Poverty is characterised by an accumulation of interconnected forms of inequality and exclusion in areas such as education, employment, housing, health or participation, which stucks people in a vicious circle and hampers on their means to improve their situation. In cities, poverty is often spatially concentrated in specific neighborhoods and districts. Vertical, but also horizontal cooperation and coordination, - with businesses, civil society and active citizens, is indispensable to tackle poverty and its trickle-down effects.
How does urban development look through a territorial lens?
A 2020 URBACT ‘City Lab’ explored future urban development from three territorial perspectives.
Covid-19: a springboard for more food solidarity?
How cities can sustain and transfer good practice in improving access to (healthy) food.
Urban poverty and the pandemic
It's not just a health crisis we are living.
The Local Pact
A reinforced approach for tackling urban poverty.
9 European cities acting together to end homelessness. Ambitious? Hell, yes!
What is homelessness, why is it growing and how innovative housing solutions are bringing it to an end.