case studies list for urban planning

  •  environment

Lahti Energy Choice: supporting citizens’ choices for more energy efficient buildings

The project ‘Energy Choice’, was launched by the city of Lahti in 2016 to encourage citizens to renovate their properties through providing information on the potential financial and CO2 savings as a result of adopting energy-efficient solutions.

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case study date : 11-05-2020

  •  environment

Mur|Mur : Retrofitting private buildings to reduce energy consumption

Mur|Mur is a major private housing renovation scheme developed by Grenoble Metropole. The first campaign aimed at reducing energy consumption through the retrofitting of condominiums built between 1945 and 1975. 4,467 dwellings in 84 condominiums were renovated, and in total 173 condominiums benefited from tailored support because of Mur|Mur from 2010 to 2014. The renovations resulted in 5,200 tonnes of saved CO2 emissions, which translates to savings of €135-250 per year.

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case study date : 11-05-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Lyon- Let there be light! Cultural heritage and light management

Lyon has for a long time an outstanding relationship with light as an urban issue and tool. The city of Lyon realised in the early 1990s that it could amplify its cultural and heritage offer by working with the medium that brings that culture to people, and since then Lyon has been at the forefront of cities experimenting with light. Light has changed the image of the city, increased its attractiveness and transformed its nocturnal landscape over the years.

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case study date : 12-03-2020

  •  cooperation

Antwerp - The Big Link

In 2016 Antwerp introduced innovative governance methods to overcome public opposition to a ring road extension project. The resulting co-created plan to cover over the road not only resolves citizens’ main objection by reducing pollution from the motorway. It also creates new green spaces for communities and a more cohesive and connected city.

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case study date : 11-10-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  mobility

Munich - urban update Pasing

Munich has adopted an urban renewal process focussing on cooperation and integration to transform the district of Pasing. By bringing together public and private stakeholders and funding, the city has succeeded in unifying old and new areas and transport infrastructures to create a healthy, interconnected district fit for the future.

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case study date : 11-10-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Bologna - It's a living lab!

The University of Bologna, situated in the historic centre of the city, is one of the oldest in Europe. This provides many opportunities but is also challenging as different communities (students, residents, tourists, business owners) are crossing paths without always understanding each other.

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case study date : 15-07-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Cluj-Napoca - Imagine the future of the city!

Over the last 10 years, Cluj- Napoca has been the only growing city in Romania. As a natural consequence, the city’s cultural life has been constantly evolving, a process also driven by the European Youth Capital title given in 2015 and the candidature to the European Capital of Culture for 2021.

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case study date : 15-07-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Eindhoven - Tailor-made district for cooperative development

Wealthy in industrial heritage, Eindhoven, in cooperation with builders and private enterprise, has established a system of revitalisation of industrial heritage areas to increase city attractiveness. These resources have allowed the city to implement community building and identity building among citizens in the NRE-area, where the former gasworks of Eindhoven were located. The redevelopment of this area is now managed in an organic way, with as little legislation as possible, and in...

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case study date : 15-07-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Liverpool - Adaptive sustainable reuse linked to participatory approaches

Home to 552,000 inhabitants, Liverpool was deeply affected by the decline of manufacturing and port related industries in the 1970s and 80s. Today, Liverpool is cited as one of the most successful examples of European RIS3 funded regeneration.

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case study date : 15-07-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Turin - Space for ideas to breathe

If you have an idea for a social or cultural event in Turin, there is space for you to make it a reality. That space is Casa del Quartiere di San Salvario, a laboratory involving associations, citizens and artistic and cultural operators. It is one of a network of eight social and cultural centres, the ‘Rete delle Case del Quartiere’ of Turin.

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case study date : 15-07-2019