Pegaso Online University has created the School of Urban and Environmental Regeneration, with the aim of training professionals in the field of planning and management actions related to the intervention on the city, the environment and the territory, with particular attention to the issues of sustainability and regeneration. The development of today's cities, with their problems of degraded neighborhoods, under-utilized areas and abandoned buildings, is closely linked to the ability to reinvent the use of space, connecting different interests and opportunities but also involving specialized and diversified skills. There is an increasing demand of these skills, both in the field of professions and in public and private organisations.
On 30. May 2016 an informal meeting of EU Ministers with responsibility for urban affairs took place in Amsterdam, at the initiative of the Dutch Presidency. During this meeting an "Urban Agenda for the EU", also called "Pact of Amsterdam", has been established. The goal is networking and knowledge sharing of city authorities at European level, also to achieve better regulation and the promotion at EU level.