Meetings & Events:
Europe's Peri-Urban Potential: beyond urban-rural links

Event held in the Committee of the Regions, Brussels, 12 November, 2009

Key messages from the conference

Report of presentations

Opening Speech of Mr Luc van den Brande, President of the Committee of the Regions
Speech of Mrs Lenie Dwarshuis, President of PURPLE 


Facing climate change, which peri-urban environmental challenges?
Joe Ravetz, Centre for Urban and regional Ecology, University of Manchester

Towards a balanced spatial development in peri-urban regions: which territorial policies?
Hans Leinfelder, Centre for Mobility and Physical Planning, Ghent University
Heiko Kasseckert, Director, Planungsverband Frankfurt Rhein-Main
Thomas Sick Nielsen and Annette Piorr, University of Copenhagen and Leibnitz-Centre for Agricultural Landcape Research respectively
Johan Magnusson, Policy Analyst, Urban Development and Territorial Cohesion Unit, DG Regional Policy, European Commission

A future for peri-urban agriculture: how to bring food production closer to citizens
Karen Davies, Chief Executive, Heart of England Fine Foods, West Midlands
Antoni Diaz Vendrell, Director General for Planning and Professional Relations, Generalitat de Catalunya
Marina Pintar, University of Llubjana
Josefine Loriz-Hoffmann, Head of Unit, Consistency of Rural Development, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission

Abstracts of the presentations given by Joe Ravetz, Thomas Sick Nielsen and Annette Piorr, and Marina Pintar  who are all partners in the 6th Framework project PLUREL.

Last updated: 16 April, 2020