To systematically implement an innovative NBS-based urban planning methodology, based on the Blue Green Solutions (BGS) paradigm which is designed to create spatial and functional conditions that will enhance not only the Public Health and Well Being of citizens but also the urban metabolism, the social cohesion and the resilience of cities to Climate Change (CC) and natural disasters.
To build an intervention-aimed liveability model rooted in community needs and engaging community diverse potentials. We will follow a three-pronged approach: 1) ensuring the relevance of interventions to specific communities’ needs and preferences; 2) reflecting residents/users’ voice in the planning process; 3) consolidating the sustainability of project outcomes by fostering a sense of ownership among citizens/users.
To design and implement the euPOLIS platform to support and enhance participatory processes (under STO-2) in re-designing and transforming public spaces, while promoting new governance (reconsidering the jurisdictions and functions in cities and the actual needs of the citizens – multi-level co-governance/co-ownership) and new financing models (including crowdfunding).
To design and implement customised spatial solutions for each case study (Front Runner -FR- cities of Belgrade, Lodz, Piraeus and Gladsaxe) and then monitor and assess their impact regarding Public Health and Well Being , as well as social and environmental results. A mixed-method approach will be utilised, which combines traditional questionnaires, ethnographies and interviews with quantitative data collected through wearable devices, behavioral games and mobile questionnaires. Remote sensing and sensor networks will be used to monitor microclimate, biodiversity, pollution, Urban Heat Island (UHI), etc.
To replicate the advantages of euPOLIS innovations via mentoring and coaching of the project follower cities i.e. Palermo, Limassol, Trebinje, Bogotá (Colombia) and Fengxi New City (China).
To establish long-term data platforms securing open, consistent data points about the impacts of the deployed approaches, mainly regarding Public Health and Well Being , and ensure interoperability with other relevant data infrastructures for effective public consultation, exchange and sharing of practices/experiences.
To identify sound business models, replicable to other markets and develop new resources activation techniques. This will support a gradual transition to a leading market position for the euPOLIS paradigm.
To widely and effectively communicate and disseminate project results to various audiences through targeted activities, clustering with related projects and initiatives, aiming to spread the euPOLIS concept.