Shrink Smart - The Governance of Shrinkage


The overall goal of SHRINK SMART is to study the role of 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 with a focus on disadvantaged urban regions in Eastern and Southern Europe. The project is subdivided into phases and work packages.

On this side we will make our results accessible and provide you with the reports of the workpackages, policy briefs and other documents, like publications.

Work package reports

September 2009

March 2010

July 2010

April 2011

August 2011

January 2012

Research briefs

January 2011

March 2012

Policy briefs

November 2009

January 2011

Selection of Publications


Shrink Smart Flyer (5 MB)


Document downloads

The latest work package reports and policy briefs are now available as pfd-files.

Shrink Smart Documents

Photo gallery

Have a look at the case study cities in the Photo gallery.

Shrink Smart Photo gallery

Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities