The USUDS Platform offers a catalogue of resources on different fields which is aimed at providing tools for cities interested in those topics when developing their Strategy.
There is a close relationship between the absence of place (atopy) and the absence of values (anomy). The privatization of public space is one element of the contemporary crisis of values.
The natural space for creation is where people, activities and exchanges are concentrated. Cities must create the conditions for improving the competitiveness of companies and the opportunities to increase the employability of their citizens.
One of the challenges of cities is to ensure the mobility of people, goods, transport and city logistics. Congestion resulting from poor management of mobility can influence development.
The heritage and cultural vitality, the quality of public space and the commercial offer are part of the quality of urban life but also they are key elements of tourist attractiveness.
The Strategic Plan transcends its own writing process and becomes a new way of managing the city that incorporates consultation between the commitments of political representatives and the legitimate objectives of citizens and private agents.
Environmental security is a right that the city should ensure by providing basic urban infrastructure and services (water supply, sewerage, street lighting) and reducing emissions.
The definition and implementation of a technological strategy is not just a technical process, but it is a far-reaching political goal: it improves the city and offers opportunities for improvement for its inhabitants and users.
The articulation of metropolitan areas, the governance of major projects, the dialogue between urban tissue and main infrastructures, the complementarity of cities acting as networks ... are some of the emerging themes of urban strategies.