National Policy Responses to Urban Challenges in Europe: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

National Policy Responses to Urban Challenges in Europe

1st Edition

By Leo van den Berg, Erik Braun


460 pages

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This book presents a unique overview of urban policy conducted by national authorities in the fifteen 'old' member states of the EU. Focussing on recent changes in the development of the larger cities and changes in policymaking by national authorities with respect to urban development, the book is structured around 15 'country chapters', written by national experts in the field of urban development. The book provides an up-to-date source of information, and will be of importance to anyone involved in the role and development of European cities as well as the formulation and delivery of associated national policies.


'well written and provides a rich source of useful information about the urban realm within the 15 ’old’ member states of the EU.' European Journal of Housing Policy

About the Authors

Leo van den Berg is Director of EURICUR and Professor of Urban Economics and Urban Management at Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Erik Braun is a Senior Researcher in EURICUR and Lecturer at the Faculty of Economics of Erasmus University Rotterdam. Jan van der Meer is Associate Director of EURICUR and Associate Professor of Urban Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam. The editors have initiated, carried out and contributed to many comparative urban research projects through EURICUR in cities across and beyond Europe. The results of these investigations have been published internationally in the EURICUR-series with Ashgate and in academic journals. Leo van den Berg, Erik Braun and Jan van der Meer have also edited the first volume concerning national urban policies in the EU-countries that was published by Ashgate in 1998 (National Urban Policies in the European Union). More information about their activities and publications can be found on

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General