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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.
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Coordinator

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Address

Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki

Greece

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 656 250

Participants (14)

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DRAXIS ENVIRONMENTAL S.A.

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 401 250

UNIVERSITAET KOBLENZ-LANDAU

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 409 625

EUROSOC DIGITAL GGMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 361 250

Sampas Bilisim Ve Iletisim Sistemleri Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S.

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 371 250

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 292 500

OULUN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 362 000

DIMOKRITIO PANEPISTIMIO THRAKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 327 250

EMC INFORMATION SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 405 250

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 291 250

BYRNE LOOBY PARTNERS WATER SERVICES LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 255 000

DIMOS THESSALONIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 241 250

ANTALYA METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 221 250

STAD ANTWERPEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 240 000

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 244 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 770469

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.6.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 080 125

  • EU contribution

    € 5 080 125

Coordinated by:

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece