On 16-18 May 2017, UBC Sustainable Cities Commission organises its meeting in the City of Jyväskylä.
UBC Safe Cities Commission has produced three short animation movies about safety at home. As the Union of the Baltic Cities includes around 100 cities from the Baltic Sea Region, these animation movies were made without an actual word spoken, so that they can be clear for everyone.
The animation movies teach how to ensure your property, so you know who is coming to visit you and that you don’t have to open your door to everyone, and that you don’t need to show off to your friends the valuables you have at your home.
In addition to Facebook, UBC is now in social media in both Twitter and LinkedIn.
On Twitter you can find us as @UBC_BSR. UBC hashtags are #UBC_BSR and #UnionoftheBalticCities.
The former LinkedIn pages of UBC Sustainable Cities Commission have been updated into Union of the Baltic Cities (UBC) pages. The new UBC pages will in the future feature updates from all seven UBC commissions, including Sustainable Cities Commission.
A CALL FOR STORIES:
Sustainable and climate-smart Baltic Sea Region cities
The next UBC´s Baltic Cities Bulletin is devoted to sustainability. Many cities in the UBC network are well known for their sustainable development goals and climate expertise, yet only in our own region.
We want to share success stories with others, also outside the region.
The festival of spatial objects “The Way through the Christmas Trees” is the most courageous, stylish and original event in the world of urban art. A celebration that strengthens the legend about the city that was decorated by the first Christmas tree in the world – our own Rīga!
Christmas fairs - a delight to both children and adults: decorated Christmas trees, scent of mulled wine, roasted almonds, Christmas tea and coffee; gingerbread men and houses. Peaceful Christmas time, Advent concerts everywhere in the city and the inimitable care-free bustling atmosphere of Christmas fairs. Guests and citizens of Riga join at the New Year Eve celebrations and fireworks at the Freedom Monument.
The “Staro Rīga” Festival has become an inseparable part of the nation’s Independence Day celebration traditions in Riga. It is time when houses, parks, monuments and bridges become the playground of light.
The contemporary art forum "White Night" presents art, theatre, music, movement and other art projects and performances. “White Night” is part of the joint “European White Nights” project by Brussels, Madrid, Paris, Riga and Rome.
Entry to all events is free of charge.
The City Festival is a strong tradition since 2001, the 800th anniversary of Riga.
At end-August Riga turns into a major location for festivities, where visitors of the city, the young and the old, enjoy a number of exciting events: concerts, workshops, street fairs, theatre plays, art performances, and even a gourmet festival.
Most of the events take place along the 11th November Embankment, in Old Town and central parks, with a wide range of events also held all over the city.