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Luxembourgish small and medium-sized towns in Europe: challenges and opportunities

The event, organised by the University of Luxembourg (ECP LU) and the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures, aimes at dissemination of leaflets about SMSTs and presentation of ESPON results about this topic. The event will be held on December 12, 2014 in Luxembourg-City, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures.

The conference “Luxembourgish small and medium-sized towns: challenges and opportunities” takes place at the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures in Luxembourg-Kirchberg on the 12th December 2014 (9h00-12h00). The conference will be based on current ESPON results in order to identify and discuss both opportunities and challenges for small and medium-sized towns in Luxembourg and the Greater Region within a European context. Furthermore, the conference offers participants to become acquainted with some ESPON tools, which proved to be very useful for the positioning of a place within a European and transnational context. The conference is addressed to all practitioners on a local, national and crossborder level, who are interested in small and medium-sized towns.

Planned agenda include:

  • Loris Servillo (Spatial specifics of small and medium-sized towns – Main results of the ESPON project "TOWN")
  • Ilze Jurevica (Role of small and medium sized areas in territorial development: Latvian experience and plans for the upcoming Latvian EU presidency)
  • discussion about current situation about SMSTs in Luxembourg, the Greater Region and Europe
  • presentation of some ESPON Tools (CityBench, RIMAP à Sandra Di Baggio & Marjan Van Herwijnen, ESPON CU) and practical guidance for their implementation

Below you can find the programme of the event, while information materials about small and medium-sized towns are available here (all documents in English, German and French).

 
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