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PopUpUrbanSpaces

Project overview

Facilitating Shift Towards Active Forms of Mobility by Changing the Attitude and Travel Behaviour of Residents Through the Use of Green, Low-cost Tactical Urbanism and Placemaking Solutions

Mobility in our cities is still dominated by cars. Sustainable options often exist but are underused. A change of user behaviour is needed. The PopUpUrbanSpaces project applies a “show and tell” approach to raise awareness on the issue. The partners design pop-up interventions to show citizens and policy makers what it would be like to have streets and public spaces not dominated by cars. And they develop digital campaigning tools to tell citizens about risks of car-oriented urban mobility.

2,29m €

Project Budget

80%

of the Budget is funded by ERDF

Layer 1

7

Countries

9

Regions

10

Partners

1

Pilots

Duration

Start date

End date

Project progress

33%

About the project

To reduce car orientation of cities and trigger a major shift towards sustainable transport, we need to raise the awareness of decision-makers / citizens, to change the travel attitude and travel behaviour of people. In the heart of our approach is the concept of “Show and Tell”: a) the project enables cities to apply innovative methods based on tactical urbanism/placemaking/tactical transit practices to SHOW citizens (and decision-makers) through pop-up interventions what it would be like to have streets, parks, public spaces not dominated by cars. b) the project develops innovative digital campaigning tools/methods to TELL (explain) people the risks of car-oriented urban mobility. The term tactical urbanism (pop-up urbanism, DIY urbanism, guerrilla urbanism) describes temporary, low-cost interventions, aimed at improving local neighbourhoods, experimenting with new solutions to specific challenges. Using temporary solutions enables local actors to test new (often innovative) solutions to local challenges before making massive financial commitments and irreversible changes. Placemaking is a holistic approach to the planning, design, “making” and management of public places. It is aimed at making public places that are attractive for people. Tactical transit applies to the technique of using temporary methods to increase the efficiency of transport and enhance passenger experience.

Project partnership

Project partners

Slovenija (SI)

Lead partner

Municipality of Kamnik

Department of development and investments – European projects office
Address
Glavni trg 24
1240 Kamnik
Country
Slovenia (SI)
Web
https://www.kamnik.si/

Project partner

Address
Trg bana J. Jelačića 17
42000 Varaždin
Country
Croatia (HR)
Web
www.dan.hr
Total partner budget
190,378 €
Urban and Rural Development Planning Unit
Address
Cieszyńska 2
30-015 Kraków
Country
Poland (PL)
Web
http://irmir.pl/
Total partner budget
179,200 €
Address
Pihenő 35.
6728 Szeged
Country
Hungary (HU)
Web
https://emfie.eu/
Total partner budget
210,000 €
Address
Tržaška 2
1000 Ljubljana
Country
Slovenia (SI)
Web
www.ipop.si
Total partner budget
210,000 €
Environment dept
Address
Via Marconi 121
44122 Ferrara
Country
Italy (IT)
Web
www.comune.fe.it
Total partner budget
192,617 €
Regional Development and International Cooperation Department
Address
Chopina Street 51
35-959 Rzeszów
Country
Poland (PL)
Web
www.rarr.rzeszow.pl
Total partner budget
194,600 €
Address
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30
3500 Krems
Country
Austria (AT)
Web
www.donau-uni.ac.at
Total partner budget
280,000 €
World Heritage Office
Address
Untere Mühlbrücke 5
96047 Bamberg
Country
Germany (DE)
Web
https://welterbe.bamberg.de/en/
Total partner budget
198,834 €
Address
Kossuth Square 1
4400 Nyíregyháza
Country
Hungary (HU)
Web
www.nyiregyhaza.hu
Total partner budget
247,765 €

Roadmap

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Specific problem

A key challenge that hinders making urban mobility systems in Central Europe more sustainable (that would necessitate the drastic reduction of car use) is that most people are not willing to abandon cars and shift to a combination of public transport, micro-mobility, and active forms of transport (walking and cycling). Key facts of this challenge:

2

Main objective

To enable the public sector and related entities in cities functional urban areas to encourage changes in the travel behaviour of citizens and to trigger shifts towards smart and sustainable forms of urban mobility by actively involving citizens in testing innovative green approaches as well as digital technologies, using tactical urbanism approaches.

3

Our approach #1 - Tactical urbanism

The term tactical urbanism (pop-up urbanism, DIY urbanism, guerrilla urbanism) describes temporary, low-cost interventions, aimed at improving local neighbourhoods, experimenting with new solutions to specific challenges. Using temporary solutions enables local actors to test new (often innovative) solutions to local challenges before making massive financial commitments and irreversible changes.

4

Our approach #2 - Placemaking

Placemaking is a holistic approach to the planning, design, “making” and management of public places. It is aimed at making public places that are attractive for people. Tactical transit applies to the technique of using temporary methods to increase the efficiency of transport and enhance passenger experience

News

PopUpUrbanSpaces eNewsletter Issue1 is available

P2 Green

NEWS

17.12.2023

PopUpUrbanSpaces eNewsletter Issue1 is available

We are happy to inform all of our followers, that our second eNewsletter is available.

Baseline Study is available

P2 Green

NEWS

12.10.2023

Baseline Study is available

We are happy to inform you that our first delivarable is ready to download, read and use!

Good Practice Catalogue is available

P2 Green

NEWS

12.10.2023

Good Practice Catalogue is available

We are happy to inform you that our second delivarable is ready to download, read and use!

Our 2nd SC meeting is on

P2 Green

NEWS

02.10.2023

Our 2nd SC meeting is on

Project partners arrived to Ferrara, Italy

PopUpUrbanSpaces eNewsletter Issue1 is available

P2 Green

NEWS

29.09.2023

PopUpUrbanSpaces eNewsletter Issue1 is available

We are happy to inform all of our followers, that our first eNewsletter is available.

Events

2nd SC meeting in Ferrara

P2 Green

EVENT

In Person

03 - 04.10.2023

2nd SC meeting in Ferrara

Kick-off meeting in Nyiregyhaza

P2 Green

EVENT

Hungary

In Person

27 - 28.06.2023

Kick-off meeting in Nyiregyhaza

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Project Contacts

Project Manager

Katja Kunstelj
Phone: 00386 1 8318247

Finance Manager

DANILO ČEH
Phone: +38640756145

Communication Manager

Miklos Lukovics
Phone: 0036 30 339 8877