Social innovation in cities – URBACT

The role of cities is emerging strongly from the First URBACT Capitalisation report, as a catalyst of social innovation and leading to the reflexion on the role of cities in the process that bridges more traditional forms of governance towards more participatory ones. In addition, cities, facing diminishing public resources, especially within the Crisis, need to research upon innovative approaches to major social challenges. Finally, municipalities occupy a pivotal role here, as they are both rebuilding trust with citizens and brokering cross-sectoral approaches.

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