Entrepreneurship & SMEs
Medium-sized post-industrial cities in Europe seek ways to grow & diversify their economies to compete with the pull of larger hubs. This is even...
iPlace is a journey where the partner cities are fellow travellers who are always seeking to find niches appropriate for their cities, while...
Digi Place is an Action Planning Network that aims to set up an acceleration mechanism to enable cities to catch up the digitalisation opportunities...
The BluAct Network follows the success of the Blue Growth Initiative of the Municipality of Piraeus, an award-winning business plan competition that...
Social Impact Bonds: the secret tool for effective public services?
In times of financial constraints, total government expenditures on public services are decreasing, while citizens expect more and more effective...
Attention all urban decision-makers! Did you know that you can do business without money?
We all want urban services to be efficient, redevelopment exciting, civic events colourful and new urban initiatives really able to make a difference...
Introducing the Resourceful Cities Action Planning Network: Driving citizen centred, resource-based transition in cities across Europe
A citizen centred circular economy project with a difference, the Resourceful Cities concept was conceived by The Hague and Oslo, arising from their...
What now for the EU’s urban policy agenda?
Camelia Coporan tells us about Romania's EU presidency, the benefits of transnational city networks and territorial cooperation.
BLUACT: Why the Blue Economy is an increasing sea of opportunity
Jim Sims delves into the Blue Economy, a concept whose purpose is to promote both philosophies and practical steps for economic growth linked to the...
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