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Transitioning towards Urban Resilience and Sustainability

Objective

The “TURaS” project aims to bring together urban communities, researchers, local authorities and SMEs to research, develop, demonstrate and disseminate transition strategies and scenarios to enable European cities and their rural interfaces to build vitally-needed resilience in the face of significant sustainability challenges. To ensure maximum impact, the TURaS project has developed an innovative twinning approach bringing together decision makers in local authorities with SMEs and academics to ensure meaningful results and real change are implemented over the duration of the project. 11 local authorities or local development agencies are involved as partners in the project and they will orient research and development from the outset towards the priority sustainability and resilience challenges facing their cities. 9 leading academic research institutions and 6 SMEs will work with these cities helping them to reduce their urban ecological footprint through proposing new visions, feasiblity strategies, spatial scenarios and guidance tools to help cities address these challenges. The specific challenges addressed in TURaS include: climate change adaptation and mitigation; natural resource shortage and unprecedented urban growth.
Over the five year duration of the project, the feasibility of these new approaches will be tested in selected case study neighbourhoods and new measures to enable adaptive governance, collaborative decision-making, and behavioural change towards resilient and sustainable European cities will be tested. The impact of these new approaches will be measured and results compared between participating cities before a final set of strategies and tools will be developed for demonstration, dissemination and exploitation in other European cities. SMEs are highly involved in all work packages of the project and specific measures have been put in place to ensure the optimal economic impact of the project is achieved.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2011
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 077 748,64
Administrative Contact
Donal Doolan (Mr.)

Participants (32)

UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 652 219,16
Address
University Way 4-6 Docklands Campus
E16 2RD London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chris Anderson (Mr.)
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Margot Ryerse (Mr.)
INSTITUT ZA ARHITEKTURU I URBANIZAM SRBIJE
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 136 140,80
Address
Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra 73 Ii
11000 Beograd
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Miodrag Vujošević (Dr.)
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 193 574
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jens Bang Diekmann-Madsen (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 512 348,40
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bernd Eisenberg (Dr.)
VARNA FREE UNIVERSITY
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 260 880,25
Address
K.k. Chaika
9007 Varna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alexander Slaev (Prof.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 149 298,40
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alma Zavodnik Lamovšek (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 200 838,60
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cinzia Turi (Dr.)
BRUXELLES ENVIRONNEMENT - LEEFMILIEU BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 332 698
Address
Avenue Du Port 86C
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Steven Deman (Mr.)
DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 167 919
Address
Wood Quay Civic Offices
Dublin 8 Dublin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dick Gleeson (Mr.)
LONDON BOROUGH OF BARKING AND DAGENHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 232 900
Address
Wood Lane Civic Center
RM10 7BN Dagenham
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jo Sinclar (Ms.)
BARKING RIVERSIDE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 46 350
Address
Dudley Lane Seaton Burn House
NE13 6BE Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jonathan Speed (Mr.)
ROMA CAPITALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 215 661,20
Address
Piazza Del Campidoglio N. 1
00186 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claudio Baffioni (Mr.)
NDE CONSULTANTS LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 40 258
Address
Station Street Loxley House
NG2 3NG Nottingham
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Neil Horsley (Mr.)
SEVILLA GLOBAL S.A.

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 19 845
Address
Cl Jose Galan Merino Ed Crea
41015 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Beatriz Real (Ms.)
GEMEENTE ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 40 800
Address
Coolsingel 40
3011 AD Rotterdam
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nick Van Barneveld (Mr.)
Verband Region Stuttgart
Germany
EU contribution
€ 90 720
Address
Kronenstrasse 25
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Mattlinger
REGIONALNA RAZVOJNA AGENCIJA - LJUBLJANSKE URBANE REGIJE ZAVOD
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 97 584,80
Address
Tehnoloski Park 19
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Matej Gojcic (Mr.)
STOLICHNA OBSHTINA
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 106 545
Address
Moskovska Str 33
1000 Sofia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yordanka Fandakova (Mrs.)
DERMOT FOLEY LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 116 388
Address
Malpas Street Argus House Blackpitts
8 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dermot Foley (Mr.)
BIOAZUL, SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 138 433,20
Address
Avenida Manuel Agustin Heredia Numero 18, 1-4
29001 Malaga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonia Lorenzo (Ms.)
INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABILITY

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 206 657,95
Address
East Road Can Mezzanine 49-51
N1 6AH London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dennis Moynihan (Mr.)
BIC LAZIO SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 162 225
Address
Via Casilina 3/T
00182 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Guendalina Pecile (Ms.)
EUROPEAN BUSINESS AND INNOVATION CENTRE NETWORK AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 330 842,40
Address
Avenue De Tervuren 168/25
1150 Brussel
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Siobhan Mcquaid (Ms.)
CLIMATE ALLIANCE - KLIMA-BUENDNIS - ALIANZA DEL CLIMA e.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 119 537,50
Address
Galvanistrasse 28
60486 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ulrike Janssen (Ms.)
PRACSIS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 316 800
Address
Place Communale D'audergem 8
1160 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bernhard Von Mach (Mr.)
HELIX PFLANZEN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 216 840
Address
Ludwigsburger Strasse 82
70806 Kornwestheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans Müller (Mr.)
FENG CHIA UNIVERSITY ASSOCIATION
Taiwan
Address
Wen Hua Road 100 Xitun
407 Taichung
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jimmy Chou (Mr.)
SKYEYES GPS TECHNOLOGY CO
Taiwan
Address
1St Floor Number 30 Aly 25 Ln 277 Xian Street Xitun District
407 Taichung City
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mei-Lin Yeh
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 111 287,20
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jill Harris
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 457 388,80
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yvonne Kops (Dr.)
EMPRESA MUNICIPAL DE INICIATIVAS Y ACTIVIDADES EMPRESARIALES DE MALAGA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 63 090
Address
Plaza Jesus El Rico 1
29012 Malaga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Isabel Pascaul Villamor (Ms.)