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Cities have so far not been sufficiently involved in the national recovery plans to respond to the corona crisis, as a survey of Eurocities shows. President Dario Nardella urges national governments to act quickly to ensure that EU funds arrive where they are needed most: in cities.3 minutes read
A report passed in the European Parliament on Thursday on ‘Access to Decent and Affordable Housing for All’ offers hope to ensure that housing is decent, affordable, and accessible for all.4 minutes read
Even before the pandemic, child poverty levels were already high in cities – often much higher than national averages, which is why many cities have already been finding innovative ways to combat it, as outlined in two new publications by Eurocities.4 minutes read
The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly changed traditional waste generation patterns in our cities, but it is just one example of how city services must respond to our behavioural changes over time.2 minutes read
By 2035, Tallinn will be a greener, more citizen-friendly city. People will move around mostly without the aid of a car, the public space will encourage people to spend more time outdoors, and everything you need on a daily basis will be within 15 minutes of your home. This is the ambition of the city’s 2035 development strategy.4 minutes read
Technology can help to improve the quality of life, with smart urban mobility, energy efficiency and digital public services. Now cities and regions can work together on those solutions via a new platform.3 minutes read
Bloomberg Philanthropies has launched an innovation competition for cities, looking for the most ambitious ideas developed in response to COVID-19. Eurocities is a partner of the Mayors Challenge 2021.1 minute read