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Commercial Local Urban District Programme

Objective

The proposal is based on a research project integrated with a higher education agenda finalized to explore a new approach in delivering and implementing integrated urban policies and programmes. The proposal intends to explore the potential of a new tool for renovating degraded public spaces and improving the attractiveness and accessibility of deprived urban areas by focusing on the high potential of local commercial activities. The exploration is oriented to the implementation of an innovative tools: CLUDs, Commercial Local Urban Districts, aimed at emphasizing the strategic role of small retails -handcraft and typical food- in reinforcing the sense of community, reducing transportation costs and contributing to the creation of attractive urban environment, thus producing increase of private investments. The CLUDs are designated areas, reflecting the rationale of Economic Opportunity Zones. In particular, the thematic specification of the CLUDs is related to local small retail associations that can be occurred on typical local production. The implementation of the programme is based on a networking of four EU universities (Reggio Calabria, Salford, Aalto, Rome) and two USA universities (Boston and San Diego), which all hold the leading positions in planning education, training and research in their countries. Partners will exchange staff members, early stage and Experienced researchers, around yearly seminars/meetings, workshops, and a final international symposium. The core of this network activity regards: Joint research and training activities on two main topics - public/private partnership (PPP) and urban regeneration; an international symposium on PPP in urban regeneration process. The expected result is to bring together an international and interdisciplinary group of research team for the purpose of forming an excellent centre of synergy in research and innovation transfer in the field of PPP applied to urban regeneration actions and policies.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IRSES
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Funding Scheme

MC-IRSES - International research staff exchange scheme (IRSES)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI MEDITERRANEA DI REGGIO CALABRIA
Address
Via Salita Melissari Feo Di Vito
89124 Reggio Calabria
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 218 400
Administrative Contact
Carmelina Bevilacqua (Prof.)

Participants (4)

THE UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 142 800
Address
The Crescent 43
M5 4WT Salford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ali Parsa (Prof.)
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 134 400
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christer Bengs (Dr.)
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET

Participation ended

Sweden
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christer Bengs (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 142 800
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bruno Monardo (Prof.)