Designing and modelling the city!

Project : Urban infra revolution - Circular economy materials and novel method development to produce recyclable and functional urban construction products
City : Lappeenranta
Short description
The City of Lappeenranta, the Saimaa University of Applied Sciences and Design Reform and have been working together on developing the virtual modelling of the city. Several selected areas in the city centre will be modelled and the future visions of 2030 and 2050 are created describing the anticipated city views.

Large-scale renovation of the Voorterstraat

Project : Super Circular Estate - First Circular Social Housing Estate for 100% Material and Social Circularity
City : Kerkrade
Short description
On 21 March a milestone took place for the UIA project Super Circular Estate. The demolition works of the high-rise flat on the Voorterstraat started. The Social Services Planning is a unique element about the high-rise flat of the Voorterstraat, and an important part of the Super Circular Estate project.

Let’s boost the local economy!

Project : B-MINCOME - Combining guaranteed minimum income and active social policies in deprived urban areas
City : Barcelona
Short description
A new municipal currency has been launched as part of the B-MINCOME project and it seems to be producing good results.

Living waste free

Project : Antwerp Circular South - engaging the community in an online and offline circular economy
City : Antwerp
Short description
More than 100 households living with the area of Antwerp Circular South project participated the 100-100-100 waste campaign and tried during 100 days to live according the zero waste principles (100% free of waste).

Hundreds of students go for a job

Project : BRIDGE - Building the Right Investments for Delivering a Growing Economy
City : Rotterdam
Short description
The message of the BRIDGE career start guarantee, part of the National Urgency Programme South Rotterdam (NPRZ), is reaching more and more people. As a result, an increasing number of employers are informing the NPRZ that they would like to participate in the scheme, under which students in South Rotterdam are given an exclusive job guarantee at the start of their intermediate vocational course. A great deal of work has gone on behind the scenes to increase the uptake of the BRIDGE career starting guarantees. One example is the BRIDGE Go for a job! event.

CURANT will host next international conference on migration projects with other UIA projects

Project : CURANT - Co-housing and case management for Unaccompanied young adult Refugees in ANTwerp
City : Antwerp
Short description
On 12 and 13 June 2019, CURANT is hosting an international conference, together with the UIA Secretariat and the cities of Bologna, Vienna and Utrecht. These four cities are all responsible for migration projects from the first call of UIA.

Lahti invites fellow cities to join in

Project : CitiCap - Citizen's cap-and-trade co-created
City : Lahti
Short description
The CitiCAP project will launch the world’s first pilot on personal carbon trading on mobility emissions in the Autumn 2019. One of the City of Lahti’s climate goals is to become carbon neutral by 2040, and it is now inviting other cities to join in efforts to combat the hard-to-tackle mobility emissions.

We successfully made paper from Invasive alien plant species - Canadian / Giant Goldenrod

Project : APPLAUSE - Alien Plant Species from harmful to useful with citizens' led activities
City : Ljubljana
Short description
As partner in Applause project, the Pulp and Paper Institute (ICP) successfully produced 350 kg of paper from Invasive alien plant species, this time from Canadian / Giant Goldenrod. Compared to paper from Japanese Knotweed, which we already successfully produced in 2016, this paper is of brighter colour and with finer, smoother texture.