EUKN newsletter Urban Review
The urban landscape is ever changing. The EUKN is an established, trustworthy partner and platform for urban knowledge, concerned with modern-day urban challenges and policies in Europe. In order to focus on recent developments taking place in its field of work, EUKN publishes monthly Urban Review newsletter.
The newsletter showcases EUKN articles on trending urban topics, summaries of relevant urban news, events and publications in Europe and interviews with leading urban experts.
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2019 has been a fruitful and inspiring year. The EUKN has driven many exciting projects and events. Among those were publications and activities related to the Urban Agenda for the EUand contributions to the European Week of Regions and Cities 2019 as well as the UN World Cities Day, instrumentally contributing to key debates around urban matters, both at the European level and worldwide.
With a strengthened role as strategic knowledge partner in the realm of urban policymaking, the EUKN is ready to enter 2020 with a bright new decade ahead. In fact, 2020 will be a crucial year for urban policy in Europe as it will testify the transition towards the new programming period, thus marking a turning point for how Europe’s urban challenges will be addressed. Current debates within the EU make it clear that the urban dimension will play a critical role in this framework.
The EUKN will continue to be a key stakeholder in these debates, inter alia by way of supporting the incoming German Council Presidency in the field of urban development. Towards the goal of a strong urban dimension in Europe, the EUKN will capitalise on the takeaways of key discussions such as the programmed CITIES Forum 2020 and the organisation of several Policy Labs soon to be announced on the EUKN dedicated page.