Project: Synergetic Cities for Europe

Acronym SYNCITY (Reference Number: 17158996)
Duration 01/01/2019 - 30/06/2021
Project Topic The city of tomorrow needs enduring participatory processes involving all relevant stakeholders, push innovative competence and operate within the paradigm of sustainability. This is the starting point for the project SYNCITY. How to build up processes and structures among the relevant stakeholder groups that allow for synergies, creative sustainable solutions and positive change for the co-living in an urban community? This question becomes even more important in case of conflicting interests and uncertainties, both typical for urban planning processes. In line with SDG 11 'Sustainable Cities and Communities', SYNCITY shows how urban transformation projects, especially in deprived areas with highly diverse communities, can reach high acceptance by dwellers and have positive consequences for the urban society as such, the economy and the overall co-living in the city. Often activities with a potential for positive change lack comprehensive and coordinated stakeholder integration which is a precondition for desirable sustainable change. The SYNCITY case study in the neighbourhood Cureghem, located in central Brussels, Belgium, develops a methodology for urban transformation processes, presenting three feasible proposals for future larger scale urban transformation projects on the long run, and a toolbox for European municipalities to better implement integrative urban transformation processes in the future.
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Network JPI Urban Europe
Call Making Cities Work

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 OIKODROM – Vienna Institute for Urban Sustainability Coordinator Austria
2 OIKOPLUS Partner Austria
3 Abattoir sa Partner Belgium
4 Strateco Partner Austria
5 Université libre de Bruxelles - IGEAT (GAG) Partner Belgium
6 Université libre de Bruxelles - LoUIsE - Laboratory on Urbanism, Infrastructure and Ecologies Partner Belgium
7 Municipality of Anderlecht Partner Belgium
8 Inter-environnement Bruxelles Partner Belgium