Project name PopUpCities-tactical urbanism--"low budget action for long-term change”
Objective Objective 3.3
Priority Natural and cultural resources
Aim Environment problems:

The most concerning are the quality of air, noise, waste, traffic burden, too little greenery (focus on this 5 environmental problems in our project)
Quality of air and noise: Motor vehicles are a major source of air pollution and noise in our urban environment.
Waste: Consumer and human lifestyles
Trafic burden: dominant use of the car and a dramatic reduction in walking and cycling,
Green and pleasant: too little green spaces, quiet streets, green streets, recreational parks, quiet places-- they are important for relaxation, health and sport, nature watching and social activities. Open areas and green parks are important building blocks for promoting quality of life in urban environments.

"Tactical urbanism" is a low cost - change approach to the urban environment that can act as a pop-up solution for Central cities environment-- short-term action for long-term change where (low risk / high reward) urban change can happen.
The notion of tactical urbanism as a bottom-up process starts with the initiative of public participants, not through following official protocol. Bottom-up approaches like tactical urbanism supplement top-down mechanisms for strengthen inventions as they exit in contexts that support testing to give broader influence.
Small-scale, progressive, and sometimes temporary interventions contemplated to propagate by sharing idea through social media that has emanated as inhabitants local planning departments, in addition to developers, where financial resources and unconstrained work for conventional development are accepted for local communities' development.
Tactical urbanism gives the chance to test new concepts before making essential financial or political obligation by a multitude of local actors
Tactical Urbanism can play a important role in improving the liveability of cities.

1. Development and implementation/integration of urban management (integrate all aspects of urban development, environmental management (green urban areas and quiet places) and tactical urban planning concepts in the cities.
2. Enhanced governance in the cities and involving citizens in to make them more liveable places (stakeholder engagement and endorsement process of public, private partners and citizens).
Through the EU's general environmental legislation, working to ensure that European citizens enjoy cities with clean air and water, avoiding exposure to excessive noise and cities that deal properly with waste, and that protect their nature and biodiversity, and promote better green infrastructure.

The design, planning and development of cities should be a cultural exercise as well as a technical one.

You know large-scale changes can be difficult to launch. That's why "pop-up" demonstration projects — temporary bike lanes, protected intersections, crosswalks, parklets, sidewalk cafes, plazas, benches, street trees and more — are such valuable tools. They are “short-term action for long-term change” and they push reclaim car-designated zones in urban areas for pedestrian use.

The challenges:
• Quality of life problems – rapid urbanization leads to solutions that deteriorate quality of life of people
• Environmental problems – the urbanization process - if not managed carefully – leads to various environmental problems, including air pollution, noise pollution, water drainage difficulties (increasing concrete surfaces, decreasing green areas lead to drainage difficulties of rainwater)
• Social isolation – people in cities become socially isolated, they have limited social life
• Broken public planning – residents are asked to react (accept) proposals they often don’t understand (like a large scale investment in road development) instead of actively involving them in incremental changes on neighbourhood level
• Scarcity of resources – increasing urban needs cannot be met by the resources the city has

Results Improving the quality of the urban planning concepts (integration of urban strategies, environmental management (focus on tactical urbanism) and maximise the city's attractiveness as a centre for business, investment, tourism and living. Involving citizens in urban planning helps ensure sustainable economic development and plays a vital role in providing well-planned cities

• Learn the background, theory and benefits of tactical urbanism, training
• Test tactical urbanism solutions in their cities-small pilots
• Share their experiences with their partners
• Prepare policy proposals based on the experiments and disseminate results
Cost around 2 mil.
Duration 36 months
Partners involved Knowledge provider from Italy, Slovenia, Hungary and Poland.
Cities from Italy, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia,
Partners requested Cities (also cities development agencies, urban agencies) and Municipalities from Austria, Germany, Poland, Chech Republic.
Innovation To improve urban environment management planning (to revitalize cities with the integrated innovated approaches with tactical urbanism) of functional urban areas to make them more liveable places. Organizing this cooperation (environmental urban management and urban planning) is a key focus of urban initiatives to maximise the city's attractiveness as a centre for business, investment, tourism and living. Integrated concept of urban development, environmental management and tactical urbanism concepts reflect modern lifestyles.
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