What classes as a town and what classes as a city is not obvious. Some towns frequently discussed in the media are technically cities; and this also varies country by country. There is more consensus on the idea that many urban areas are ‘left behind.’ Images are conjured of ghostly, dilapidated ex-industrial buildings and a continual gradual depopulation of young working age people. 3S RECIPE examines policy interventions for smart shrinkage solutions (anti-depopulation and mitigation strategies). The project examines which approaches work and which don’t. These insights inform future policy proposals. In this interview, Dr Vlad Mykhnenko, (3S RECIPE’s project coordinator) and Dr Anna Badyina (one of the projects researchers), from the University of Oxford, reflect on their lessons learned.
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