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Reviving shrinking cities – innovative paths and perspectives towards livability for shrinking cities in Europe

Objective

Processes of shrinkage are multidimensional phenomena encompassing cities, parts of cities, or regions that are experiencing a dramatic decline in their economic and social bases. While the causal factors are diverse and complex, the most evident factor in shrinkage is a loss of employment opportunities and out-migration of population. Previous research by the beneficiaries has pointed out that decline is enduring, and shrinkage is most probably jeopardizing the prosperity of European competitiveness. Moreover, experts, who are specifically trained in leadership and management of shrinkage processes, are in short supply throughout Europe.
Through this RE-CITY ETN, new approaches and success factores for shrinking cities will be explored and evaluated.
RE-CITY provides a perspective for the robust and sustainably sound development of shrinking cities, while supporting elements of economic prosperity, liveability, social stability and innovation.
This ETN will develop novel solutions for shrinking cities, and investigate case studies approaches for dealing with shrinking cities in terms of four innovative key themes: conceptualising shrinking smart, governing, greening/right-sizing, and regrowing shrinking cities. On this basis RE-CITY applications will be developed:
a tangible framework of tools and methods including planning instruments.
The RE-CITY ETN aims at training highly skilled experts for the four key themes of shrinking cities noted above, enabling them to act as leaders, mediators, and consultants of change while fostering innovative solutions and perspectives for these areas. These aims will be achieved by a structured training programme to provide expertise to multidisciplanary RE-CITY professionals by means of key scientific skills targeted to the requirements of shrinking cities, and to establish a long-lasting training programme with pioneer solutions for shrinking cities.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT KAISERSLAUTERN
Address
Gottlieb Daimler Strasse
67663 Kaiserslautern
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 662 656,70

Participants (8)

CAMBRIDGE ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
Unit 6, Gwydir Street 25
CB1 2LG Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE
France
EU contribution
€ 549 604,08
Address
45, Rue D'ulm
75230 Paris Cedex 05
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SPATIAL FORESIGHT GMBH
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 256 320
Address
Rue De Luxembourg 7
7330 Heisdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND
Germany
EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
August Schmidt Strasse 4
44227 Dortmund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 475 440,48
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIWERSYTET IM. ADAMA MICKIEWICZA W POZNANIU
Poland
EU contribution
€ 227 478,60
Address
Ul. Henryka Wieniawskiego 1
61712 Poznan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE GUADALAJARA

Participation ended

Mexico
EU contribution
€ 60 441,70
Address
A. Juarez 976 Colonia Centro
44100 Guadalajara Jalisco
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (7)

FRESH Völklingen GMBH
Germany
Address
August-clüsserrath-weg 2
66333 Völklingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.
Japan
Address
1-9-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
1000004 Tokyo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BERTELSMANN STIFTUNG
Germany
Address
Carl Bertelsmann Strasse 256
33311 Gutersloh
Activity type
Other
Energieagentur Rheinland-Pfalz GmbH
Germany
Address
Trippstadter Str 122
67663 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Stichting Nederlands Expertise en Innovatiecentrum Maatschappelijke Effecten Demografische Krimp (Neimed)
Netherlands
Address
Valkenburgerweg 177
6419 AT Heerlen
Activity type
Other
KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
Kent State University
44242 Kent Oh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Other