With the aim of boosting investment in start-ups and sustainable urban development, the European Commission has recently launched two new financial instuments. One of the aims of these is to encourage the regeneration of urban areas.
The Concrete Initiative - urban regeneration
This is a global project that included the construction of a new building for the station, reorganisation of the public space and pedestrian link, the rehabilitation of several streets and a private housing development. The project also includes the refurbishment of a park containing urban vegetable gardens for the inhabitants of the city.