Posts Tagged ‘Portugal’

Amarante: improving the city with pioneering actions

How can a small city like Amarante (PT), located less than one hour from medium-sized urban centres such as Braga (PT) or Guimarães (PT), or even from the metropolitan area of Porto (PT), become a competitive economic centre with the well-being for its citizens at its heart? Thanks to a number of innovative actions, Amarante […]

By Ana Resende, on May 23rd, 2019 at 10:32

Matosinhos, where the past and the future intersect

With the neighbouring cities of Porto (PT) and Vila Nova de Gaia (PT), the city of Matosinhos (PT) is part of the Atlantic Front of Porto. The three municipalities have signed a “Letter of Commitment” as an inter-municipal tool for the implementation of the territorial policies’ strategy in key areas, based on an integrated approach. […]

By Ana Resende, on May 9th, 2019 at 10:02

Porto, the URBACT city par excellence!

The city of Porto (PT) is the URBACT city per excellence amongst Portuguese cities! And why? On the one hand, it is the city with the largest participation in URBACT networks over the last 10 years: six, in total. On the other hand, it is a city that registers a strong involvement of various departments […]

By Ana Resende, on March 21st, 2019 at 13:27

Gender Equal Cities: a walk in the park?

‘Gender Equality’ has become one of the political zeitgeists of 2018, prompting institutions around the globe to take a closer look at how women and men interact in personal, professional and public spheres. But what does it mean for European cities? The new URBACT initiative, Gender Equal Cities, sought to provide some answers to this […]

By Sally Kneeshaw, on October 9th, 2018 at 13:31

Cascais (PT) bets on its young people and involves them in its governance

Young people have something to say about their school conditions and their environment but often lack access to governance structures that take them into account. That is why the Portuguese City of Cascais has chosen to invest in involving its young people (from 10 to 17) in its democratic governance (Good Practice – Bridging the […]

By Ana Resende, on August 8th, 2018 at 10:21