Hamburg to be European Green Capital 2011

By Hamburg Marketing Gmbh, PRNE
Thursday, October 21, 2010

Throughout Next Year, the North German Port City Will Demonstrate How Economic and Ecological Objectives Can Be Reconciled

HAMBURG, October 22, 2010 - While Stockholm currently holds the title for 2010, Hamburg
was awarded "European Green Capital 2011" by the European Commission. By
displaying various best practice examples, Hamburg is proving how even a
highly industrialised port city can succeed in combining ecological
sustainability with economic growth. At the first European Green Capital
Conference in Stockholm, Hamburg presented next year's aspiring programme.

The title "European Green Capital" has been awarded to
individual European cities by the European Commission. Stockholm having been
the first city to hold the title, it is succeeded by the City of Hamburg in
2011. The title is awarded to cities that have excelled in the field of
environmental protection. At the same time, the EU commission is hoping that
the award will make European cities advance their environment-related
activities, while exchanging best-practice examples and competing with each

As a major industrial region, comprising Europe's third
biggest port, Hamburg faces considerable challenges as regards environmental
protection. It is therefore necessary to strategically link the economic and
the ecological spheres. Hamburg, presented at the conference several
projects, e.g. the expansion of the city's public transport system, the
reintroduction of a tram system, plans to erect a canopy over an existing
urban motorway, as well as three large-scale development projects: the
HafenCity Hamburg - Europe's biggest inner city urban development project,
the International Building Exhibition IBA 2013 and the International Garden
Show igs 2013.

To enhance the exchange of ideas among European cities,
Hamburg has also come up with the "Train of Ideas", an interactive exhibition
on tracks, informing of major ecological projects from Hamburg and displaying
best practices from those cities in which the train will stop. The tour
starts in April 2011 and will pass through 17 European cities, among them
Copenhagen, Brussels, Paris, Barcelona and Vienna (


    Hamburg Marketing GmbH
    Guido Neumann
    Tel.: +49-40-411110-617
    Mobil: +49-160-97298302

Contact: Hamburg Marketing GmbH, Guido Neumann, Tel.: +49-40-411110-617, Mobil: +49-160-97298302, guido.neumann at

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