Based on the current cities reporting within the Urban Audit a selection was made covering all cities in Nordic and Baltic countries, while a selection of the larger cities were made in Germany and in Poland. The selection for Poland (a country with many large cities participating in the Urban Audit) was based on a geographical dimension, and guided by the manageability of the data collection (Poland currently has 69 cities in the Urban Audit).
Eventually, a total of 80 major cities in the Baltic Sea Region weren selected for the monitoring of urban development trends. The following cities were selected:
København, Århus, Odense, Aalborg
Tallinn, Tartu, Narva
Espoo, Helsinki, Tampere, Turku, Oulu, Lahti, Kuopio, Jyväskylä, Vantaa
Berlin, Hamburg, Bremen, Frankfurt (Oder), Wismar, Schwerin, Kiel, Potsdam, Rostock, Flensburg, Lübeck
Rīga, Liepāja, Jelgava, Daugavpils
Vilnius, Kaunas, Panevėžys, Alytus, Klaipėda, Šiauliai
Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger, Kristiansand, Tromsø
Warszawa, Łódź, Kraków, Wrocław, Poznań, Gdańsk, Szczecin, Górnośląski Związek Metropolitalny (Katowice), Olsztyn, Gdynia, Bialystok
Stockholm, Göteborg, Malmö, Jönköping, Umeå, Uppsala, Linköping, Örebro, Västerås, Norrköping, Helsingborg, Lund, Borås
Petrozavodsk, Kaliningrad, Sankt Petersburg, Murmansk, Novgorod, Pskov
Minsk, Vitsyebsk, Mahilyow, Babruysk, Homyel, Brest, Hrodna
More information about cities participating in the Urban Audit programme can be found at the Urban Audit Eurostat website.