In the Baltic Sea Region, after 1990, a cooperation between the authorities responsible for spatial planning and spatial development of Baltic Sea and neighbouring countries was established under the acronym VASAB.
Urban Data Platform Plus (UDPplus) is an initiative of the European Commission. It provides access so spatial data on cities and regions in Europe. The data platform is jointly run by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC).
Urban Europe is an online publication by EUROSTAT, the statistical office of the European Union. It presents statistics on urban issues in the European Union, the EFTA countries and the candidate countries of the EU.
Multi-level monitoring of urban development is already taking place in isolated cases, but is not institutionalised across-the-board as required by some guidelines (including New Urban Agenda, New Leipzig Charter). As a holistic and practice-oriented system the best way to create it is in a learning process – in an association of cities, regions, countries and the nation or an association of …
The BBSR and the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) in New Delhi, India, have been cooperating in the field of applied urban and spatial research since 2018. Together they want to better understand the challenges in both countries and develop solutions for cities and city regions.
In 2018, national and regional representatives in charge of territorial observation in Germany and their neighbours signed a memorandum committing themselves to work together to improve the situation of cross-border data.
On 24 May 2007, the ministers responsible for urban development adopted the “Leipzig Charter on Sustainable European Cities”. The Leipzig Charter provided a basis for reaching Europewide consensus about basic urban development issues at European level.