Research has to link urban practices with structural dynamics. Scale-sensitive research links micro- and macro-studies and analyses from different levels of complexity. There are specific urban accommodations of socio-ecological coherence at different scales with its respective, sometimes opposing dynamics. This involves researching multilevel-governance arrangements and the relations and role of institutions (at different scales) in favouring horizontal networks of communication between territorial actors. Studies that emphasize the role and the influence of the city as a linkage between local actors and the broader decisional process at global, European and national level are appreciated.