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:

  1.  To combine research across disciplines.
  2.  To analyze case studies and paths of dealing with shrinking cities.
  3.  To develop methods, training skills and applications for RE-CITY.
  4.  To provide training for a new generation of urban planners.

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Researcher Mobility RE-CITY ITN

The RE-CITY ITN will provide enhanced career perspectives in both the academic and non-academic sectors through international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral mobility. Throughout the years, 2020 and 2021 the 13 ESRs will travel across Europe and spend secondments in different institutions to do case study research enhance their methodology and experience different working environments.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 813803

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