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EYES HEARTS HANDS Urban Revolution

Project description

A sustainable, inclusive and aesthetically beautiful urban revolution

We want European cities to comply with the zero-emissions goal and the sustainability action plans. However, they often face vulnerabilities and challenges: social, economic or cultural segregation, degradation in historical centres, and areas facing energy poverty. To address these issues, the EU-funded EHHUR project will engage citizens and businesses. It will draw from good practices and benefit from the New European Bauhaus initiative and EU Missions principles. Moreover, it will help transform the architectural environment, reducing energy poverty and inequalities. EHHUR will take place in seven Lighthouses across Europe (DK, EL, BE, PT, TR, HR, IT) using architectural design, new technologies and support to protect heritage and local cultures. It will provide creative co-designing to demonstrate the best solutions with optimal financing.


Cities need support to implement their Sustainable Action Plans in line with the ambitious and stringent regulations towards a zero carbon Europe. The EYES HEARTS HANDS Urban Revolution (EHHUR) project will develop and test a co-designed methodological structure to support cities in their built environment transformation by using already existing good practices and complementing them with the New European Bauhaus and EU Missions principles. 7 Lighthouse demonstrators will be involved across EU and Associated countries (DK, EL, BE, PT, TK, HR, IT).
EHHUR will tackle socio-economic and cultural challenges through relevant case studies facing social segregation, vulnerable residents (experiencing energy poverty), coal transition, depopulated and degraded historic centres.
EHHUR relies on engagement and co-design as the “backbone” of its methodology, by deploying a set of tailored social innovation activities aimed not only to engage, but also to commit the participation of relevant urban players at multiple and multidisciplinary levels (technology co-design, co-financing, aesthetic co-creation). The EHHUR new integrated methodology will cover innovative i) engagement practices to transform citizens into active players of their future urban transformation and empower them in the decision-making process, ii) financing schemes involving local businesses and citizens, iii) digital and green technologies, iv) architectural design and materials to meet climate change and sustainability challenges while respecting heritage and cultural eco-systems, v) arts and creative co-design in third sector buildings and public areas. The diversified experiences of the LH demonstrators will provide a variety of good practices and guidelines for future replication. Future adopters will benefit from a DSS tool, supported by a capacity building programme, that offers the ideal mix of best technical solutions, optimal financing schemes and engagement tools and social innovation practice.


Net EU contribution
€ 623 125,00
16129 Genova

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Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 623 125,00

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