Green Cities Fit for Life

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The Urban Forum 2012

16 February 2012, Brussels, Belgium

The European Commission’s recently published proposals for new Regulations in the field of Regional Policy put a strong emphasis on integrated urban development, with a number of important suggestions to ensure that cities play their full role in driving growth in the EU. A key element in these proposals is the Commission’s intention to seek a direct, long-term, interaction between mayors and Commission officials working on their regions at a European level, with the aim of identifying future urban challenges and how they can be tackled successfully at all levels. The Urban Forum will be an opportunity to discuss the new proposals, with a particular focus on the role of cities in promoting sustainable growth.

With three out of four European living in towns and cities, urban areas concentrate most of the environmental challenges facing society but also bring together commitment and innovation to resolve them. The European Green Capital Award has been conceived to promote and award these efforts. For more information on the Award click here

For more information on the Urban Forum click here

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