ESPON BEST METROPOLISES: Paris, Berlin, Warsaw (2010-2012)

The objective of the ESPON project "Best Development Conditions in European Metropolises: Paris, Berlin and Warsaw" (BEST METROPOLISES) is to identify factors that determine the development of European metropolitan areas using Paris, Berlin and Warsaw as examples. The diagnosis is to provide data and information to identify trends of metropolitan development as a basis for assessing policy measures, incorporating sustainability into development strategies and implementing these strategies in complex multi-level institutional contexts. The project addresses policies in three thematic fields: (i) living condions and factors that influence the choice of residence, (ii) mobility within the metropolitan region and between the metropolitan region and adjacent municipalities and (iii) governance of metropolitan areas. The final report of the project is available on the ESPON website.