Welcome to the autumn 2016 edition of Panorama. Our main feature in this issue looks at the EU Urban Agenda, as established by the Amsterdam Pact agreed during the summer. We examine how it plans to improve life for city dwellers across the EU. We also take a look at how the Commission’s new package of measures to promote the circular economy will help reduce waste and encourage sustainability. This time, our in-depth coverage of one European region features Puglia in Italy, and includes an interview with the region's president and a selection of recent successful projects. In addition, we... consider developments in smart specialisation strategies, while the ‘In Your Own Words’ section gives the floor to stakeholders from Finland, France, Germany, Portugal and Sweden. Our projects section features contributions from the Baltic Region and Greece while the expanded project feature goes into more details about a green mobility solution in the Netherlands.