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Participation, leadership, and urban sustainability

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK4-CT-2001-00062

  • Start date

    1 February 2002

  • End date

    31 July 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 095 893

  • EU contribution

    € 1 626 652

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL

United Kingdom

Objective

Sustainable urban development is a key aim of policy makers at all levels of government. It is widely agreed that effective urban governance is of key importance in the achievement of sustainable city development. In order to realise effective urban governance it is crucial that city governments develop institutional forms and styles of leadership that promote decisiveness, facilitate the use of local knowledge and enhance public support. The objective of this proposal is to accumulate and disseminate practical knowledge about the complementarily of political leadership and citizen involvement in cities that are leaders in promoting sustainable development. By researching alternative approaches to urban leadership and community involvement in local decision-making in nine countries the project will identify aspects of good practice, and disseminate the research findings to cities, national governments, and the EU.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL

Address

Coldharbour Lane - Frenchay Campus
Bs16 1qy Bristol

United Kingdom

Participants (28)

ASSOCIATION FOR THE REGENERATION OF NEIGHBOURHOODS IN CRISIS

Belgium

BRISTOL CITY COUNCIL

United Kingdom

CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL

New Zealand

CITTA' DI TORINO

Italy

CITY OF BERGEN

Norway

CITY OF GOTEBORG

Sweden

CITY OF OSLO

Norway

CITY OF OSTROW WIELKOPOLSKI - LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Poland

CITY OF POZNAN

Poland

CITY OF STOCKHOLM

Sweden

COMUNE DI CINISELLO BALSAMO

Italy

DARMSTADT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Germany

EUROCITIES ASBL

Belgium

GEMEENTE ENSCHEDE

Netherlands

GEMEENTE ROERMOND

Netherlands

GOETEBORG UNIVERSITY

Sweden

INSTITUTE OF URBAN ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES

Greece

LANDESHAUPTSTADT HANNOVER

Germany

MASSEY UNIVERSITY

New Zealand

MUNICIPALITY OF ATHENS

Greece

NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE FOR URBAN AND REGIONAL RESEARCH

Norway

POLYTECHNIC OF MILAN

Italy

STADT HEIDELBERG

Germany

STOKE-ON-TRENT CITY COUNCIL

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE

Netherlands

VOLOS MUNICIPAL ENTREPRISE FOR URBAN STUDIES, INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Greece

WAITAKERE CITY COUNCIL

New Zealand

WARSAW UNIVERSITY

Poland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK4-CT-2001-00062

  • Start date

    1 February 2002

  • End date

    31 July 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 095 893

  • EU contribution

    € 1 626 652

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL

United Kingdom