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File Improving the environment in Europe's cities
Four out of five of all Europeans live in towns and cities and the European Commission wants to help make urban areas a better place to live.
Located in Environmental topics Urban environment Multimedia
SOER Key fact D source code Living in an urban world
An increasingly urban world will probably mean spiralling consumption and greater affluence for many. But it also means greater poverty for the urban underprivileged. Poor urban living conditions and associated environmental and health risks could impact all areas of the world, including Europe.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 SOER 2010 — assessment of global megatrends Key facts
Highlight Ljubljana wins European Green Capital Award for 2016
Slovenian capital Ljubljana has been named European Green Capital 2016 at a ceremony in Copenhagen, the current holder of the Green Capital title.
Located in News
Figure Low density residential areas as a proportion of all residential areas built after the mid-1950s, selected European cities
Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
Figure Mediterranean Coastal Cities
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Highlight More action needed to reduce transport's environmental impact
The transport sector is still generating excessive greenhouse gas emissions and harmful levels of air pollution and noise, according to the latest edition of the European Environment Agency's annual report on environment and transport.
Located in News
Figure Number of cities greater than 50 000 inhabitants by country
Cities within each country have been differentiated according to the number of inhabitants.
Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
Figure Percentage of green and blue urban areas — share of cities per class per country
The diagram shows the proportion of cities per country that falls in a particular class regarding the share of green and blue urban areas.
Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
Figure Percentage of population aged ≥ 65 — share of cities per class per country
The diagram shows the proportion of cities per country that fall in a particular class regarding the share of citizens which are older than 64 years.
Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
Figure Troff document Percentage of the city that would be flooded in case rivers rise one metre
Percentage of the city that would be flooded in case water in rivers rises 1 m (only cities > 100 000 hab). The city is defined by its biophysical delineation (Urban Morphological Zone) inside the core city boundaries (Urban Audit). The background shows the relative change in 100-year return level of river discharge. Neither coastal floods nor flood protection measures are considered in the calculations.
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