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City metric: What’s trending? On the cultural challenges facing cities

What are the current challenges and future facing cities? How do cultural and creative industries contribute to economic development? How can this contribute to social cohesion?

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publication date : 12-06-2017

  •  cooperation
  •  environment

Cities Today: Cities ‘step up’ as Trump withdraws from Paris climate agreement

Following the decsion of the US president to remove his country from the Paris climate agreement, commentators around the world have reacted in consternation.

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publication date : 07-06-2017

  •  environment

The Source Magazine: European Commission seeks cities’ advice on water strategy

EUROCITIES jas been selected by the European Commission to work alongside cities to share technical expertise and strategic advice for the Urban Water Agenda 2030.

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publication date : 22-05-2017

EurActiv: Cities ask EU to put people first

Laia Ortiz, deputy mayor of Barcelona and chair of the EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum, sends a strong signal that cities are ready to do more but they need better access to EU funding.

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publication date : 26-04-2017

  •  knowledge society

Pan European Networks: City-led, citizen-focused

Nikolaos Kontinakis, senior project coordinator, outlines some key initiatives that EUROCITIES has undertaken in the field of smart cities.

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publication date : 26-04-2017

  •  environment

Cities Today: European Commission seeks cities’ advice on water strategy

Nathalie Guri, projects & knowledge sharing director at EUROCITIES, speaks to Cities Today about the Urban Water Agenda 2030.

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publication date : 11-04-2017

Euronews: How the city of Ghent copes with increased numbers of refugees?

In the first in a series of articles from EUROCITIES member cities on migration, Daniël Termont, mayor of Ghent and president of EUROCITIES, explains what Ghent has done to help integrate asylum seekers.

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publication date : 30-03-2017

  •  cooperation

Citiscope: Healing Europe’s populist divisions depends on its cities

Daniël Termont writes in Citiscope on the trends of populist divisions within Europe, and reflects on the important role cities can play in overcoming this.

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publication date : 29-03-2017

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

The Financial Times: Tackling populism in Europe's cities

In this letter to the editor, Daniël Termont, Mayor of Ghent and EUROCITIES president, expresses the EUROCITIES belief that European cities should be given every opportunity to work across borders, and deliver solutions for their citizens. However, in the lead up to the summit of heads of state and government in Rome on 25 march, he asks EU and national leaders to consider three important messages from cities.

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publication date : 23-03-2017

  •  knowledge society

The Times Raconteur: Technology for us is a means not an end and becoming smarter is about a whole lot more

In this Times special supplement, Daniël Termont, Mayor of Ghent and EUROCITIES president, discusses smart cities. He suggests that, in-order to develop a 'forward-looking vision' any smart cities model needs to be people-centric.

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publication date : 15-03-2017