SCORUS Europe Group conference “A European Urban Agenda?” (16 June, 2014 in Brussels, Belgium)

Conference Programme

1. Urban policy objectives on the international, European, national and city level

Organiser: Lewis Dijkstra, DG Regional and Urban Policy

 

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A European Cities Report for HABITAT III: Supporting a alobal urban agenda? by Frederic Saliez, UN HABITAT and Lewis Dijkstra, Economic Analysis Unit, DG for Regional and Urban policy, European Commission

2

Towards an EU urban agenda? by Christian Svanfeldt, DG for Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission

3

Urban trends and Governance in the OECD by Rudiger Ahrend, Head of Regional Economics and Governance, OECD

4

A strategy of open data for urban development. Experiences of Helsinki Region Infoshare www.hri.fi by Asta Manninen, City of Helsinki Urban Facts

 

2. International and national urban research supporting an urban agenda

Organiser: Teodora Brandmüller, Eurostat.

 

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A Possible European Urban Agenda Seen from an Applied Research Perspective by André Mueller, Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR)  

2

Harmonised Labour Market Areas by Oliver Heiden, Eurostat

3

Economic growth in European city regions – a new turn for peripheral regions in CEE member states after the EU enlargements of 2004/2007? by Uwe Neumann Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (RWI)

 

3. Urban research on the municipal level supporting urban policy

Organiser: Dev Virdee, consultant to national and international organisations

 

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Urban Research and Scenarios on demographic change, examples from the City of Cologne (Germany) by Dr. Andrea Jonas, City of Cologne, Department for Urban Development and Statistics

2

Steering with objectives. The role of survey data in the Mannheim system of strategic objectives by Alexandra Muth, Statistics unit of the City of Mannheim

3

Cities’ use of statistics – some examples of UK city websites by Dev Virdee, consultant to national and international organisations