Gentrification: are better cities liveable?

A brief by Elise Baudelet, junior expert in territorial marketing at CAAC In different towns around the globe, gentrification divides the opinion. On one hand, it could be seen as an opportunity to upgrade an area and increase its potential (financially, in terms of attractiveness, image…). On the other hand, it could be identified as…

Smart quotes for city-makers

  The two elements the traveller first captures in the big city are extra human architecture and furious rhythm. Geometry and anguish.  Federico Garcia Lorca We will neglect our cities to our peril, for in neglecting them we neglect the nation. John F. Kennedy I have always believed that every great city in history needs…

No city is an island

A brief by Tamara Guirao, CAAC coordinator Cooperation has become, in EU jargon, an unavoidable word. At the same time, together with the progression made by cohesion policy, the urban dimension has turned the hottest point in the European agenda. So even if the crisis makes individual strategies more tempting, the time has come to…