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  • Metropolitan urban area characterized by unbalanced economic structure, high unemployment and inequalities with the need for strategic planning and decision making of city-region issues. Type of location: Metropolitan Area of Athens.
  • Metropolitan urban area with high unemployment and only moderate growth due to low investments of the private sector, inability to exploit a potential gate and service hub role, and insufficient infrastructure. Type of location: Metropolitan Area of Thessaloniki.
  • Centrally located (city-)region with low economic profile hit by economic crisis. Intermediate type of location: City-conurbation of Volos in the region of Thessalia.
  • De-industrialisation and restructuring needs in a peripheral region with once strong regional economy. Rural type of location: The Region of Dytiki Makedonia.
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