Public Policies for Urban Revitalization NEW

Shrinkage in Portuguese National Policy and Regional Spatial Plans: Concern or Unspoken Word?


In Search of a New Approach for Urban Policies Under Shrinkage Tendencies in Poland


Experiencing the Tourist City. The European Capital of Culture in Re-Designing City Routes


Planning for Integral Development. Public Policies, Economic Growth and Social Improvements in Santa Rosa (Ecuador)



Project Seminar IPEI- Incubadora de Projetos Empresariais para a Inclusão
With APGICO, CIEO, ESGHT, ESEC and Municipal City Hall of Faro and Loulé. Auditório 0.6 Complexo Pedagógico, Penha Campus, University of Algarve - 6th December 2014 (more)
CIEO Researcher Awarded  
Maria José Sousa, CIEO member, received an award by the European University for the scientific research developed within projects EUWIN e project EUCIS LLL HUB at the 5th edition Forum Alpha - Inovação e Empreendedorismo - november 2014


WorldCIST'15: BIO 2015 - Business Intelligence in Organizations  
Azores, 1-3 April 2015 (more)
International Conference - Defining Landscape Democracy  
Oscarsborg Fortress, Oslo, 3-6 June 2015 (more)

FCT 2014 Call for SR&TD Project Grants

Application deadline: 29 January 2015 (more)

Public Policies for Urban Revitalization


The worldwide trend for individuals living in urban areas traces new problems and new challenges for policy makers. Hand in hand with growing cities emerge shrinking cities. While growing cities are usually related to the improvement of quality of life, also imply crowding, unsafety, among other concerns; shrinking cities offer a particular context to improve life-styles as more space becomes available. However, cities facing population decline have to deal also with problems such as vacancy of houses, physical degradation and low social cohesion. The way public policies are conceived is determinant to ensure urban revitalisation of less appealing spaces that may appear both in growing and shrinking cities, in order to bring the opportunities provided by cities into projects that enhance citizens’ wellbeing. In fact, growth and decline can be seen as the two sides of a coin.

This number shows different policy approaches to address urban challenges, including realities of shrinking cities of Poland, Hungary and Portugal and a growing city of Ecuador.

Ana Paula Barreira

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