“Cities have the capacity to find new ways to deal with fast-changing societal, economic and environmental realities. They are the engines of our economy, providing jobs and services, and serve as catalysts for creativity and innovation. Almost 70 % of the EU population lives in urban areas. However, they are also home to some of our greatest challenges: economic, social, environmental and demographic, often interrelated. This is why today we are making a step forward towards the EU Urban Agenda.” (Corina Cretu, EU Commissioner on Regional and Urban Policy).

Our research on urban poverty, deprived neighbourhoods and segregation delivers important contributions to European, National and local discussions on urban policy. Our research feeds directly into the EU Urban Agenda which is currently under development in Europe. We believe in strong, competitive and fair cities, and actively contribute to developing and evaluating urban policy in the European Union.

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