City-to-City pairings

City-to-city pairings

Through the IUC programme, cities and regions across Europe have entered into partnerships on sustainable development with counterparts from around the globe. For a full list of city pairings so far, see the table below:

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Country
EU City
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Paired city
Country

Malaga

Jingyue (Changchun)

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Population

569 130

Area

398 km2

Mayor

Francisco De La Torre Prados


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Population

7 674 439

Area

20 604 km2

Mayor

Liu Xin


Topics

Inclusive and sustainable economic growthSafe, inclusive urban developmentSmart cities and regional/urban innovation and competitiveness
Urban mobility

Sustainable Development Goals


Description

Malaga had a demographic increase in the last 50 years, doubling its population between 1960 and 1980. This shift has put pressure on urban infrastructure such as the transport sector, and increasing greenhouse gas emissions. Malaga is still the center and transport hub in the region.

Jingyue zone focuses on such industries as modern services, cultural and high-tech industry, headquarters economy, digital media, automotive and electronics. There are many colleges and universities, scientific research center, etc., which attracts many overseas companies invest and set up factories.

Implementation

In recent years, Malaga has made big improvements when it comes to cycling. The city is promoting the use of bicycles as being eco-friendly, fun, safe and healthy.  This is part of their Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP), which has been in development since 2008 in order to reach new sustainable mobility solutions.