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CooperACTion - ACT in Green
Organisation : CooperACTiva , Italy

CooperACTiva aims to build  a socially and economically sustainable business model based on the heritage district of Centocelle, in order to support the development of the Alessandrino, Centocelle and Torre Spaccata neighborhoods. It aims to ensure, through synergies among the community’s activities, that the district of Centocelle is preserved and that the local community can perceive the area as rich of resources and culture and not as a problem. To facilitate the development of the services, the creation of trust and a sense of community is essential. Hence, the community is the main actor while ensuring that the heritage value is valorized.

Agendas addressed
Urban mobilityGreenfield land and natural spacePublic space
Social inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Apply innovative financing approaches
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Making Women Visible: Walking in Another Nicosia
Organisation : Center for Gender Equality and History , Cyprus

The goal is to make social and material interventions into the urban space and landscape of Nicosia, aiming to make women's contribution and history visible. Initially, a series of alternative historical walks take place in the city, focusing on women's (in)visibility in the urban landscape. The walks are free and operate as means of a structured dialogue between the team and the participants–coming from different groups living in the city–aiming to construct a plan for interventions and strategically implement them. The aim is to transform the urban space, from a space of women's devaluation into a space of fair recognition.

Agendas addressed
Public spaceSocial inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
Open Air Theatre of Tirana (Amphitheatre)
City/Region : Tirana , Albania

The Open air Theatre is located within the lungs of the city, in the Grand Lake of Tirana. 400 Artists performed during its opening event in 2018, in turn transforming this public space into one of the most important socio-cultural engines of the city.

Build in 1973, concepted from the first Albanian woman architect Valentina Pistoli in 1957, it was left to deteriorate after the 90s. The old amphitheatre was restored, and so were the memories of citizens. “We don't just make infrastructure, bricks, concrete, lighting, we actually build a stage for memories in this city,” says Mayor Erion Veliaj.

Agendas addressed
Public spaceSocial inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Capitalise on local economy and production
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
Fore fronting innovative and sustainable buildings and city development
City/Region : Drammen municipality , Norway

The application is based on Drammen municipality’s effort/initiative to produce sustainable municipal buildings, and zero emission neighbourhoods, mainly through the Futurebuilt programme. The Futurebuilt programme is a local Norwegian initiative to support climate-friendly urban development through innovative pilot projects, and to inspire and change practices in both the private and public sector. The pilot projects are set to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport, energy and material consumption by a minimum of 50 percent. Drammen was the first municipality to join Futurebuilt, and as such, is crucial to the start-up of this programme. 

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityClimate change
Public spaceHousingSocial inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
Famagusta Avenue Garage
City/Region : Deryneia Municipality , Cyprus

“Famagusta Avenue Garage” is a bi-communal space in Famagusta avenue in Deryneia Municipality, Cyprus, next to the crossing point between the two sides, to be used from both communities for common actions, innovation, gatherings and events. Formally a car mechanic garage, a local family donated the unused space towards community use. The aim is to make it functional, so as to host as many events as possible and showcase to the greater public the potential and dream of a community space for innovation, trust building, collaboration, creativity, entrepreneurship, dialogue, learning, food & drink, networking and entertainment, knowledge and experience sharing.

Agendas addressed
Public spaceSocial inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
Support of active groups and the integration of weaker citizens into society
City/Region : Dačice , Czech Republic

Our transformative action focuses on the equal access of all citizens - regardless of their age, religious, ethnic  or gender - in city life. We try to engage all groups of population in our city events, first of all active citizens in different voluntary and non – profit groups. Our municipality supports those groups financially, promotionally and provides consultancy as free services. Another part of our action is the integration of weaker, disabled, older or anyway threatened citizens into town society, for example to find work for them or guarantee special social services for them in order to empower them. 

Agendas addressed
Social inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Ensure equal access to municipal services
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
Formigine Smart Ligthing
City/Region : Comune di Formigine , Italy

The transformative action focuses on energy transition, committing to reducing consumption and to digitalization through an overall redevelopment of the entire network of public lighting systems.

The project begun in 2015 and is still in progress according to the innovative Energy Performance Contract (EPC) formula, which provides for the redevelopment and management of public lamps by a private company. The project includes the implementation of a video surveillance system. In this project the technology is at the service of the community and the territory for control and security issues and to enhance the beauty of the city's main points of interest.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityClimate change
Public space
Pathways followed
  • Implement sustainable procurement principles
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
Climate-Smart District – a concept for participatory urban planning
City/Region : Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority , Finland

The concept ‘Climate-Smart District’ presents a large set of concrete participatory measures for shaping low-carbon and climate-resilient urban areas. The concept focuses especially on rail transport station areas, as nodes of sustainable transport and development, but can be applied generally in planning urban areas. The concept offers a three-step path towards the development of climate-smart station areas, including 70 measures in fields of climate change mitigation, resilience, circular economy and social sustainability and health. The measures will be applicable as a participatory web-tool for planners, developers, decisions makers and citizens in urban areas.

Agendas addressed
DecarbonisationUrban mobilityWater resources and air quality
Climate changePublic spaceHousing
Social inclusion and integrationLocal economies and employment
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Nurture a sharing economy
  • Create and close local value chains
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
Circular economy for everyone
City/Region : City of Helsingborg , Sweden

In the city of Helsingborg we are aiming towards circular economy for everyone. Together with citizens, businesses and academia, the city has tested and implemented many different small- and large scale initiatives. Initiatives included in this transformative action are: A quality of life-program, waste collection on demand, an innovative industrial park, turning waste into resources (Vera Park), educating children in 3rd and 5th grade about how to manage a more sustainable lifestyle and a world unique three pipes circular sewer system.

 

Agendas addressed
Water resources and air qualityClimate change
Pathways followed
  • Encourage local private and civic engagement
  • Pursue a shift towards a circular economy
  • Accelerate sustainability and innovation through public procurement
Gdynia sustainable by openness
City/Region : Gdynia/Pomerania , Poland

The aim of the city of Gdynia is to ensure a sustainable development in all areas of its functioning with the necessary inclusion of residents in the decision-making processes, among others by above-standard opening of urban data.

In order to meet these assumptions Gdynia has been focusing on high quality of relations with its inhabitants for many years, recently using modern ICT technologies allowing interaction.

Agendas addressed
Public spaceSocial inclusion and integration
Pathways followed
  • Involve citizens through participatory implementation
  • Promote social innovation supporting inclusion
  • Wisely select and apply smart technologies
  • Guarantee equal access to information & digital services
  • Support open data standards
  • Prepare policies for socio-cultural changes due to innovation
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