Case studies European cities
Metropolitan Area Rotterdam - The Hague: cooperation takes off rapidly
24 September 2012
A couple of years ago the Mayors of Rotterdam and The Hague started to promote cooperation between both cities and surrounding municipalities. They found that in order to remain internationally competitive it is vital to make better use of each other’s strengths. Since then, cooperation has rapidly taken off. EMI decided to analyse Rotterdam and The Hague as part of EMI’s Knowledge and Research Agenda on Polycentric Metropolitan Areas.
Milan Metropolitan Area: Goliath versus David?
18 September 2012
EMI made optimal use of the leap year by visiting Milan from 29 February to 2 March. EMI researchers Marloes Hoogerbrugge and Koen Hollander visited the Milan metropolitan area as part of their work for the Knowledge and Research Agenda on Polycentric Metropolitan Areas. They interviewed various stakeholders (both public and private) in order to find out to what extent the region is (functionally, politically and culturally) integrated, and what issues dominate the urban agenda. The case study Milan will soon be published on the EMI website, but this article gives you a preview of the main findings.
Metropolitan area Mitteldeutschland: focus on strong economic branding to attract companies and people
10 September 2012
EMI selected the Metropolregion Mitteldeutschland as one of the case studies part of EMI’s Knowledge and Research Agenda on Polycentric Metropolitan Areas. This region is a good example of a fusion type region consisting of a constellation of once rather distinct medium and small-sized cities. The case study discusses to what extent the German cities are functionally, culturally and institutionally integrated and what kind of metropolitan strategy or vision lies behind this integration.
Case study on the Polish Tri-City Region
28 June 2012
EMI´s polycentric case study Linköping-Norrköping : complementary in a natural way
20 March 2012
Polycentric Porto: mismatch between local politics and realities
10 April 2012