Cities and the integrated transition - capital programs, financial instruments and models for sustainable urban transformation.
From 2021, the European Union, including Bulgaria, entered a new 7-year program period. What did we learn from the previous period and what should we focus on in the current one? How will European funding work until 2027? And how do we reduce our reliance on gratuitous financial instruments while involving more stakeholders in each investment?
Environment and economy - territorial renewal (revitalization)
Sustainable development of the urban territory - financial and organizational models. How to achieve both high environmental performance and financial return on investment?
New approaches in urban development that place environmental and economic sustainability on a par.
People and aesthetics - public spaces and local identity
The aesthetic qualities of our cities are often neglected.
At the same time, the efforts we make to preserve a lot of buildings and spaces show that aesthetics is also a component of sustainability. A good-looking urban environment is more attractive to residents, leads to a higher quality of life, and is often used as a competitive advantage in economic competition between cities.
The new European Bauhaus - how the European Commission's new initiatives link aesthetics and heritage with investments and sustainable development?