CESBA Neighborhood Award 2018

presented in Barcelona, June 12, 2018

The CESBA Neighborhood Award 2018 was presented on June 12th in Barcelona during the conference Policies, methods and tools for sustainable urban areas and was hosted by the Ministry of Territory and Sustainability of the Government of Catalonia, CESBA MED partner in charge of the capitalization of the project.

Josep Casas i Miralles, Deputy Director of Architecture, Housing Planning and Urban Improvement of the Government of Catalonia, introduced the event and Guido Montanari, Deputy Mayor of Torino, explained in a video intervention how they are working to achieve the city’s sustainability goals. In fact, sustainability was the main focus of the event; European policies and methods and tools were the topics tackled by the different speakers, coming from the political, technical and academicals fields. The last part of the event was dedicated to the presentation of the CESBA Neighbourhood Award 2018. The Award is open to different urban areas all over Europe. The application period will soon be opened and the Award ceremony will take place in May 2019 in Scilla, Italy.

Around 80 people attended the event, approximately 20% of which were representatives of Catalan local administrations. Among the attendees there were also technicians, politicians, academics, consultants and representatives of the business sector and of professional associations.

The Cesba Neighbourhood Award 2018 is part of the CESBA MED project for Sustainable Cities Capitalisation WP. The main aim of this project is to produce the first transnational multi-criteria assessment system for rating the sustainability of neighbourhoods. The project is co-financed by ERDF Funds through the Interreg Med Programme.