Last updated: 2019/08/06

URBACT Good Practice Label

Grand Paris, France
Institution/Employer
URBACT
Claim/Job description
European Territorial Cooperation program
URBACT enables cities to work together to develop new and sustainable solutions to major urban challenges, through networking, sharing knowledge, and building capacities for practitioners. URBACT is a European Territorial Cooperation program fostering sustainable integrated urban development in cities across Europe. It is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and EU Member and Partner States since 2002. By sharing knowledge and successes, like URBACT 's Good Practices, the programme contributes to faster and better progress in cities and to driving change towards sustainable urban living. URBACT’s Good Practices are tested approaches to common urban challenges that deserve to be shared so that a greater number of cities can adopt them. All Good Practices uphold URBACT’s key values: an integrated approach (economic, social, environmental) and a strong local participation. An Assessment Panel reviewed and selected applications from cities and other public authorities in all EU Member States, plus Norway and Switzerland, according to URBACT’s criteria.

Case studies from URBACT Good Practice Label

Shops with a history
Lisbon, Portugal

Shops with a history

A municipal programme supporting shops whose historical and cultural heritage contribute to the city’s identity.
Ljubljana’s Bee Path
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana’s Bee Path

The Bee Path promotes public awareness of how significant bees are to food sovereignty, biodiversity and the long term sustainability of the city.
A neighbourhood public utility park
Bucharest, Romania

A neighbourhood public utility park

The city of Bucharest is promoting sustainable growth and social cohesion through the creation of a multipurpose public park.
Zagreb For Me - revitalisation of public spaces in Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb For Me - revitalisation of public spaces in Zagreb

Through the introduction of innovative methods, the city of Zagreb is revitalising existing public spaces and improving recreation, leisure and social cohesion for citizens.
Strasbourg unites for biodiversity
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg unites for biodiversity

"All united for more biodiversity" is a charter to manage green spaces in Strasbourg, France in an eco-friendly way.
Lisbon Local Development Strategy for Priority Intervention Areas
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon Local Development Strategy for Priority Intervention Areas

This City of Lisbon strategy supports local projects and municipal partnerships that improve the social and territorial cohesion of deprived neighbourhoods.
Culture for climate change
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Culture for climate change

The Manchester Arts Sustainability Team (MAST) is mobilising the arts and culture sector to contribute to local climate change policies.
Innova.TO, Turin's municipal innovation program
Metropolitan City of Turin, Italy

Innova.TO, Turin's municipal innovation program

10,000 municipal employees = 10,000 potential innovators.
Torino markets 2.0 – Areas of Commercial Coverage
Metropolitan City of Turin, Italy

Torino markets 2.0 – Areas of Commercial Coverage

The city of Torino is implementing an innovative model to avoid the closure of small local markets and promote social cohesion.
SIPHO - Intermediation Service for People in the Process of Evictions and Occupancies
Barcelona (ciudad), Spain

SIPHO - Intermediation Service for People in the Process of Evictions and Occupancies

This program provides urgent, coordinated support for people at risk of becoming homeless in the city of Barcelona.
Grand Paris Metropolis
Grand Paris, France

Grand Paris Metropolis

"Let's reinvent the Grand Paris Metropolis" project brings together government, community and business to re-imagine the metropolitan area.
Finding Places
Hamburg, Germany

Finding Places

The city of Hamburg has implemented a public participation process for the allocation of housing for refugees.
Long term unemployed take the lead
Aarhus, Denmark

Long term unemployed take the lead

The City of Aarhus is challenging the traditional welfare system by experimenting with models for self-budgeting in employment activities.
INCREDIBOL! Bologna’s Creative Innovation
Bologna, Italy

INCREDIBOL! Bologna’s Creative Innovation

The city of Bologna has implemented an innovative scheme to provide support for the cultural and creative industries.
City Partnership Initiative
Warsaw, Poland

City Partnership Initiative

The first national URBACT-style programme for cities

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Zoheir Sabaghpour Azarian
Tehran, Iran

Zoheir Sabaghpour Azarian

Individual | Deputy Mayor for International Affairs
Anna Iafisco
Brussels, Belgium

Anna Iafisco

Individual | Policy Officer
Nelson Brito
Lisbon, Portugal

Nelson Brito

Individual | architect / researcher