Title: Urban Audit Web Site 
Resource Type: web links 
Producers or distributor Directorate-General for Regional Policy at the European Commission 
Other producers or distributors: In cooperation with EUROSTAT and the national statistical offices of the 25 current Member States plus Bulgaria and Romania 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Web link for product information: http://www.urbanaudit.org/  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Brownfields
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Economic
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Environmental
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Social
 
Short description: The Urban Audit collects information on the living conditions in 258 large and medium-sized cities within the European Union and the candidate countries (EU27). The Urban Audit builds upon the success of the Urban Audit Pilot Project (1997-2000) which demonstrated that the collection of comparable urban statistics across the EU was feasible and useful. One of the main goals of the Urban Audit is to allow mayors and other locally elected officials to compare their city directly with other cities in Europe. Such comparisons can facilitate the exchange of experience and improve the quality of local urban policies. 
Link to News Items(s):   Europe - Urban Audit provides key indicators on the quality of life in 258 European cities
Europe - Urban Audit provides key indicators on the quality of life in 258 European cities
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 21/12/2005