USUDS: Urban Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean region
USUDS: Urban Sustainable Development Strategies/Mediterranean Network for the Promotion of Urban Sustainable Development Strategies
- Leader: MedCities, Barcelona Metropolitan Area
Partners: CIEDES Foundation; Sfax City Council; Al Fayhaa Urban Community; Sousse City Council; Saida City Council; Larnaca City Council
Collaborating institutions: Ancona City Council, Marseille City Council, Tirana City Council, Barcelona City Council, Izmir Metropolitan City Council, Barcelona Provincial Government, Hariri Foundation for Sustainable Human Development, GIZ, German Cooperation.
- Action area:
- 2.863.011 €
1.783.742 € co-financing by the European Union – ENPI-CBC-MED Programme
Hariri Foundation for Sustainable Human Development: 29.340€
Barcelona City Council: 30.000€
Diputació de Barcelona: 100.000€
Other partners: 619.929€: AMB: 379.740€; Sfax: 25.256'54€; CIEDES: 67.537'46€; Sousse: 31.471'93€; Saida: 30.900€; Larnaka: 65.822.63€; Al Fayhaa: 19.200€
The objective was to promote urban sustainable development and social cohesion in Mediterranean cities through the following actions:
- the creation of three new urban development strategies in the cities of Sousse (Tunisia), Saida (Lebanon) and Larnaka (Cyprus).
- the creation of a network of cities interested in the construction and implementation of urban sustainable development strategies.
The decentralized management structure of the USUDS project was an example of the sort of networking and cooperation between partner cities the project sought to promote, practices that help cities strengthen their medium- and long-term management capabilities. The project involved sharing of knowledge and practices between cities in order to strengthen the development processes of each city.