Cities in Europe (1)
Tuesday, 14 June 2016
Urban mobility at the centre of the Urban Agenda for the EU - which is focussing on 12 priority themes, as well as aiming to promote stronger cooperation between the European Commission, EU Member States and cities in order to stimulate smart, green and inclusive growth in the cities of Europe.
Why? European cities are vital to the future of Europe. They possess unique cultural and architectural qualities, strong forces of social inclusion and exceptional possibilities for economic development. Moreover, cities are centres of power, knowledge, innovation and integration.
At the same time, however, these same cities often lack affordable housing and suffer from concentrations of unemployment and poverty. Furthermore, many cities have difficulties in dealing with traffic congestion, poor air quality and the effects of climate change (e.g. heat and heavy rainfall).
From Cities in Europe by PBL. It presents well-established facts, new findings and counter-intuitive connections in a visually attractive way, in a series of 13 infographics that show facts and figures on recent urban developments.