Cities and regions are drivers of high-quality architecture

Find 30 examples of how European cities and regions transform their built environment with quality, sustainable and inclusive solutions.

By Creatives Unite Community
December 05, 2023

Are you interested in examples of quality, sustainable and inclusive built environment? Dive in the new Living Spaces catalogue of 30 local and regional initiatives.

What do a sport centre in Barcelona, a social housing estate in Bordeaux, a public square in Bologna and a library in Helsinki have in common?

They are all climate friendly solutions designed for their specific context. These places bring people together while valuing the unique character of the local area and its urban surroundings.

These good practices and many more are now featured in a new European catalogue on architecture and the built landscape.

The catalogue is aimed at local and regional authorities, architecture and urban planning professionals as well as anyone interested in quality, sustainable and inclusive built environment.

Real life stories

This catalogue features 30 documented examples from 17 European Member states with information on management, budget and transferable ideas to inspire other cities and regions to implement their own projects.

It is developed as part of Living Spaces, the European peer-learning scheme on high-quality architecture and built environment led by Eurocities. Enshrined in the European architectural policy, the programme follows up on the recommendations from the Member states experts’ group on architecture to build capacity at local and regional level.

The practices featured in this catalogue are examples from the ground, selected through a call for good practices. They demonstrate the expertise and creativity of European cities and regions in shaping the built environment for everyone.

Follow up opportunities

12 peer-learning visits will be organised in 2024 to learn more about some of the examples from the catalogue, foster exchanges and European networking. The visits will open to participants from European countries in the coming weeks.

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