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Biophilic Cities is a global network of cities which was launched by the University of Virginia in the United States. It currently has nine partner cities around the world with Birmingham being the third European city to join. Biophilic Cities promote urban design and planning […]
Birmingham City Council (BCC) and the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) have been working together for 15 years. During that time the CLGF have fully funded a number of Good Practice Exchange projects in South Africa, India etc. around solid waste management, education, informal […]
The Birmingham Energy Savers (BES) programme has recently been featured in the EUROCITIES publication “GREEN JOBS FOR SOCIAL INCLUSION”. BES programme tackles fuel poverty and the presence of energy inefficient buildings that have a negative impact on the environment. The programme was launched to make the most […]
A EUROCITIES meeting hosted by Birmingham City Council on 15 – 17 April 2015 was the first event bringing both the EUROCITIES Education and the Employment working groups together. Its purpose was to better understand the challenges, issues and solutions related both to the education and employment […]
The European Commission Vice-President for the Energy Union, Mr Maroš Šefčovič, hosted a high level round table on the strategic role of smart cities for tackling energy challenges in Brussels on 25 February. Sir Albert Bore presented how Birmingham is improving the energy efficiency of […]
Birmingham has called for the European Union to more effectively engage cities in EU policy making and for cities to be given greater powers over EU funding to deliver on local priorities, whilst also to contributing to the EU’s growth goals. Speaking at an event […]
Birmingham is vice chair, alongside Vienna who is chair, of a new EUROCITIES taskforce on the EU Urban Agenda. The role of the taskforce is to lead EUROCITIES’ input into the EU urban agenda to ensure that the urban issues are fully recognised and reflected […]
Birmingham hosted a joint meeting of the EUROCITIES Environment and Mobility Forum on 19-20 March. Councillor James McKay, Birmingham City Council Cabinet Member for a Green, Safe and Smart City, is currently Chair of the EUROCITIES Environment forum. The topic of the meeting was “Sustainable […]
Birmingham hosts a joint meeting of the EUROCITIES Environment Forum and Mobility Forum on the theme of “Sustainable mobility for cleaner air, less noise, less CO2”. Around 80 environmental and transport policy specialists from cities throughout Europe will attend this meeting.
Birmingham was successfully re-elected to the positions of EUROCITIES Secretary and Environment Forum Chair for a further 12 months at the EUROCITIES AGM on 29 November in Ghent. Birmingham is one of 12 cities which form the EUROCITIES Executive Committee. Warsaw (President), Nantes (Vice-President), Ghent […]