Archives for 2021

Recovery and Resilience Facility implementation: what’s in it for cities?

Within the framework of its Recovery and Resilience Facility to mitigate the economic and social impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, the European Union is making EUR 723.8 billion available to support reforms and investments undertaken by Member States – EUR 385.8 billion in loans and EUR 338 billion in grants. In my previous blog from November […]

By Ivan Tosics, on October 22nd, 2021 at 10:18

Urban lessons from the pandemic

What did we learn from the responses of urban areas to the Covid-19 pandemic? At the end of 2020, I wanted to take stock… Immediate ‘tactical interventions’ in the use of public space The pandemic turned the world upside down. Local municipalities suddenly found themselves in a peculiar and difficult situation: facing unprecedented levels and […]

By Ivan Tosics, on January 27th, 2021 at 12:12