SCORUS Europe group conference ” Research supporting urban and regional policies in Europe” (4-5 June 2013 in Brussels, Belgium)

Conference Programme

1. Cities and metro regions – informing urban and regional development policies

Organiser: Lewis Dijkstra, DG Regional Policy, EU Commission

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New city typologies by Lewis Dijkstra, DG Regional Policy, EU Commission

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Spatial clustering of international functions in European Metropolitan Areas – A new methodological approach by Dr. Karl Peter Schön and Ádám Radvánszki, Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development, Germany  

3

Metropolitan areas in the OECD by Daniel Sanchez Serra, OECD  

2. Monitoring structural differences and changes in the quality of life in European cities

Organiser: Asta Manninen,City of Helsinki

 

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Perceptions of the quality of life in European cities: the crisis has shifted the main concerns of EU urban residents by Lewis Dijkstra, DG Regional Policy, EU Commission

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Exploring and monitoring change in competitiveness in cities and city regions by Carine van Oosteren  
 

3

Quality of living and city rankings from an urban and regional development perspective by Ari Jaakola, City of Helsinki, and Olli Voutilainen, Ministry of Employment and Economy, Finland  

3. Combining sample surveys and secondary data to support targeted regional policies

Organiser: Klaus Trutzel, KOSIS-Gemeinschaft Urban Audit

 

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Regional data from sample surveys using the labour force survey as an example/ Dr. Susanne Schnorr-Bäcker, DESTATIS  

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Objective Urban Audit indicators and citizens’ subjective perceptions: Match or clash? – Learning for an urban monitoring/ Stefanie Neurauter, City of Wiesbaden  

 

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Combining register and survey data in a scenario for long-term care/ Thomas Willmann and Sören Werner, City of Freiburg  
 

4. New challenges and opportunities in communicating regional and urban statistics

Organiser: Teodora Brandmüller, Eurostat

 

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The value of the Urban Audit in Switzerland – experiences and challenges by Anna-Katharina Lautenschütz, Bundesamt für Statistik (BFS)

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The visual integration of statistics and geography by Gorja Bartsch, Eurostat

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Interactive Maps to communicate Urban Audit results to the cities by Petra Wagner and Alexandra Muth, City of Mannheim

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UK Official Statistics: Enhancing User and Producer Engagement by by Jagdev Singh Virdee, UK Statistics Authority