“Towards a just urban transition in Europe: The case of post-pandemic city centre recovery”, Eva Garcia Chueca (CIDOB, Barcelona)

This CIDOB Briefing showcases the main policy interventions adopted in seven European cities (Amsterdam, Barcelona, Florence, Ghent, Nantes, Ljubljana and Prague) during the pandemic to build back better after the shock caused by COVID-19. It places particular emphasis on the efforts undertaken by local administrations to revitalise city centres, which have been among the hardest hit urban areas. Post-COVID-19 city centre recovery strategies are based on two key ideas – sustainability and citizens’ welfare – that provide good groundwork for wider city interventions towards a just transition. 

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