Shrink Smart - The Governance of Shrinkage


SHRINK SMART - The Governance of Shrinkage within a European Context

All across Europe numerous cities have experienced population losses in the last decades. As a consequence “urban shrinkage” has become a main challenge for urban development.
SHRINK SMART studies how this challenge is met by policies and governance systems in different types of shrinking urban regions. The project is based on comparative case studies from seven urban regions throughout Europe and aims on analyzing trajectories of shrinkage, as well as challenges for urban planning and governance.

SHRINK SMART is collaborative research project funded by the 7th Framework Programme/Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities of the Eurpean Commission.


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Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities