The State of European Cities 2016 has just been published as a joint effort by DG REGIO of the European Commission and UN-Habitat ahead of the Habitat III Conference. It contains invaluable information about the progress and potential of European cities in 28 EU member states supplemented by the EFTA countries in the areas of people, environment, governance and the economy.
In the report, cities are seen as solutions rather than hotspots for challenges, Dr Terämä rejoices.
”In the report, cities are seen as solutions rather than hotspots for challenges”, Dr Emma Terämä, a Senior Research Scientist at SYKE and a member of the BEMINE consortium, rejoices. She comments the report in a blog post at syke.fi. ”What we wish to explore further, as supported by this excellent report, is the much-needed European comparison of sustainable and liveable cities, what demographic and diverging trends cities and regions are experiencing, and how to increase evidence-base for decision-making and collaboration in tackling the upcoming issues”, she paints for the future.
You can read more about Dr Terämä’s reactions and comments on her blog post at syke.fi.