TOWN – Small and Medium-Sized Towns

Thematic scope Balanced and polycentric development of the European territory is a key challenge of territorial development and cohesion policy. ESPON has already paid considerable attention to the geographical spread of urban and economic activity throughout the European territory. This includes among else the applied research projects on cities and urban agglomerations, the roles of…

A model for understanding and assessing Knowledge Cities

From many points of view the concept of a Knowledge City was only bound to big knowledge hubs based on big universities, R&D centers, technology parks and an important amount of high tech companies that would be able to generate a critical mass of economic and knowledge exchanges. But Knowledge Cities, Smart Cities, Intelligent Cities, etc. are…

Cardiff Forum: Maria Vadillo

In a presentation on the importance of nautical sports as a generator of Smart Growth in the Atlantic Arc as , Ms. Maria Vadillo,  Brittany Vice-president for Tourism and Councillor at Rennes Métropole, described the positive results of the project NEA2 and other local actions in Brittany. You can see her presentation HERE.