France's territories, challenges and promises
(04 April 2019) - With his book, “La France des territoires, défis et promesses” (France's territories, challenges and promises), Pierre Veltz offers a stimulating analysis. His hypothesis is that we are witnessing a local turning point which, if well negotiated, could constitute a decisive lever for the future of the country and its territories. And this also has value for Europe.
European networks of territories: the contribution of ‘open’ digital technologies
(28 March 2019) - How can the development of ‘open’ digital solutions strengthen the place-based social innovation capacity and encourage the sharing of good practices and experiences between countries? Katalin Kolosy (AEIDL) and Denis Pansu (Fing) answer the question.
The housing paradox: more financing, less affordability?
(15 March 2019) - Iván Tosics, managing director of the Metropolitan Research Institute, treats the issue of the “housing paradox”: how more financing seemingly curbs the affordability of housing across the globe – and no longer only in the so-called “hedge-cities”.
Spain: immigration to revive depopulated rural areas
(01 March 2019) - Action to tackle the accelerated process of depopulation in rural Spain has focused in some cases on promoting the settlement of an immigrant population to revitalise these areas, while improving the quality of life of the groups that settle there. María Coto Sauras analyses these initiatives and extracts some elements to be considered in future interventions.