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Transformation of neighbourhoods in a child-friendly way to increase the quality of life for all citizens.

Objective

Metamorphosis is on transforming neighbourhoods with a focus on children.
Metamorphosis starts from the premise that when a neighbourhood has many children on its public spaces, this is a major indicator that it is well designed as a sustainable neighbourhood. The word sustainability itself is already inseparably combined with children as it implicates “designed for the next generations”. Thus Metamorphosis will address the challenges of the topic 4.5. from this perspective and will thus:
1. Transform car-oriented neighbourhoods into children-friendly neighbourhoods achieving behavioural change and increase in the quality of life
2. Build the vision needed for such transformations
3. Answer basic research questions related to neighbourhood transformation
4. Achieve creative breakthrough innovations – in development, in design, in governance and in planning procedures – for public spaces in neighbourhoods and urban districts
5. Through the above described mechanisms, develop and implement children friendly mobility solutions
6. Evaluate take-up, involvement, process and impacts using innovative evaluation methodologies
7. Develop and implement innovative transfer instruments to transfer Metamorphosis-innovations from city to city and country to country, also beyond the duration of the project
Children can help to develop positive emotions for the neighbourhood (and this is a key issue, as behaviour and decisions are mostly determined by emotions, and only to a much lesser degree by rational arguments such as cost-benefit). Thus:
- children can easily find a direct way to their parent’s hearts
- to be against children’s needs and demands isn’t socially well accepted
Metamorphosis will include trial implementation cities with completely different neighbourhoods. Each city will participate with up to four different neighbourhoods, selected to have a wide variety: in size, structure, density and diversity.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2016-Two-Stages
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MOBILITAET - Austrian Mobility Research FGM - AMOR Gemeinnutzige GMBH
Address
Schonaugasse 8A/1
8010 Graz
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 690 215

Participants (11)

SYNERGO MOBILITAT-POLITIK-RAUM-GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Grubenstrasse 12
8045 Zürich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMUNE DI MERANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 272 020
Address
Via Portici 192
39012 Merano
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
STICHTING BREDA UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 256 967,50
Address
Mgr. Hopmansstraat 1
4817 JT Breda
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOUTHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 226 725
Address
Civic Centre
SO14 7LT Southampton
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 276 487,50
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MUNICIPALITY OF ALBA IULIA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 133 065
Address
Calea Motilor 5 A
510134 Alba Iulia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
OEKOINSTITUT SUEDTIROL/ALTO ADIGE-ISTITUTO PER UNO SVILUPPO ECOLOGICOE SOCIALE COOPERATIVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 159 325
Address
Via Talvera 2
39100 Bolzano
Activity type
Other
LANDESHAUPTSTADT MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 298 490
Address
Burgstrasse 4
80331 Muenchen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 226 205
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LENDWIRBEL - VEREIN FUR NACHBARSCHAFTLICHE STADTENTWICKLUNG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 164 987,50
Address
Wiener Strasse 98
8020 Graz
Activity type
Other
GEMEENTE TILBURG
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 245 517,50
Address
Stadhuisplein 130
5038 TC Tilburg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)