Open Resources

By European Commission, JRC


1. ESPON METRO. 2021. The role and future perspectives of Cohesion Policy in the planning of Metropolitan Areas and Cities

2. ESPON. 2021. Lakes – Spatial progress and integrated development opportunities of large lakes in Europe

3. EPSON POLICY BRIEF 2021. Sustainable Urbanisation

4. ESPON DIGIPLAN.2021.Evaluating Spatial Planning Practices with Digital Plan Data

5. ESPON POLICY BRIEF 2021. Reuse of spaces and buildings

6. ESPON FUORE. 2020. Functional Urban Areas and Regions in Europe

7. ESPON POLICY BRIEF 2020. Green infrastructure in urban areas

8. ESPON SUPER 2020. Sustainable Urbanisation and land-use Practices in European Regions

9. ESPON POLICY BRIEF 2019. Digital Innovation in Urban Environments

10. ESPON POLICY BRIEF 2019. Policy brief: Cross-border public services in Europe

11. ESPON POLICY BRIEF 2019: Indicators for Integrated Territorial and Urban Development

12. ESPON MISTA. 2019. Metropolitan Industrial Strategies and Economic Sprawl

13. ESPON COMPASS. 2018. Comparative Analysis of Territorial Governance and Spatial Planning in Europe

14. ESPON. 2018a. The territorial dimension of future policies Policy Brief

15. ESPON. 2018b. Governance, planning and financial tools in support of polycentric development

16. ESPON. 2018c. Indicators for Integrated Territorial and Urban Development

17. ESPON ACTAREA. 2017. Guide to developing soft territorial cooperation

18. ESPON ACTAREA. 2017. Thinking and Planning in Areas of Territorial Cooperation

19. ESPON SPIMA. 2017. Spatial Dynamics and Strategic Planning in Metropolitan Areas

20. ESPON POLICY BRIEF 2016. Polycentric Territorial Structures and Territorial Cooperation

21. ESPON TANGO. 2014. Territorial Approaches for New Governance

22. ESPON POLYCE. 2013. Metropolisation and Polycentric Development in Central Europe (POLYCE)


By other institutions

1. European Committee of Regions 2022. Renovation Wave: guidance for local and regional implementation

2. European Commission (JRC and DG REGIO). 2020.Fioretti, C., Pertoldi, M., Busti, M. and Van Heerden, S. (eds), Handbook of Sustainable Urban Development Strategies, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2020

3. CEMAT. 2017. FUNCTIONAL AREAS IN MEMBER STATES OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE – Interim Report – Preparatory Study for the 17th Session of the Council of Europe Conference of Ministers Responsible for Spatial Planning

4. UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe), Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Case Studies, available at

5. Ministry of Funds and Regional Policy – Central Unit for Private-Public Partnership (PPP), Practical Experiences, available at
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6. Central Unit for PPP – Polish Case Studies in English, available at