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Future Orientations for Cities (FOCI)
Start date: Jul 31, 2008, End date: Nov 30, 2010 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Cities and urban development are a focal point of current territorial development policy. Against the background of the Lisbon Agenda’s aim of growth and jobs, cities are seen as the main potential motors for the achievement of the set goals, which was also acknowledged in EU Cohesion policy documents for 2007 – 2013, including the Community Strategic Guidelines, as well as the Territorial Agenda and the “Leipzig Charter on Sustainable European Cities”, complementing the Territorial Agenda by focusing on the issue of sustainable cities. This project shall thus analyse the current state, trends and development perspectives for the largest cities and urban agglomerations within the European territory. It shall identify the driving forces of urban development which are the most relevant for understanding urban evolutions and offer scenarios for the development of Europe’s cities leading to alternative policy options. Achievements: Reports:Final Report - Executive summary PDF Final Report PDF Final Report - Scientific Report PDF Draft Final Report PDF Draft Final Report-Executive Summary PDF Draft Final Report-Scientific Report PDF Press Release-Interim Report 08 July 2009 PDF Interim Report PDF Interim Report Annex PDF Inception Report PDF Inception Report Annex PDF Project Specification PDF Please find the reports under:
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