VNR: Improving the environment in Europe's cities (rushes)
Four out of five of all Europeans live in towns . The video features efforts to improve the urban environment in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana and also in the Belgian capital Brussels. Car ownership has tripled in the past decade in Ljubljana. The film shows how the authorities are trying to break up this love affair with the car. They are also working to try to woo shops back into the city centre after the opening of a huge out of town shopping mall in the 1990s. In Brussels we visit the Quartier Dansaert, a once run down area, which has been revitalised as a centre of Belgian fashion and design. We also see the involvement of local people in the design of a public park.