Barcelona and New York set to share housing policies

Barcelona and New York have been chosen by the European Commission to take part in an international cooperation programme seeking to establish the exchange of knowledge and experience between cities in order to improve their public policies. In this case, the two cities have chosen housing as the issue to tackle together.

09/06/2018 17:19 h

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The initiative means the cities will be cooperating over a period of 18 months, sharing their progress in the area chosen. In keeping with the framework for the programme, the cities will also both develop a local action plan for sustainable urban development in relation to their common priority and the exchange of knowledge. After the 18 months, the cities will report back on their progress and what specific action they will be rolling out in the future.

The agreement was announced after the First Deputy Mayor, Gerardo Pisarello, travelled to New York in May to meet New York’s Deputy Mayor, Alicia Glenn. The candidacy for the programme was suggested a year ago, the aim being to reaffirm the ties between the two cities in the sphere of accessible housing policies.

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