The 6 PLEEC cities
Stoke-on-Trent is due to its history more known as The Potteries. Stoke-on-Trent has a strong industrial history and heritage of producing ceramics. It is also one of the greenest cities in England with around a third of its surface being green space. Stoke-on-Trent is well-connected with surrounding cities. The population is around 250 000 people.
Tartu is the second largest city in Estonia and well known for its university. The University of Tartu was founded in 1632 and is therefore one of the oldest in Northern Europe. Tartu has a strong cultural scene with theatre and festivals. Tartu is a green city and a city of good thoughts. Its history of being a part of the Soviet Union is still visible in many buildings. Today around 100 000 people live in the city.
Santiago de Compostela
The city of Santiago de Compostela has World Heritage status and tourism is very important. Many visitors come to experience the culture of the city with its historic buildings and unique architecture. Each year thousands of pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago end their journey in Santiago de Compostela. The city has a population of around 100 000 people.
The city of Jyväskylä is one of the fastest growing cities in Finland. It is surrounded by the beautiful lake district welcoming visitors to experience Finish nature. It is a popular city for education and almost a fourth of the population in Jyväskylä attends school or university. The population is close to 140 000 people.
Turku is Finland’s oldest city and it was once the capital. Turku har two official languages; finish and swedish. It is a very multicultural city with a popular university. Turku has set a goal to become Finland’s first carbon neutral city. With around 180 000 inhabitants, Turku is one of the biggest cities in Finland.
The city of Eskilstuna in Sweden has a history of being an industrial city with many big industries remaining still today. Eskilstuna wants to cherish its history and be a forerunner in sustainable development. The municipality has invested in sustainable technology for energy production and waste management. Eskilstuna has a population of around 100 000 people.