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Options of actions - strategic positioning of small and medium sized cities Demographic change, advanced de-industrialization and the current financial crisis together with the linked danger of job losses pose specific challenges for small and medium size cities.

Whenever the economy is in danger and the population figures are predicted negatively, shrinking is a thread. The increasing need of action is accompanied by decreasing financial means. The subject that the network therefore addresses are the most urgent questions arising with this phenomenon.

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Integrated Action Plans

Within an Action Planning Network, the Integrated Action Plan is a local output, specific to each city. Thus, the local circumstances, as the concrete actions to be carried out in response to the network's sustainable development challenges, are defined by the URBACT Local Group. This core group is composed by a wide range of relevant stakeholders, who have a stake in the addressed challenge and who play an active role in co-designing the plan alongside the project partner. This document is the result of the interplay between the theme, each city's starting point and its individual URBACT journey. It highlights the positive learning experience cities have undertaken, both from a local and a transnational perspective.
  • Leoben
  • Mediaş
  • Nagykálló
  • Dabrowa Gornicza
  • Riga
  • Notodden
  • Eberswalde
  • Altena
  • Legazpi
  • Ancona