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  • E F i h Pl fEuropean Foresight PlatformBrussels, 28 April 2011

    EU urban policy context and EU Forward Looking ActivitiesEU Forward Looking Activities

    Domenico ROSSETTIEuropean CommissionEuropean Commission

    Directorate-General for Research and InnovationDomenico.Rossetti-di-Valdalbero@ec.europa.eu

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    o e co ossett d a da be o@ec eu opa eu

  • Twenty years of history and recent initiativesand recent initiatives

    URBAN Community Initiative ERDF (DG XVI REGIO)City of Tomorrow Key Action in FP5 (DG XII RTD)Urban sustainability in FP6 (DG RTD)CONCERTO and CIVITAS for energy, efficiency, renewables and clean transport (DG TREN)Projects on Cities in the programmes Environment and Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities in FP7Covenant of Mayors (DG TREN)European Innovation Partnership Smart Cities

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    Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe

  • European policy context on Cities

    Subsidiarity and concrete actions

    Several Commission DGs interest

    European Parliament (MEP constituencies)

    Committee of the Regions

    Regional and urban representation in Brussels

    Pan European city associations

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    Pan-European city associations

  • The urban challenge60% of the world population will live in cities by 203060% of the world population will live in cities by 2030

    URBAN

    RURAL63%

    URBAN37% RURAL

    53% URBAN47%

    RURAL40%

    URBAN63% 47% URBAN60%

    1970 2000 2030

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    Source: UN-Habitat

  • MegacitiesUrban population has exploded in several cities since 1950Urban population has exploded in several cities since 1950

    1950 2005(millions) (millions)

    Seoul 1 23Sao Paolo 2,5 21

    Delhi 1.5 20Jakarta 1,5 16

    Rio de Janeiro 3 12T h 1 12Teheran 1 12Istanbul 1 11

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    Source: Source: Davies / Le Qument

  • EU Forward Looking Activitieshttp://ec.europa.eu/research/social-sciences/http://ec.europa.eu/research/social sciences/

    ForesightForesight

    Forecast

    Impact Assessment

    Horizon scanningg

    Technology Assessment

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    Assessment

  • Drivers for research on urban issues

    Rapid growth and concentration: Urban population, water needs, energy, traffic, waste, New emerging evolutions: Mega-regions, urban corridors, city-regions,Opportunities: Employment and entrepreneurship, access to facilities like school and health, cultural di itdiversity,Negative images: Pollution, congestion, exclusion, lslums,...

    Environment & health and climate change impacts: E i i f b t

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    Emerging issues for urban management

  • Better City, Better life2010 Shanghai World Expo2010 Shanghai World Expo

    Cities explaining EuropeCities explaining EuropeRome for the Treaties

    Barcelona for the Mediterranean

    Copenhagen for EnvironmentCopenhagen for Environment

    Maastricht, Schengen, Francfort,

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  • Some EU Research projects

    SOCIAL POLIS - Social platform on cities and social cohesionCHANCE2SUSTAIN - Urban Chances: City growth and the y gsustainability challenge; Comparing fast growing cities in growing economiesSUSTAINCITY P ti f t i bl iti i ESUSTAINCITY - Prospective of sustainable cities in EuropePLACES - Platform of Local Authorities and Cities Engaged in ScienceScienceGEITONES Generating interethnic tolerance and neighbourhoods integration in European urban spacesSPREAD - Social Platform on Sustainable LifestylesURBACHINA - Sustainable Urbanisation in China: Historical and

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    Comparative Perspectives, Mega-trends towards 2050