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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

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Strasse Des 17. Juni 152, Sekr. A30
10623 Berlin

Germany

Participants (10)

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ARCHITECT FLORIAN HAYDN

Austria

ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE "CITTA, PAESAGGIO, ARCHEOLOGIA"

Italy

BEZIRKSAMT FRIEDRICHSHAIN VON BERLIN

Germany

DEADLINE, GRIFFIN JUERGENS GBR

Germany

HELSINKI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Finland

MAGISTRAT DER STADT WIEN

Austria

NEXUS - INSTITUT FUER KOOPERATIONSMANAGEMENT UND INTERDISZIPLINAERE FORSCHUNG

Germany

STAADSDEEL AMSTERDAM-NOORD

Netherlands

STEFAN TISCHER LANDSCHAFTSARCHITEKT

Germany

UNIVERSITEIT NIJENRODE

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK4-CT-2000-00019

  • Start date

    1 April 2001

  • End date

    31 May 2003

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 483 587

  • EU contribution

    € 1 128 725

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Germany