City Policies and the European Urban Agenda

  • Martín Fernández-Prado
  • Luis Domínguez Castro

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Martín Fernández-Prado, Luis Domínguez Castro
      Pages 3-17
  3. The Thematic Challenges of the European Urban Agenda

  4. The Urban Agenda of the Eixo Atlántico Do Noroeste Peninsular (The Atlantic Axis of the Northwest Peninsula)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Luis Domínguez Castro, Martín Fernández-Prado
      Pages 287-316
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 333-350

About this book


During the next few years, most European and World cities will be developing urban agendas. Materials published on the subject have been relatively scarce until now. This edited volume introduces a case study implementation of the European Urban Agenda (EUA) in a cross-border region in the Iberian Peninsula between Spain (Galicia) and Portugal. It explores the implementation of a number of urban core principles in two distinctive regions, serving as the basis for a comparative analysis on how such galvanizing principles work, contained in the EUA. The case presented in this edited volume is the first cross-border urban agenda to be drafted. It is a unique piece that contributes to our understanding of the complexities of implementing and translating a common set of urban European principles to variety of different local milieus. The chapters of the book closely examine the various strands of the implementation of urban policies through the lenses of land use, economic competition, innovation, culture and creative industries, energy, ecology, demographic challenges, housing, social inclusion and democratic governance. These chapters are written by international renowned scholars who were involved in the drawing up of the urban agenda for this territory. The ideas, principles and concepts that they impart can be extrapolated to most cities.

Martín Fernández-Prado is Professor of Urban Design and Territorial Planning  at the School of Architecture, University of A Coruña, Spain. He is a member of the study group of the Eixo Atlántico del Noroeste Peninsular (EANP) and a co-director of the Eixo Atlántico Urban Agenda (EAUA). He has studied Architecture and Urban Design at Harvard University. 

Luis Domínguez Castro is Professor and Jean Monnet Chair Ad Personam of EU History and Territorial Cooperation, and Coordinator of the Jean Monnet Cross-Border European Centre of Excellence at the University of Vigo, Spain. He is also a member of the study group of the Eixo Atlántico del Noroeste Peninsular and a co-director of the Eixo Atlántico Urban Agenda.


European Urban Agenda Urban Agenda Eixo Atlántico Urban Agenda of Eixo Atlántico Territorial cooperation Functional urban areas Polycentric city system Cross-border regions cross-border cooperation Euroregion cross-border passenger transport Logistics Blue growth Maritime economy Renewable marine energy Maritime transport Creative cities Urban culture Regeneration and planning Urban sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Martín Fernández-Prado
    • 1
  • Luis Domínguez Castro
    • 2
  1. 1.University of A CoruñaA CoruñaSpain
  2. 2.University of VigoVigoSpain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-10846-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-10847-2
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