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Strategies for temporary uses - potential for development of urban residual areas in european metropolises (URBAN CATALYSTS)

Objective

Centrally located residual areas are increasingly important to the urban development of European cities. Revitalizing these wastelands is often economically or politically difficult. In spite of this, numerous unplanned uses emerge in these spaces. They often evolve into intensively used public and semi-public spaces, and become the starting point for many new service and media enterprises. The aim of "Urban Catalysts" is to examine strategies for temporary use and to develop instruments and methods that integrate its potential into modern city management and urban design. To this end, the project will develop and deploy an Internet-based communication system that is a marketable planning product for cities or developers interested in exploiting the potential of temporary use in residual urban areas.
All of the objectives set out were achieved. Important new data on how oligotrophic and mesotrophic ecosystems function during different seasonal conditions were collected. These data have been synthesised, where practicval, into models that show how the systems function. Major papers are in preparation and a few already published. In addition 8 Ph.D.s and 6 M.Scs were completed as a result of KEYCOP funding.

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Address
Strasse Des 17. Juni 152, Sekr. A30
10623 Berlin
Germany

Participants (10)

ARCHITECT FLORIAN HAYDN
Austria
Address
Schottenfeldgasse 72/2/5
1070 Wien
ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE "CITTA, PAESAGGIO, ARCHEOLOGIA"
Italy
Address
Vico Belledonne A Chiaia 28
80121 Napoli
BEZIRKSAMT FRIEDRICHSHAIN VON BERLIN
Germany
Address
Frankfurter Allee 35-37
10247 Berlin
DEADLINE, GRIFFIN JUERGENS GBR
Germany
Address
Hessische Strasse 5
10115 Berlin
HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Finland
Address
Luolamiehentie 7
02015 Hut
MAGISTRAT DER STADT WIEN
Austria
Address
Rathaus
1082 Wien
NEXUS - INSTITUT FUER KOOPERATIONSMANAGEMENT UND INTERDISZIPLINAERE FORSCHUNG
Germany
Address
Knesebeckstrasse 1-2
10623 Berlin
STAADSDEEL AMSTERDAM-NOORD
Netherlands
Address
Bikslotermeerplein 2000
1030 BB Amsterdam
STEFAN TISCHER LANDSCHAFTSARCHITEKT
Germany
Address
Auguststrasse 89
10117 Berlin
UNIVERSITEIT NIJENRODE
Netherlands
Address
Europaplein 115
1079 AX Amsterdam