Handbook on shrinking cities

The Handbook on Shrinking Cities (2022), Edited by Karina Pallagst, Marco Bontje, Emmanuèle Cunningham-Sabot, René Fleschurz, Editorial assistance Patricia Hammer and Leonie Claar is available here


The Mooc on shrinking cities will be soon available here

Training for schools

The training for schools will be available soon here

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

1. Ruiying Liu (2020): Strategies for sustainability in shrinking cities: frames, rationales and goals for a development path change. In. Nordia Geographical Publications (49:5), 49–7449, https://doi.org/10.30671/nordia.97970

2. Ivanov, Bozhidar (2021): Narratives of Crisis: How Framing Urban Shrinkage and Depopulation Shapes Policy and Planning Responses in Spain, Germany and the Netherlands. In. Sustainability 2021 13, 11045, Repository link: https://zenodo.org/record/5595891#.Y0_HorTP02z

3. Di Pietro, Simone (2021): Implementing Energy – as a Common approach in the revitalization of shrinking cities. In. Belgeo, revue belge de géographie 1/2021 URL: https://journals.openedition.org/belgeo/49423, ISSN: 2294-9135

4. Huntington, David (2021): Urban shrinkage and socio-economic segregation in medium-sized cities: The case of Schwerin (Germany). In. Quaestiones Geographicae 40(4) pp. 29-46. https://doi.org/10.2478/quageo-2021-0036

5. Matyushkina, A. (2021): “Force Majeure”: The Transformation of Cultural Strategy as a Result of Urban Shrinkage and Economic Crisis: The Case of Riga, Latvia. In. Urbana, 22, pp. 63-86 Retrieved from http://www.urbanauapp.org, https://doi.org/10.47785/urbana.7.2021

6. Schemschat, Norma (2021): Refugee Arrival under Conditions of Urban Decline: From Territorial Stigma and Othering to Collective Place-Making in Diverse Shrinking Cities? In. Sustainability 2021, 13, no. 23: 13301. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132313301

7. Pinoncely, Victoria ; Schemschat, Norma (2021): Etre représentée et se présenter: comparaison de la couverture médiatique et des discours institutionnels des villes, In. © Revue Marketing Territorial, 6 / hiver 2021. URL: http://publis-shs.univ-rouen.fr/rmt/index.php?id=580.

8. Di Pietro, Simone (2021): Urban Shrinkage and Suburbanization in Mexico: A View Based on the Last Census Data. In. Iberoamericana – Nordic Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 50(1), pp.63–74, http://doi.org/10.16993/iberoamericana.519

9. Pinoncely, Victoria (2022): Uneven Trajectories and Decentralisation: Lessons from Historical Planning Processes in Saint-Étienne, In. Urban Planning, Vol 7, Issue 3, pp 63-74, https://doi.org/10.17645/up.v7i3.5483

10. Besana, Flavio (2022): Proposals of European Citizens for Reviving the Future of Shrinking Areas, In. Quaestiones Geographicae, vol.40, no.4, 2021, pp.15-28. https://doi.org/10.2478/quageo-2021-0039. Link: https://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/quageo-2021-0039

11. Ruiying, Liu (2022): Long-Term Development Perspectives in the Slow Crisis of Shrinkage: Strategies of Coping and Exiting. In. Sustainability 2022, 14, 10112, https://doi.org/10.3390/su141610112 

12. Matoga, Agnes (2022): Changing Governance Processes to Make Way for Civic Involvement: The Case of Gebrookerbos in Heerlen, Netherlands. In. Sustainability 2022, 14(16), 10126, https://doi.org/10.3390/su141610126

13. Lewis, Olivia; Sousa, Silvia; Pinho, Paulo (2022): Multifunctional Green Infrastructure in Shrinking cities: How does urban shrinkage affect Green Space Planning? In. Urban Planning, Volume 7, Issue 2 pp. 186-201, https://doi.org/10.17645/up.v7i2.5008

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