Press Release July 6, 2016:
The XIth European Urban and Regional Planning Awards

The XIth European Urban and Regional Planning Awards were presented by Mr Raffaele Cattaneo, President of the COTER at the Committee of the Regions on July 4th 2016.

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Three winning projects, their planners and their cities were celebrated:

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Ewa Gadomska from the city of Olsztyn, Poland, for the integrated urban development plan of the city, which articulates its urban renewal, the development of public spaces and architectural heritage, the opening of the city to the river, the development of 'soft' mobility through the protection of green spaces, restricting urban sprawl.


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Jan Schollaert of the city of Brussels in Belgium for upgrading the pedestrian and cycle access in the heart of the city, committed to the change of use of the Boulevard Anspach and the articulation of residential and touristic areas through social and environmental upgrading of public spaces.


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Emmanuel Masselière of the Grand Roissy area in France for the implementation of a strategic plan for Greater Roissy and the commitment to governance building the identity of this large territory around its heart, the Charles de Gaulle airport. The strategic plan works within the constraints of the ownership and the dynamics and benefits of the airport complex in favour of redefining of the living environment for the residents and travellers visiting Paris.


A special mention was awarded to:

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Jonathan Bell from the City of Plymouth for the realization of the Plan of Plymouth developed in a process of consultation and very dynamic innovative citizen participation.

The Jury of XIth European Urban and Regional Planning Awards is consisted of:

  • Chairman of the Jury: Petter Wiberg, ECTP and FKP Norway, Director of Planning Services and construction of the city of Bergen, Norway
  • Hella Dunger-Löper, Elected Plenipotentiary of the Land of Berlin for Federal and European Affairs, representing the Committee of the Regions and the Commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy, Germany
  • Nourian Pirouz, lecturer and researcher urban design computing at TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, The Netherlands
  • Isabel Girault, Director General of the Office of Planning of the Republic and Canton of Geneva, Switzerland 
  • Christof Marx, Senior Project, Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises - European Commission, Belgium 
  • Dominique Lancrenon, Secretary General of the ECTP-CEU, France, Technical Director Planning Antea Group


The ECTP-CEU, European Council of Town Planners, organizes the European Urban and Regional Planning Awards since 22 years every 2 years, and for the 3rd time, hosted by the Committee of Regions

More info here


Communiqué de Presse, Le 6 juillet 2016 :
Grand Prix Européen de l’Urbanisme

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Mrs Hella Dunger-Löper, Elected Plenipotentiary of the Land of Berlin for Federal and European Affairs presents the winning project from Olsztyn

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Petter Wiberg, President of the Jury and Raffaele Cattaneo, Président de la COTER


Le Grand Prix Européen de l’urbanisme a été décerné le 4 juillet 2016 par Mr Raffaele Cattaneo, Président de la COTER à 3 projets Lauréats, leurs urbanistes et leurs villes:

  • Ewa Gadomska de la ville d’Olsztyn en Pologne, pour le Plan de développement urbain intégré de la ville, qui articule son renouvellement urbain, la valorisation des espaces publics et des patrimoines architecturaux, l’ouverture de la ville vers le fleuve, le développement des mobilités douces à travers la protection des espaces verts, la restriction de l’étalement urbain. 
  • Jan Schollaert de la ville de Bruxelles en Belgique pour la revalorisation piétonne et 2 roues de son cœur de ville, engagée avec le changement d’usage du Boulevard Anspach et l’articulation des quartiers résidentiels et touristiques à travers la revalorisation sociale et environnementale des espaces publics. 
  • Emmanuel de la Masselière du Grand Roissy en France pour la réalisation d’un plan stratégique du Grand Roissy et l’engagement d’une gouvernance construisant l’identité de ce grand territoire dont le cœur est l’aéroport Charles de Gaulle. Le plan stratégique élabore les conditions de l’appropriation de la dynamique et des bénéfices du pôle aéroport, au profit de la requalification du cadre de vie des habitants et des voyageurs en escale à Paris.


Une mention spéciale a été décernée à

  • Jonathan Bell de la Ville de Plymouth pour la réalisation du Plan de Plymouth développé dans une démarche de concertation et de participation citoyenne très dynamique et innovante.


Le Jury du 11è Grand Prix Européen des Urbanistes était composé de :

  • Président du Jury : Petter Wiberg, ECTP-CEU et FKP Norvège, Directeur des services de l’urbanisme et de la construction de la ville de Bergen, Norvège 
  • Hella Dunger-Löper, Elue Plénipotentiaire du Land de Berlin pour les affaires fédérales et européennes, représentant le Comité des régions et la Commission pour la politique de cohésion territoriale, Allemagne 
  • Pirouz Nourian, maître de conférences et chercheur de design urbain de l'informatique à la TU Delft, Faculté d'architecture et l'environnement bâti, Pays-Bas 
  • Isabel Girault, Directrice Générale de l'Office de l'urbanisme de la République et du Canton de Genève, Suisse 
  • Christof Marx, conseiller principal de projet, Agence exécutive pour les petites et moyennes entreprises - Commission européenne, Belgique 
  • Dominique Lancrenon, Secrétaire Générale de l’ECTP-CEU, France, Directrice Technique Aménagement du Territoire Antea Group

Le ECTP-CEU, Conseil Européen des Urbanistes, organise ce Grand Prix depuis 22 ans tous les 2 ans, et pour la 3è me fois hébergé par le Comité des Régions

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Joris Scheers ECTP-CEU President




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