Series of articles #5 - How UAEU partnerships can be used by policy and decision-makers to end homelessness and provide adequate and affordable housing
Because of the lack of adequate and affordable housing in Europe, and a crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the efforts of the Urban Agenda for the EU are important milestones in the achievement of a ‘just city’ as promoted by the New Leipzig Charter.
Series of articles #6 - Breaking the cycle of poverty for a more social and inclusive Europe
Poverty is caused by many factors, such as unemployment, low educational attainment, discrimination, or low levels of participation in community and public life.
Series of Articles #8: How under-used space and infrastructure can become testbeds for new cities
Over the last two centuries, urban space has evolved and changed dramatically. The economic and social transformation accelerated in the last decades in Europe, which resulted in the abandonment of many buildings and spaces.
Series of Articles #9: How citizen’s health can be improved by looking at air quality policy through the lens of new mobility services
Air pollution is regarded as one of the most serious environmental risk to human health. Cities are both areas where these effects are more visible and actors that have the potential to create innovative actions resulting in improved quality of life and urban environments.
Series of Articles #10: Reconquering public spaces by interlinking design, inclusion, and sustainability
The way people live in cities is changing, and the need for green spaces is increasing as social inclusion and quality of local settings gain more relevance. Vacant and under-used spaces have the potential to deliver not only ecological, economic, and social advantages, but also cultural and natural heritage with high recreational, aesthetic, and social value.