June 01, 2010

Spanish Presidency to push urban renewal agenda


The Informal Meetings of Ministers on both Housing and Urban Development will take place on 21-22 June in Toledo with urban sustainability topping the agenda. The Spanish Presidency established urban development among the key priorities for its current tenure of the EU and has been making efforts to promote a common appreciation among all Member States and EU institutions of how Integrated Urban Regeneration and renewal measures can be deployed with all-round benefits, namely:
* Fighting against Climate Change (buildings' energy efficiency; use of renewable energies; public transportation; general improvement of air and noise conditions etc.).
* Addressing urban sprawl (brownfield development emphasis)
* Creating economic growth and employment through urban 'green' renewal; and
* Developing comprehensive social programmes in parallel with (physical) urban regeneration activities in deprived neighbourhoods.

Spanish Minister of Housing, Beatriz Corredor Sierra, who will chair negotiations, has flagged up the importance of the Toledo meetings for Europe's cities as presenting a follow-up on the Leipzig Charter on Sustainable European Cities. In particular she has laid emphasis on how this agreement needs to be properly developed to frame the promotion of sustainability in cities, the innovative exploitation of the various approaches contained within urban policies, and to allow special attention to addressing quality of life, equality, and the fight against poverty and social exclusion through integrated policies. The Minister has also spoken of the requirement to profoundly adapt economic and social development models and the template for urban growth in the light of past mistakes by granting city themes a greater degree of influence.

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Posted by iroronan at June 1, 2010 12:08 PM

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