In Europe, 72% of the population lives in cities – that’s 359 million people. It is people that give cities the creativity and dynamism that makes them centres of learning, technical and cultural development, and research and innovation. But the density of cities and growing populations put pressure on resources and public services, and threaten our European model of well managed urban concentration. To confront future challenges, we need to change the way we approach economic growth, create jobs and ensure quality of life.
The EUROCITIES annual conference is an important milestone in the year of work that our forums and working groups, our politicians and officers deliver. The conference will also be a key part of our ongoing work on the EU urban agenda, which needs to empower cities to drive smart, sustainable and inclusive growth for Europe.
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