The second European Mayors’ Conference held in Barcelona in February 2004 explored the links between urban governance, migration and social cohesion, focussing on area-based regeneration projects in different cities. The main objective was to understand how cities are tackling the problems and potentials of increasing social inequality and cultural diversity in the context of global change and how the integration of socio-economic policies and urban regeneration projects in poor districts can affect social cohesion in a city.
This Compendium offers a summary of the conference. It contains a CD with the visual presentations given by all mayors. It includes comparative economic, social and physical data on each city as well as comments by four of the panel of urban experts, providing a personal perspective on some of the key social, spatial and political issues that cut across geographical and national boundaries.