case studies list for urban planning

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Lyon Urban Heritage Observatory

Since 1998, the historic part of Lyon has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The listing was a recognition of urban and architectural heritage exceptional value and has led institutional actors to commit themselves in the preservation and enhancement of Lyon cultural heritage: Listing is not a privilege or a first prize, but a responsibility towards the inhabitants and the visitors. The Urban Heritage Observatory plans to capture and react to living and working changes in the...

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case study date : 21-03-2019

  •  culture

Lisbon Res do Chao

Together with the association Rés do Chão, which develops rehabilitation and urban regeneration projects with the main objective of revitalising and invigorating cities, Lisbon municipality is fostering the reoccupation and rehabilitation of unoccupied ground floors and public spaces in the neighbourhood of Marvila. Residents of the neighbourhood are directly involved in the design of the spaces and activities to take place there once rehabilitated.

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case study date : 18-03-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Athens reinventing the Agora

Athens has faced the challenges inherited from its crisis years – unemployment, brain drain – with creativity and ambition by investing in a bottom-up and collaborative methodology in cultural sectors. The challenges brought by the crisis also sparked new initiatives from citizens and the need for a more effective approach in municipal governance.

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case study date : 14-03-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Bologna - Let's do it together!

In the last 5 years, Bologna has successfully trialled an urban innovation model based on circular subsidiarity and civic collaboration, the ‘collaborative city.’ This means public administrations governing not only on behalf of citizens, but also with citizens, basing their policies on the two concepts of city as commons and citizens as a great source of energy, talent, resources, capabilities and ideas in support of urban regeneration.

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case study date : 14-03-2019

  •  environment

Barcelona's Energy Advice Points. Being cold at home is not normal. Energy is your right.

The Energy Advice Points are a Barcelona City Council service that offers the necessary information, assistance and intervention for people to exercise their energy rights and prevents companies from denying them access to basic utilities.

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case study date : 07-01-2019

  •  environment

Green the roofs of Bonn

The city of Bonn is supporting the development of green roofs with fiscal incentives. Green roofs have lower water outflows than sealed surfaces and have climate adaptation effects.

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case study date : 07-01-2019

  •  environment

The banks of the Haute Deûle, an eco-district along the waterway in Lille

The city of Lille turned the river Deûle into the essential element in the redevelopment of an old 25-hectare industrial site, recognising its social and environmental benefits as well as its key role with respect to climate change adaptation.

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case study date : 07-01-2019

  •  environment

Antwerp's 'Greentool' to measure the environmental and ecological benefits of green areas

Among many other co-benefits, blue-green infrastructures help cities become more resilient to climate change. Antwerp’s ‘Greentool‘ allows urban planners to explore green potential to improve the living environment (heat stress, air quality, etc.) in a specific area or neighbourhood.

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case study date : 24-08-2018

  •  environment

Bratislava's subsidy scheme for the purchase of rainwater management installations

Through its subsidy scheme for the purchase of rainwater management installations, the municipality of Bratislava encourages households to contribute to protecting the city from pluvial floods and property from damage.

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case study date : 24-08-2018

  •  environment

Thessaloniki's bioclimatic upgrade of public spaces

The municipality of Thessaloniki is committed to designing and implementing pilot projects of urban regeneration based on the local bioclimatic characteristics, in order to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

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case study date : 24-08-2018