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Cities in Action - Stories of Change
Knowledge Hub Documents
URBACT shares positive stories from 40 cities that took a more integrated approach to local policy-making while learning from EU peers in their first round of URBACT III Action Planning Network.
Šibenik (HR) - A town centre for all seasons
The old city centre of Šibenik is not recognised as a high quality retail destination, and demand fluctuates enormously between busy summer months and a lacklustre winter. The city set out with URBACT to create a marketing and cultural pull to the old town in order to balance this out.
Hengelo (NL) - Turning a local vision into action for a vibrant city centre
Struggling to keep up with neighbouring cities and shifting shopping habits, Hengelo’s post-World War Two centre was not pulling in the crowds. The URBACT RetaiLink network helped locals cooperate better to build a clear, integrated plan for attracting quality retail — and shoppers — back to...