Sustainable urban development strategies can target single neighbourhoods, small or large cities. They can even go beyond administrative boundaries, targeting larger functional areas and dealing with urban-rural linkages. This webinar will take stock of the different territorial scales at which urban strategies are being implemented, highlighting similarities and differences between urban strategies targeting different territorial contexts. It will also draw lessons for the next programming period on how to find the right territorial scale for future urban interventions.
The UDN webinars provides insights from policy makers and expert guest speakers on how to tackle the main challenges policy-makers face when designing and implementing sustainable urban development strategies as supported by Cohesion Policy.
The webinars are based on the findings of the Handbook of Sustainable Urban Development Strategies published by the Joint Research Centre in collaboration with DG REGIO.
Following the structure of the Handbook, the UDN webinars will be composed of six sessions, each one focusing on one of the building blocks of the EU integrated approach to urban development, namely: strategic dimension, territorial focus, governance, cross-sectoral integration, funding and finance and monitoring