The European Union considers essential to promote sustainable urban development of cities in an integrated manner in order to promote economic, social, environmental and territorial cohesion of the urban dimension.

Municipal Institute for Economic Development and Employment of Cordoba work in developing the strategic plan for sustainable urban development integrated Cordoba presented to the European Union.

The process of dialogue and contrast objectives and lines of action from the IMDEEC started from the beginning of the term with the different units of the City of Cordoba. This dialogue was to explain the nature of this new programming period, the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy, the new approach to urban policy based on the development of comprehensive strategies for sustainable urban development, and the importance of assessing and measuring developed policies.