ESPON is inviting bids for seven new applied research projects, including one on comparing the spatial planning systems across Europe.
The ESPON programme gets going again with a seminar in Luxembourg in December focusing on refugee migration.
A new bridge in Portland, Oregon carries pedestrians, cyclists, buses, trams and light rail metro - but no cars or trucks.
The European Council of Spatial Planners is inviting nominations from cities interested in hosting the 12th Biennial of European Towns and Town Planning in 2017. this year's event will be held in Dublin in October.
Despite the pace of urbanization and the economic importance of cities, many leading politicians in Africa are still focused on rural areas.