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Cities in Europe

Report | 30-05-2016

Cities are expected to play a key role in delivering the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, green and inclusive growth. Therefore, the European Commission, EU Member States and European cities are collaborating to develop an Urban Agenda for the EU.

The publication ‘Cities in Europe’ contains 13 infographics that show facts and figures on recent urban developments in the context of the Europe 2020 strategy and the Urban Agenda for the EU, which aims to strengthen the urban dimension in the European Union.

Based on the harmonised definition of urban areas by Eurostat and the OECD, European cities are compared with each other and recent trends are described, such as those in migration, risk of urban poverty and urban-rural divergence in employment growth.

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This infographic explains the main objectives and shows 12 priority themes of the Urban Agenda for the EU.

Link to infographic: 'Urban Agenda for the EU'
Link to infographic: 2'Urban Agenda for the EU'

This infographic shows European population densities on a grid of 10x10 kilometres.

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This infographic shows the share of EU population living in ‘cities’, ‘towns and suburbs’ and ‘rural areas’.

Link to infographic: 'Cities, towns and suburbs'
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This infographic shows the share of population living in ‘cities’, ‘towns and suburbs’ and ‘rural areas’ per country.

Link to infographic: 'Different types of urban regions'
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This infographic shows four different types of urban regions.

Link to infographic: 'Growth and decline in metropolitan areas'
Link to infographic: 2'Growth and decline in metropolitan areas'

This infographic shows population change in the 2000–2010 period for 114 metropolitan areas in Europe.

Link to infographic: 'Metropolitan economies grew stronger in eastern Europe'
Link to infographic: 2'Metropolitan economies grew stronger in eastern Europe'

This infographic shows the GDP per capita growth in the 2000–2010 period for 114 metropolitan areas in Europe.

Link to infographic: 'Stronger job growth in urban areas'
Link to infographic: 2'Stronger job growth in urban areas'

This infographic shows the change in the number of jobs in the 1990–2012 period per EU country. 

Link to infographic: 'Towards greener cities'
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This infographic shows the CO2 emissions per inhabitant and policy ambitions for greenhouse gas reduction in six metropolitan areas in Europe.

Link to infographic: 'Cycling the city'
Link to infographic: 2'Cycling the city'

This infographic shows the modal share and the share of cycling in European capital cities.

Link to infographic: 'Risk of urban poverty persists'
Link to infographic: 2'Risk of urban poverty persists'

This infographic shows the share of the population living in households at risk of poverty and social exclusion per country.

Link to infographic: 'Migrants move to cities'
Link to infographic: 2'Migrants move to cities'

This infographic shows the population change in the 1961–2014 period in the EU-28, and first-time asylum applications for the year 2015.

Link to infographic: 'Quality of life in cities'
Link to infographic: 2'Quality of life in cities'

This infographic shows the level of satisfaction, according to seven indicators, for 75 European cities.

 
Author(s)Kersten Nabielek; David Hamers; David Evers
Report no.2469
Publication date30-05-2016
Pages35
LanguageEngels