From Helsinki to Nicosia
Eleven Case Studies & Synthesis
The COST C 10 Action, « Outskirts of European Cities », was launched beginning of 2000. Fourteen countries are involved in this action thanks to 37 delegates and about 20 experts who join some of meeting. COST C 10 belongs to the « Urban Civil Engineering » domain of the COST Programme. The main objective of this action is to identify and recognize the specificities, forces and values of European « common Outskirts ». A very good knowledge of them is necessary for elected representatives, urban civil engineers, planners and architects, to have the basis to design and propose realistic physical projects and structurations, shapes and transformations of these areas, that would then be coherent with political ambitions, business logistics, the notion of quality called for by the resident population and with respect with a sustainable development.