April 2024

New publication: Towards Regenerative Neighbourhoods – European Cases, Insights, and Initiatives

The postion paper presents a compilation of short, to the point, papers and case studies. The authors of this new publication provide insightful learnings of what regenerative urbanism implies at the neighbourhood scale of urban com­munities. All papers provide a good idea of the type of projects DUT strives to support.

Authors note about the publication

We believe that a wide array of voices and perspec­tives enrich the discussion of this increasingly pivotal term and are happy to showcase a multifaceted collection of cases, stories, interviews, and argumentative pieces, that address different aspects of regenerative neighbourhoods in European cities today.

The compilation originates from the Circular Urban Economies Transition Path­way (CUE TP) in the Driving Urban Transitions Partnership (DUT). This transition pathway aims to foster urban places, communities and neighbourhoods that sustain themselves and actively regenerate and enhance the well-being of their inhabitants and ecosystems. This is our regenerative paradigm and aspiration.

In the fall of 2023, we launched a call for submissions to the participants from all these occasions and our community of urban stakeholders, to arrive at a collection of texts that showcase the so-far un-closed nature of regenerative urbanism as a concept, and how it can influence plans and designs of neighbourhoods of European cities.

Our intention is that texts in this curated compilation serve as access points for policymakers, practitioners, civil society organisations, innovators, the research community, and other stakeholders operating in urban settings. We hope they inspire you to think new thoughts, appreciate new sensations, and do things differently going forward!


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