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The Just City Dimension

The Just City Dimension – How UAEU partnerships can be used by policy and decision-makers to end homelessness and provide adequate and affordable housing is a new article by Laura Colini published on the  EU Urban Agenda  platform.

This article is part of a series of articles based on the 14 Partnerships of the Urban Agenda for the EU. Structured around the three city dimensions of the New Leipzig Charter (the Productive, the Green, and the Just City), the articles link Partnerships’ actions and activities with other relevant EU projects and initiatives supported by Cohesion Policy (including Urban Innovative Actions, URBACT, or Article 7 cities benefitting from ERDF). The articles demonstrate the key role of cities in the Urban Agenda for the EU, and focus on specific actions they have led and implemented. Overall, the articles aim at showcasing practices and experiences on how different tools and funding support can help cities face their challenges in a strategic way towards sustainable urban development. This article by Laura Colini questions the definition of a just city and the role of housing, and depicts city examples framed by Urban Poverty, Housing, and Inclusion of Migrants and Refugees Partnerships. Reflecting on viewpoints and solutions for the future of European housing policies, as well as how cities may benefit from the examples presented.

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