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  • Articles

    A roof over everyone’s head

    What’s on the plate for cities? According to Laura Colini, URBACT Expert, it's due time to put ROOF’s pledge to eradicate homelessness into action.

  • Articles
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    Inspiring ideas for housing!

    Check out some of the innovative solutions from the European Responsible Housing Awards 2022.

  • Articles

    Alternative to mass tourism? Sustainable tourism and the regulation of short-term rentals

    A study involving URBACT cities highlights the need for local solutions that ‘Prepare, Preserve, and Platformise’ holiday rentals.

  • Articles

    Culture and inclusion: URBACT cities contribute to the EU Urban Agenda

    Music for all, pop-up venues, community museums… URBACT cities help define EU proposals to promote inclusion through culture.

  • Local economy

    How to make urban tourism more sustainable in post-Covid Europe

    URBACT cities are contributing to a soon-to-be-released EU study into better regulation of short-term holiday rentals.


  • Articles

    EU cities explore fair finance to boost adequate and affordable housing

    Local government actions to regulate housing markets and combat exclusion are showcased in a joint URBACT-UIA initiative.

  • Articles

    Engaging cities to reject housing exclusion as a ‘fact of life’

    The article is based on the joint URBACT-UIA web conference ‘No one left behind’ of 26 June 2020.

  • Social cohesion
    Urban planning

    Cities implementing the right to housing

    The EU Cities Forum 2020, held in Porto, provided the perfect time and location to launch a new URBACT and UIA (Urban Innovative Actions) joint initiative on implementing the right to housing across

  • Articles

    Fighting homelessness: the role of cities

    Laura Colini, URBACT programme expert gives an overview of the URBACT City Lab for Cities Fighting Homelessness, which was done in collaboration with FEANTSA and the Mairie de Paris.