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Urban Agenda – State of Play [Policy Podcast]

Written by Christiaan van Lierop, Towns and cities are a core part of the fabric of Europe’s landscape and many of the policy challenges facing Europe have a disproportionate impact on urban areas. These range from issues such as social exclusion and migration to climate action and environmental deterioration. Crucially, however, Europe’s towns and cities … Continue reading

Launch of an Urban Agenda for the EU

Written by Christiaan van Lierop, Our towns and cities are home to nearly three quarters of the EU’s population and most EU policies concern them, be it directly or indirectly. Within the EU, a shared vision of urban development has gradually taken shape at inter-governmental level. At the same time there have been increasing calls … Continue reading

How can European cities become smart and sustainable?

Written by Mihalis Kritikos Urban stakeholders, urban policy-makers and representatives from the European institutions and beyond joined the STOA workshop ‘Transition towards Sustainable and Liveable Urban Futures’ on 29 September in Brussels. The event was chaired by Paul Rübig MEP, STOA Chair, and moderated by Jan Olbrycht MEP, President of the European Parliament’s URBAN Intergroup. … Continue reading

EPRS and OPEN DAYS – open for business

Written by Christiaan van Lierop Attracting some 6 000 participants from across Europe, the four day OPEN DAYS event is Europe’s largest annual get-together of regional movers and shakers. Launched in 2003, the event has grown to become the EU’s leading networking platform for experts in local and regional development. But it’s about much more than … Continue reading

A research and innovation agenda for European urban areas and cities

Written by Mihalis Kritikos Follow the event via webstreaming or join the discussion on Twitter with #UrbanSTOA In the 21st century, the world enters the urban age; in which the urban half of the global population is responsible for around 80 % of global economic activity. The European Union is more urban still, with 75 … Continue reading

The EU Urban Agenda

Written by Sorina Silvia Ionescu Cities play a central role in the development and competitiveness of European regions. More than 70% of Europeans live in urban areas, and cities are the focal point of economic growth, innovation and entrepreneurship. Recognising the importance of urban issues and the challenges cities increasingly face, a debate on an urban … Continue reading

Developing an EU urban agenda

Written by Christiaan van Lierop Our towns and cities are home to nearly three quarters of the EU’s population and most EU policies concern them, be it directly or indirectly. Within the EU, a shared vision of urban development has gradually taken shape at inter-governmental level. At the same time there have been increasing calls … Continue reading

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