|EU Project||Active Public Space (2015-2017)|
|Description||Active Public Space (APS) is an initiative focused in the transformation of city public spaces into active and dynamic ones by fostering people interaction with flows of energy, materials, services and finances in order to catalyse sustainable economic development, resilience and high quality of life.|
|EU Call||Creative Europe Programme|
|Total Funding||200,000 €|
|IAAC Department||Advanced Architecture Group|
Centre for Central European Architecture (CZ), Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien (AT)
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IAAC, in partnership with the Centre for Central European Architecture in Prague and the University of Applied Arts Vienna, is coordinating the project Active Public Space, launched within the framework of the Creative Europe Programme.Europe’s towns and cities today face major challenges: demographic change and its implications for urban sprawl, environmental issues and climate change mitigation, maintaining social cohesion and the protection and development of architectural and cultural heritage.
By means of sustainable urban development, as a response to these challenges, Architecture can play an integrating and innovative role. In parallel, over the last years, the concept of Smart Cities as well as the application of Smart Urban Technologies have emerged as an outstanding contribution to the sustainable development of European cities. It is this important challenge in the conjunction of architecture, urban planning and smart urban technologies, which compels us to develop Active Public Space project.