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Urban Planning

In the context of an increasing urban pressure, with more than a quarter of the Europe’s land area covered by built-up areas, the management of city expansion is a key component of any sustainable development policy.


European local and regional authorities have significant responsibilities in the field of urban planning. In particular, they are responsible for the successful implementation, at local and regional levels, of European policies.

Spatial planning and citizen’s quality of life are supported by information stemming from our satellite imagery and the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service (CLMS).