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
Link
Paired city
Country

Barcelona

New York City

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Population

1 620 809

Area

101.4 km2

Mayor

Ada Colau Ballano


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Population

8 175 133

Area

1 213.4 km2

Mayor

Bill de Blasio


Topics

HousingInclusion of migrants and refugeesInclusive and sustainable economic growth
Smart cities and regional/urban innovation and competitiveness

Sustainable Development Goals


Description

The Spanish city of Barcelona is partnered with the US city of New York to work on access to affordable housing through community land trusts, housing finance, disposition of city assets and development of modular housing.

Implementation

Representatives from NYC and Barcelona attended Intersections 2019 Conference. This conference provided further knowledge about community land trusts and the implementation in different contexts, and provided networking opportunities with other experts.

Chief Operating Officer and Acting President at the NYC Housing Development Cooperation will travel to Barcelona to provide technical assistance so they can create a strategy on how to implement bond financing and other financial models in Barcelona.