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EDINBURGH

With Brexit blurring party lines and sharpening divisions in UK politics, one thing remains clear – city leaders still want a seat at the European table.

Empty chairs at empty tables

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IZMIR

Through co-design, the local authority can be a catalyst that empowers people to bring about the change that they want to see in areas that have lost their luster.

Design for community

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ANTWERP

How do you create a whole new city district without expanding upwards or outwards? Antwerp’s urban mobility project provides an answer.

Reclaiming the city

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A SEAT AT THE TABLE

Cities can help EU policies to become more pragmatic and citizen-centred, says Anna Lisa Boni from EUROCITIES.

“We are the Pragma Party”

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MIGRATION

Cities are the main destination of migrants and refugees, yet cities are not adequately involved in shaping migration policy.

Welcoming cities

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The EU’s cohesion policy has the potential to harmonise economic development, but for cities it’s not so straightforward.

Gluing Europe together

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INVESTING IN THE FUTURE

If we are serious about a sustainable future, now is the time to invest in it.

When is growth unstable?

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CLIMATE

Frans Timmermans, new commissioner for the European Green Deal, has an ambitious climate agenda. To make it happen, he needs cities.

Part of the problem, part of the solution