Posts Tagged ‘Shrinkage’

Letter from America: The F Word, Watch a City Die because of the Mismatch between the City and the Functional Urban Area

The urban news in America has been dominated by three stories. First, the not guilty verdict on George Zimmerman the killer of Trayvon Martin. Second, Anthony Wiener’s predilection for sexting – he was the front runner for the democrats to get the nomination in the New York mayoral race and third the city of Detroit going into […]

By Peter Ramsden, on August 8th, 2013 at 12:02

A Loosing Combination for Romanian Cities? Shrinking Population and Urban Sprawl

Romanian cities, in less than 20 years, as many European cities, had to cope with two major challenges: industrial restructuring after 1990 and the economic crisis which started in 2008. Additionally, Romanian cities had to adapt to new economic approaches, after more than 40 years with  a centralized system during the communist period. With a […]

By Alina Andreea Băileşteanu, on February 27th, 2013 at 16:32

Shrink Smart : A Challenge for Polish Cities

While the urban population is growing extremely fast in the world, some cities are shrinking dramatically, especially in Europe. It poses a series of problems in terms of liveability, sustainability and rehabilitation. Here the URBACT National Dissemination Point in Poland presents the case of two Polish cities – Bytom and Sosnowiec – that have explored solutions […]

By Segolene Pruvot, on February 20th, 2013 at 14:01