A large segment of Europe’s population lives outside traditional urban cores in small and medium-sized cities, suburban agglomerations, or the fringes of metropolitan areas. They cover large areas, are home to millions of people and full of economic development. In the urban land, infrastructures, agriculture and production, businesses and housing merge in a fascinatingly operational, albeit fragmented landscape. To date it falls short of its potentials and does not receive the attention it deserves.
The first Urban Land Conference will investigate how to shape the future of urbanized territories across municipal boundaries. The conference provides a platform for the exchange of policy makers, urban planners, business leaders, academics and community groups. Speakers will come from a wide range of disciplines. Together we will explore how new governance and finance models can work across municipal boundaries, support joint action and lead to sustainable societies.