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Cities in Action - Stories of Change

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Cities in Action - Stories of Change

Network Documents
Knowledge Hub Documents
01/10/2018
URBACT
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.
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Local Pact - Country synthesis Poland

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Local Pact - Country synthesis Poland

URBACT
Physical Urban Development
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Local Pact - Country synthesis France

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Local Pact - Country synthesis France

URBACT
Physical Urban Development
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Toruń (PL) - A social economy, designed by millenials

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Toruń (PL) - A social economy, designed by millenials

Toruń is struggling with an aging population and declining city centre. Thanks to the URBACT GEN-Y City network, a social movement was born that is building a new cultural infrastructure for young professionals.
Economy
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Thessaloniki (EL) - Local drive for a cycle-friendly city

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Thessaloniki (EL) - Local drive for a cycle-friendly city

Facing severe pollution from over-reliance on cars, Thessaloniki committed to promoting cycling proactively, and, through the URBACT RESILIENT EUROPE network, drew up its first-ever strategy framework to increase cycling in the city.
Inclusion
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Strasbourg (FR) - From civil servants to institutional entrepreneurs

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Strasbourg (FR) - From civil servants to institutional entrepreneurs

The municipality of Strasbourg has been working for years to establish itself as a broker for social innovation. As part of the URBACT BoostInno Network, the city discovered tools that helped them build a unified platform to support start-ups across the private and public sectors.
Physical Urban Development
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Nantes (FR) - Sleeping beauty wakes up

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Nantes (FR) - Sleeping beauty wakes up

Nantes has harnessed temporary use to revitalise urban space and test out future development. With the help of URBACT, citizens are now creatively involved in shaping that future.
Governance
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Gdynia (PL) - Trailblazing urban freight management

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Gdynia (PL) - Trailblazing urban freight management

A local group helped improve delivery traffic measures in downtown Gdynia, contributing broader proposals to the city’s Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan – the first scheme of its kind in Poland. URBACT connected the municipality with experts and EU cities experienced in urban freight management.
Environment
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Gdańsk (PL) - Rethinking welfare from a neighbourhood level

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Gdańsk (PL) - Rethinking welfare from a neighbourhood level

For years the municipality of Gdańsk has been struggling to develop a network of citizen-led community centres. Thanks to the city’s participation in the URBACT CHANGE! network, these are now a major item on the political agenda.
Inclusion
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Caen (FR) - Re-activating old buildings for local people's benefits

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Caen (FR) - Re-activating old buildings for local people's benefits

Over the decades, Caen’s 600-hectare industrial and port wasteland, known as the Peninsula, has become overgrown and its buildings dilapidated. Through the URBACT 2nd Chance network, the city mobilised local stakeholders and citizens and identified new uses and services in abandoned buildings that...
Governance
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