The success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development depends on the effective collaboration of all relevant actors. As the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) notes in its report on theterritorial approach to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, cities and regions play a critical role in their implementation and, as such, they should embrace their full potential. Therefore, it is of crucial importance for cities and their officials to make a swift move from theory to practice as part of city development policies and strategies.
The phenomenon of the State of the Teutonic Order in Prussia is discussed in the literature most frequently in the context of what the Order left behind in the cultural landscape, in particular with regard to many spectacular castle architecture and one of the biggest castle systems in Europe.
Turkey’s economic problems began in 2018, when the Turkish economic growth model collapsed. The model involved maintaining high levels of investment financed by ever-increasing foreign debt. Relevant reforms were not introduced despite a temporary improvement in the economic situation in 2019 due to favourable global trends and the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) significantly increasing the interest rate.
The tourism industry is one of the main economic sectors in many European Union Member States. As such, it has a large part to play in maintaining the employment rates. The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is harming the tourism industry. The extent of the losses incurred by this sector will largely depend on how the pandemic develops further and how it is contained, both within the individual Member States and at the EU level.
The past thirty years have brought profound changes in many places in Poland. A city that did great in improving living standards, achieving sustainable development goals, and managing its lands is Rzeszów. In this interview, Adrian Kolano asks Konrad Fijołek, the mayor of Rzeszów, about his accomplishments and plans.