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1 1 Open Days University 9 th European week of Regions and Cities Europe 2020 Strategy and EU cities: Responding to demographic and socio-economic challenges Domenico ROSSETTI di VALDALBERO European Commission, DG Research and Innovation* Brussels, 15 September 2011 * Personally speaking

2 2 D. Rossetti, European week of Regions and Cities, 12/10/2011 Gonzalez Report Europe 2030 Source: Europe is at a crossroads: either we keep and strengthen the role as one of the main global actors, or we become an increasingly irrelevant outgrowth on the Asian continent

3 3 D. Rossetti, European week of Regions and Cities, 12/10/2011 Largest Countries / Regions by 2025 China (1453 millions) India (1431) EU-27 (517) USA (358) Indonesia (263) Pakistan (246) Brazil (214) Nigeria (210) Bangladesh (195) Russia (132) Mexico (123) Japan (120) Ethiopia (119) Philippines (117) Egypt (105) Source: UN

4 4 D. Rossetti, European week of Regions and Cities, 12/10/2011 Consumption share by 2050 Source: European Commission, DG RTD (Global Europe 2030/2050), MIRAGE model, L. Fontagné

5 5 D. Rossetti, European week of Regions and Cities, 12/10/2011 World CO 2 emissions by 2050 (BAU) Source: European Commission, DG RTD (WETO)

6 6 D. Rossetti, European week of Regions and Cities, 12/10/2011 World (ageing) population by 2100 Source: European Commission, DG RTD (VLEEM) and UN

7 7 D. Rossetti, European week of Regions and Cities, 12/10/2011 Oil production and consumption Source: Grande Reportagem

8 8 D. Rossetti, European week of Regions and Cities, 12/10/2011 Number of researchers (FTE) Source: European Commission, DG RTD – RIC report 2011, data from Eurostat, OECD In 2008, China employed about 1.6 million researchers, compared to about 1.5 million in the EU. Trends over time and differences in the share of private and public sectors are also significant

9 9 D. Rossetti, European week of Regions and Cities, 12/10/2011 The urban challenge Source: UN-Habitat 1970 RURAL 63% URBAN 37% RURAL 53% URBAN 47% RURAL 40% URBAN 60% 60% of the world population will live in cities by 2030

10 10 D. Rossetti, European week of Regions and Cities, 12/10/2011 Megacities Source: Source: Davies / Le Quément and wikipedia Urban population has exploded in several cities since (millions) 2010 (millions) Seoul123 Sao Paolo2,521 Delhi1.520 Jakarta1,516 Rio de Janeiro312 Teheran116 Istanbul113

11 11 D. Rossetti, European week of Regions and Cities, 12/10/2011 Poverty and slums Source: Source: UN HABITAT, 2008 High percentage of urban population living in slum Developping World36.5 Sub Saharian Africa62.2 Latin America27.0 Eastern Asia36.5 Southern Asia42.9 South Eastern Asia27.5 Western Asia24.0 Oceania24.1

12 12 D. Rossetti, European week of Regions and Cities, 12/10/2011 European policy context on Cities Subsidiarity and concrete actions Several Commission DGs interest European Parliament (MEP constituencies) Committee of the Regions Regional and urban representation in Brussels Pan-European city associations

13 13 D. Rossetti, European week of Regions and Cities, 12/10/2011 EU and Cities URBAN Community Initiative – ERDF (DG XVI – REGIO) City of Tomorrow Key Action in FP5 (DG XII – RTD) Urban sustainability in FP6 (DG RTD) Sustainable cities (DG ENV) CONCERTO and CIVITAS for energy, efficiency, renewables and clean transport (DG TREN) Projects on Cities in the programmes Environment and Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities in FP7 Covenant of Mayors (DG TREN) European Innovation Partnership Smart Cities Joint Programming Initiative – Urban Europe

14 14 D. Rossetti, European week of Regions and Cities, 12/10/2011 Paris, Rome, Maastricht, Nice, Lisbon for the Treaties Barcelona for the Mediterranean Copenhagen for environment Luxembourg for justice Bologna for education Frankfurt for the Euro Schengen,… Cities explain Europe

15 15 D. Rossetti, European week of Regions and Cities, 12/10/2011 Drivers for research on urban issues Rapid growth and concentration: Urban population, water needs, energy, traffic, waste,… New emerging evolutions: Mega-regions, urban corridors, city-regions,… Opportunities: Employment and entrepreneurship, access to facilities like school and health, cultural diversity,… Negative images: Pollution, congestion, exclusion, slums,... Environment & health and climate change impacts: Emerging issues for urban management

16 16 D. Rossetti, European week of Regions and Cities, 12/10/2011 Some EU SSH research projects SOCIAL POLIS - Social platform on cities and social cohesion CHANCE2SUSTAIN - Urban Chances: City growth and the sustainability challenge; Comparing fast growing cities in growing economies SUSTAINCITY - Prospective of sustainable cities in Europe PLACES - Platform of Local Authorities and Cities Engaged in Science GEITONES – Generating interethnic tolerance and neighbourhoods integration in European urban spaces SPREAD - Social Platform on Sustainable Lifestyles URBACHINA - Sustainable Urbanisation in China: Historical and Comparative Perspectives, Mega-trends towards 2050 SHRINK SMART - The governance of Shrinkage within a European context

17 17 D. Rossetti, European week of Regions and Cities, 12/10/2011

18 18 D. Rossetti, European week of Regions and Cities, 12/10/2011 Building/Transport integration Nature/agriculture in the cities System, t echno & social innovations Major lifestyles changes Compact city vs. urban sprawl Green infrastructure Better City, Better life (Shanghai 2010) Individualistic values Scarcity of resources Urban mining Concentration of needs

19 19 D. Rossetti, European week of Regions and Cities, 12/10/2011 FP7 - Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) New calls for proposals published on 19 July 2011 Topic SSH Forward looking tools and methods for answering major societal challenges Budget: up to 2.5 million Deadline: 2 February FP7 SSH 2012 Calls for Proposals

20 20 D. Rossetti, European week of Regions and Cities, 12/10/2011

21 21 D. Rossetti, European week of Regions and Cities, 12/10/2011 Conclusions from The World in 2025 The Europe 2020 strategy (smart, sustainable and inclusive growth) requires to move: Towards a large and integrated global Europe Towards a socio-ecological transition Towards new territorial dynamics – Shaping Cities in a sustainable way


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