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Sustainable Urban Management and Land Use From European research
to application at the local level
Prague, Czech Republic 1-2 July 2004
The conference was organised by the European Commission,
DG Research Directorate I - Environment and the Senate of the Czech
Republic, and supported by the Municipality of Prague. It took place
at the Palace of Wallenstein, Prague.
The Target participants included politicians and decision makers, research community especially in
the fields of governance, urban design, cultural heritage sustainable
construction and transport, urban and regional stakeholders, including
industry and technology developers and regulators."
1) Dissemination and uptake of results from EU research projects
on sustainable urban management and land use. The main focus will
be on the research undertaken by the Key Action "City of tomorrow
and cultural heritage" under the 5th Framework Programme of the
EU as well as the research on sustainable development and land use.
The conference will highlight the progress made in the development
of integrated decision making tools and technologies in support
of sustainability. The conference will also serve to promote the
transfer of knowledge from research projects to both practitioners
and policy makers who need assistance for implementing sustainable
development in their own local and regional environment.
2) Encouraging participation to the 6th Framework Programme under
priorities "Global Change and Ecosystems" and "scientific support
to policy" (
with a special focus on participants from the 10 new Member States
of the European Union and Candidate Countries (Bulgaria, Romania
Conference follow-up and future research needs
At the end of the Prague conference, the participants were requested to provide their personal feedback on three separate issues:
- What is your appreciation of the conference outcomes?
- What are the future research needs in the urban/regional/land use domain? This must take stock of the existing knowledge and of the results generated by EU/national/regional research.
- How do you suggest to implement such a research? At which level should this research be carried out (EU/national/local)? Which type of support (research/demonstration/dissemination/training) would be the most suitable? Which approach should be privileged (e.g. a single dedicated thematic programme vs different entries in different activity-oriented research programmes)?
Any interested stakeholders, including those who have not participated to the
conference, are invited to contribute to these three items, by sending
their written comments by the end of September 2004 to the following
addresses: Eric Ponthieu
and Vincent Favrel
Letter for Participants