What comes next, after the adoption of the Leipzig Charter and Territorial Agenda of the European Union? What role do metropolitan regions play?
7 September 2020
During the German EU Council Presidency, decisive steps are being taken for the development of Europe’s cities and metropolitan regions. At the end of 2020, the revised Leipzig Charter and the Territorial Agenda of the European Union will be signed by the national governments.
Both strategies set new standards for European spatial planning and urban policy. Metropolitan regions play an increasingly important role in this, because a city alone cannot meet the challenges of the future. Topics, such as sustainable mobility, affordable housing, industrial settlements in times of structural change, infrastructure measures, open space protection and development, as well as the provision of renewable energies can only be successfully tackled in cooperation between cities and their surroundings. The three metropolitan regions of Stuttgart, FrankfurtRheinMain and Rhein-Neckar provide best practices for this.
What happens after the two strategies have been adopted? What necessary measures and steps are being taken for a successful implementation? How can metropolitan regions foster this process? These and other questions will be discussed in a dialogue with representatives of the European and national level in the Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union in Brussels. The event will be live streamed in German & English.
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