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Reviving shrinking cities – innovative paths and perspectives towards livability for shrinkingcities 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.
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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET KAISERSLAUTERN

Address

Gottlieb Daimler Strasse
67663 Kaiserslautern

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 505 576,80

Participants (8)

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CAMBRIDGE ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 303 172,56

ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE

France

EU Contribution

€ 549 604,08

SPATIAL FORESIGHT GMBH

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 256 320

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 505 576,80

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 265 619,88

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 475 440,48

UNIWERSYTET IM. ADAMA MICKIEWICZA W POZNANIU

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 227 478,60

UNIVERSIDAD DE GUADALAJARA

Mexico

EU Contribution

€ 217 590,12

Partners (7)

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FRESH Völklingen GMBH

Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.

BERTELSMANN STIFTUNG

Energieagentur Rheinland-Pfalz GmbH

Stichting Nederlands Expertise en Innovatiecentrum Maatschappelijke Effecten Demografische Krimp (Neimed)

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 813803

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2018

  • End date

    30 September 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 306 379,32

  • EU contribution

    € 3 306 379,32

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET KAISERSLAUTERN

Germany