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COMPUTER AIDED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR URBAN RENEWAL.

Objective


TOWNSCOPE was developed to assist the renewal of an urban area as a whole. Rehabilitation with careful use of existing resources and a gentle, step by step approach, involving the local population in the decision structure, is now understood to be an appropriate way of solving urban renewal problems. The computer package produced can be run on a SUN graphic workstation in a UNIX environment.
REPLACEMENT OF WHOLE TOWN DISTRICT, PULLING ALL THE EXISTING BUILDINGS DOWN AND STATING WITH CLEAN STATE IS NOT CONSIDERED ANY MORE TO BE A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM.
TOWN RENEWAL, SPECIALLY IN THE ECONOMIC CRISIS CONTEXT, IS MORE ADAPTED TO THE AVAILABLE MEANS OF ACTION AND TO THE ACTUAL SITUATION. BUT THE USUAL WAY TO ORGANIZE THIS RENEWAL VIA MUNICIPAL SERVICES INVOLVES PROCEDURES THAT HAVE ALWAYS BEEN COMPLICATED AND LENGHTY. THE NEIGHBOURHOOD-ORIENTED ACTION IS A NEW PROCEDURE RELATED AT THE SAME TIME TO URBAN PLANNING AND TO PRIVATE ARCHITECTURE. A MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM COMPRIZING DESIGNERS (PLANNERS AND ARCHITECTS) AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE USERS (MUNICIPALITY AND RESIDENTS) ORGANIZES THE RENEWAL PROCESS AS INTEGRALLY AS POSSIBLE, A DISTRICT AT A TIME. IN ORDER TO FACILITATE THIS ACTION, THE R&D WORK WILL PRODUCE A COMPUTER PACKAGE ALLOWING THE TEAM TO EXPLORE DIFFERENT POSSIBLE RENEWAL STRATEGIES OF URBAN DISTRICTS. THIS PACKAGE IS PROPOSED AS A HIGHLY EFFICIENT INTERFACE BETWEEN ALL THE PEOPLE CONCERNED WIYH THE PROPOSED REHABILITATION ACTION.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE*ULG
Address
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege
Belgium

Participants (5)

Dialogic SA
France
Address
70 Boulevard Magenta
75010 Paris
ETHNOKTIMATIKI SPA
Greece
Address

Athens
Synergia Progetti Srl
Italy
Address

36061 Bassano Del Grappa Vicenza
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
Ireland
Address

Dublin
University of Strachlyde
United Kingdom
Address

Glasgow