To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:
1. Notes the international trend to evaluate cities on liveability, green and sustainability criteria.
2. Believes that cities and urban areas are a key driver for economic resilience and prosperity.
3. Commends the value of the following objectives and strategies to promote urban renewal and regeneration:
a) access to clean, open space;
b) availability of affordable housing;
c) effective traffic management and the provision of high quality public transport;
d) the development of active transport routes, including the re-designation on some existing routes for cycling and walking;
e) high standards of air quality;
f) investment in the design quality of public and landmark buildings;
g) the involvement of citizens in plans to improve amenities, both on a city-wide and neighbourhood basis; and
h) the centrality of the city-region concept to the regeneration of hinterlands, such as the South Wales Valleys.
Business type: Debate
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 19/01/2017
Decision due: 25 Jan 2017 by Plenary
Lead member: Paul Davies AM