Cities are centres of industry and innovation while the countryside remains a place for food production and recreation. This image often dominates our understanding of rural and urban areas. breaks with this false dichotomy and stresses inter-connection, interdependence and blending of rural, peri-urban and the urban areas. This website provides you with the latest news and cutting edge research results about rural-urban interactions in Europe.


ROBUST is a European research project involving 24 partners from 11 countries. ROBUST receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 727988.

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