Liveable neighbourhoods & city districts
Urban quality of life depends on many factors. A liveable city is a "city of short distances", which means that different services, including health care, leisure and education, can be reached within walking distance, by bike or by means of public transport. Despite increasing urban density, attractive public spaces and green areas should meet the different needs of local residents, allowing people to shape their immediate living environment.
- establishment of city district management centres and neighbourhood centres as a low-threshold place for information and participatory activities as well as a local hub between residents, companies and other organisations, city administration and property developers.
- temporary use of space as a planning strategy for cooperative urban development: potential analysis, demand surveys and implementation, including management of the so-called „precaria“ (a form of land tenure in which a petitioner receives a property for a specific amount of time without any change of ownership)
- public space and urban green: Awareness-rising activities on the importance and different functions of public spaces and urban green; potential analyses and demand surveys; cooperative development and implementation of the green infrastructure
- liveable ground-floor spaces: demand surveys, overall development plan (thematic zoning, rent subsidy models), coordination and mediation between potential users, owners and city administration