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ICLEI in Europe News
March 2017

Dear Members, Partners and Friends of ICLEI,

We are pleased to send you the latest news on ICLEI in Europe and our partners for urban sustainability!

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1. ICLEI Member News

Smarticipate video captures citizen collaboration in Rome

A new video produced by the smarticipate project gives an overview of the discussion between the City of Rome (Italy) and citizens at the Rome “Smartathon”, an event to showcase and explore how the smarticipate online urban planning platform could be improved. The three minute video includes interviews with project partners from the City of Rome and participants at the event.

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Image copyright: Rome Smartathon (ICLEI Europe)

ICLEI Members Malmö and Brussels receive sustainable mobility awards

ICLEI Members Malmö (Sweden) and Brussels (Belgium) have been recognised for their outstanding work in advancing sustainable urban mobility. Malmö was awarded the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award for its long-term focus on active transport modes such as cycling and walking. The 5th Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning was given to Brussels (Belgium) for its successful freight strategy. The awards were presented by Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport, and Daniel Calleja, Director-General for Environment.

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Image copyright: Image by "Joseph Marshment-Howell / ICLEI"

Zaragoza to replace 39 vehicles with electric cars

The City of Zaragoza (Spain) has replaced 39 conventionally fueled vehicles with electric cars as part of their commitment to reducing harmful emissions. The department of Transport carried out a study on the vehicles to be replaced in the municipal fleet resulting in a Multiannual Renewal Plan. This plan has an economic endowment of 1.5 million euros to be executed in three years (2017, 2018 and 2019) and is part of the 2020 commitment to reduce CO2 emissions.

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Image copyright: Pixabay

2. Transformative Action Award open for submissions

Cities, regions and civil society organisations are invited to submit their applications for the first ever Transformative Action Award. The award recognises ongoing or concluded innovative local and regional initiatives that achieve a socio-cultural, socio-economic and technological transformation of societies by using the pathways identified in the Basque Declaration. Applications can be submitted until 19 June 2017. The jury is particularly looking for innovative transformative actions that inspire others.

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Image copyright: Basque 2016- Guggenheim (ICLEI Europe)

3. ICLEI launches 2017 Procura+ Awards

ICLEI has launched the 2017 Procura+ Awards, which reward sustainable and innovative public procurements leading to significant improvements of public good, services, process and infrastructure. Procura+ Awards highlight sustainable and innovation procurements and tender procedures. The competition gives visibility to the most dynamic, forward-looking and innovative public authorities and their initiatives.

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Image copyright: Bill Watts

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