Leeds signs major European climate pledge

Leeds has joined 26 European cities in signing a climate pledge that underlines the leading roles cities are taking in fighting climate change. The city climate pledges, which were organised by the major European network EUROCITIES, were presented this week to Clara de la Torre, Deputy Director General for DG Clima, the EU department tasked… Read More Leeds signs major European climate pledge

Leeds takes to the stage at Lille’s International Solidarity Week

This week our French partner city of Lille has held a “week of international solidarity” to mark 60 years of international cooperation with cities around the world, including the 50 year old partnership with Leeds. As part of the programme Lille held a round table on climate for the Mayors and Leaders of twelve of… Read More Leeds takes to the stage at Lille’s International Solidarity Week

Studying urban regeneration in Lille

Following our earlier post about the 50 year anniversary of the Leeds-Lille partnership, today we look into an academic partnership which has arisen from the connection between the two cities.  Our guest blogger is Dr Lindsay Smales from the School of the Built Environment and Engineering at Leeds Beckett University.  Last week saw the tenth occasion on which our undergraduate… Read More Studying urban regeneration in Lille