Air quality in cities
Cities play a key role in improving air quality through the design, monitoring and implementation of air quality plans at local level.
Circular economy in cities
A transition to the circular economy will contribute in the efforts to develop a sustainable, low carbon, resource efficient and competitive economy. It will allow for products, materials and resources to be maintained for as long as possible in the economy reducing the generation of waste. Cities provide the ideal context for the development of the circular economy thanks to their close proximity to their inhabitants, service providers, and businesses.
Climate adaptation in cities
Effective climate action ensures resilience to the climate impacts benefits to urban areas quality of life, public health, costs savings and job creation.
Culture in cities
It helps cities to regenerate themselves, improve their creative and innovative potential, develop new and more sustainable forms of tourism.
Digital transition in cities
Cities have an opportunity to use digital technology and open data to provide better public services to citizens and create business opportunities.
Energy transition in cities
Urban areas are the places in which the greatest progress can be made on transition towards a system using a majority of renewable energy sources.
Housing in cities
Housing is a key infrastructure for cities’ economic growth and well-being of their citizens.
Innovative and responsible public procurement in cities
Public procurement is a powerful tool that cities could use to address social and environmental objectives and to do more with less.
Inclusion of migrants and refugees in cities
Cities are often the places where long term integration of migrants and refugees takes place.
Jobs and skills in the local economy
Cities play a key role in creating and supporting the right conditions for investments that lead to more and better jobs
Sustainable use of land and nature-based solutions in cities
Efficient and sustainable use of land help also creating inclusive European cities for everyone.
Urban transport plays a key role in achieving economic competitiveness, social cohesion and sustainable growth.
Poverty has a huge impact upon cities. The EU aims to reduce poverty and improve the inclusion of people in poverty.