What is so unique about the growth (or decline) of cities in Eastern Europe and Central Asia?

There are the booming megacities such as Tokyo, Mumbai, and Nairobi. Then there are  cities that are declining in population, such as Detroit. In Eastern Europe and Central Asia, where we recently conducted a study on urban growth trends, we found unique demographic patterns affecting the urbanization process in the region. For example, the region has had fertility rates below replacement levels for more than two decades, and most countries in the region have negative net migration rates.

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The Smart Cities KSB and the Royal Netherlands Embassy Smart Cities Study Tour to the Netherlands

A deep dive into the quadruple helix that makes the Netherlands ‘smart’ SC missie

The Smart Cities KSB and Royal Netherlands Embassy jointly organized a Smart Cities study tour to the Netherlands from May 8th-12th, 2017. City officials, officials from the national government, and urban planners from Bangladesh, Macedonia, Morocco, South Africa and South-Eastern Europe spent five days engaging with Dutch innovators and practitioners from the government and private sector on smart urban management, smart mobility, smart energy transition, PPP-structures, and citizen engagement, among other things.

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