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Coastal Urban developmenT through the LEnses of Resiliency

Objective

Coastal urban development incorporates a wide range of development activities that are taking place as a result of the water element existing in the fabric of the city. This element may have different forms (i.e. a bay, a river, or a brook) but in almost all cases the surrounding area constitutes what maybe considered as the heart of the city. Every city that incorporates the water-element in its fabric is confronted with the fundamental requirement of developing policies for driving development in the surrounding area, while balancing between: a) economic growth, b) protection of the environmental, and c) safeguarding social cohesion. This requirement is tightly connected with the concept of Urban Resilience, which is the capacity of individuals, communities, businesses and systems within a city to survive, adapt and grow no matter what chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience. In developing policies that add value to the resilience of a city, we shift the existing paradigm of policy making, which is largely based on intuition, towards an evidence-driven approach enabled by big data. Our attention is placed on policies related to the water element. Our basis is the sensing infrastructures installed in the cities offering demographic data, statistical information, sensor readings and user contributed content forming the big data layer. Methods for big data analytics are used to measure the economic activity, assess the environmental impact and evaluate the social consequences. The extracted pieces of evidence are used to inform, advice, monitor, evaluate and revise the decisions made by policy planners. Finally, effective policies are developed dealing with: a) the economic and urban development of Thermaikos Bay, Thessaloniki, b) the transformation of Düden Brook into a recreation and park area, Antalya, c) the development of a Storm Water Plan, Antwerp, and d) the review of the Country Development Plan in the River Lee territory, City of Cork.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-CO-CREATION-2017
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 724 281,25

Participants (16)

DRAXIS ENVIRONMENTAL S.A.
Greece
EU contribution
€ 416 750
Address
Themistokli Sofouli Str 54-56
54655 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET KOBLENZ-LANDAU

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 235 875
Address
Rhabanusstrasse 3
55118 Mainz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROSOC DIGITAL GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 366 875
Address
Feurigstrasse 54
10827 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Sampas Bilisim Ve Iletisim Sistemleri Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S.
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 320 625
Address
Orhan Veli Kanik Cd. No:3 Eryilmaz Plaza K:3
34810 Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 292 500
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 371 375
Address
Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DIMOKRITIO PANEPISTIMIO THRAKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 317 093,75
Address
Panepistimioupoli Rectorate Building
69100 Komotini
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EMC INFORMATION SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 405 250
Address
Ida Industrial Site
P31 Ovens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 291 250
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
BYRNE LOOBY PARTNERS WATER SERVICES LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 255 000
Address
H5 Centerpoint Business Park, Oak Road, Dublin 12
D12 VW27 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DIMOS THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 163 500
Address
Vasileos Georgiou 1A
54640 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ANTALYA METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 221 250
Address
Karaalioglu Parki B Sehir Bld
07100 Antalya
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
STAD ANTWERPEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 240 000
Address
Grote Markt 1 Stadhuis
2000 Antwerpen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CORK COUNTY COUNCIL
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 244 750
Address
County Hall Carrigrohane Road
T12 R2NC Cork
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 173 750
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AUTORITA' DI BACINO DISTRETTUALE DELLE ALPI ORIENTALI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 40 000
Address
Cannaregio 4314
30121 Venezia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)