Processes of shrinkage are multidimensional phenomena encompassing cities, parts of cities, or regions that are experiencing a dramatic decline in their economic and social bases. While the causal factors are diverse and complex, the most evident factor in shrinkage is a loss of employment opportunities and out-migration of population. Previous research has pointed out that decline is enduring, and shrinkage is most probably jeopardizing the prosperity of European competitiveness.
RE-CITY provides a perspective for the robust and sustainably sound development of shrinking cities.
Objectives of RE-CITY:
- To combine research across disciplines.
- To analyze case studies and paths of dealing with shrinking cities.
- To develop methods, training skills and applications for RE-CITY.
- To provide training for a new generation of urban planners.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 813803