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URBACT II Capitalisation: State of the Art Sustainable Regeneration in Urban Areas

Around three-quarters of Europe’s population – approximately 359 million people – live in cities and urban areas of more than 5,000 inhabitants. This is estimated to reach more than 80% by 20501. Cities have been seen as engines of growth and urban living has many advantages, including more and often better job opportunities, the diversity and vibrancy of city life and other social and economic benefits. Living in close proximity to our daily activities can also lead to more resource efficiency, thus contributing to more sustainable ways of living. Cities have a well acknowledged potential for implementing policies, operate at scale, use local and social networks, and catalyse collective action

Carbon neutrality
Energy efficiency
Urban Renewal


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