Since the nineties, urban areas have assumed a growing importance in EU Cohesion Policy. This process, which is being implemented through various political steps and policy instruments, has led cities to be recognised as key elements in the promotion of balanced development. After decades of planning experiments at different territorial scales, however, the extent to which EU urban policy has contributed to regional development is currently under debate. This paper seeks to describe the evolution of the urban dimension within EU Cohesion Policy, with a focus on the role of cities in those countries and regions experiencing development problems.
|Numero di pagine||22|
|Rivista||URBAN RESEARCH & PRACTICE|
|Volume||Special Issue "Urban Change and Regional Development at the Margins of Europe" (Eds I. Vinci, P. Russell)|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2021|
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