The Six Types of Challenges That Face European Cities (Hint: transport is on the list) - #transpo

Six themes emerge from the ideas that have been chosen as finalists in the Mayors Challenge competition run by Bloomberg Philanthropies that give an insight into the preoccupations of European public administrations. That cities should learn from each other's successes and failures is a basic principle of urbanism and one that is at the heart of the Mayors Challenge, which this year is focused on Europe. The finalist cities have been chosen on the quality of innovative ideas that their town halls propose to implement, which hope to solve social, economic and environmental problems, and provide examples of best practice that can be shared with other cities. There are six emergent themes evident among these ideas that are emblematic of problems faced by cities everywhere: civic engagement, unemployment, health, climate change, transport and crime, with the quality of housing...

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