The Project Partners
CITY OF MUNICH - DEPARTMENT OF URBAN PLANNING (MUC) - Leadpartner
Munich is a concentric, very compact city of 1.5 mio. inhabitants, expecting an additional 15% by 2030 (at least). The Department of Urban Planning and Building Regulations is lead partner of the project. Its green and open space planning unit has a long experience in sustainble and balanced (peri-)urban development together with committed local and regional stakeholders. To deal with the present pressure on open spaces, The City of Munich is developing the Munich Open Space 2030 Strategy & Action Plan. LOS_DAMA! will raise the activities to EU-level and reach a new intensity of regional stakeholder engagement. Already committed regional assosiations are: the Munich Metropolitan Region (EMM), the Planning Association of Greater Munich (PV), the associations of Heathland Munich North, Dachauer Moos , Regional Management Munich S-W. Munich is an acitve member of Eurocities and will use this for networking and dissemination.
CITY OF VIENNA (VIE)
The City's responsible department MA18 provides planning and implementation tools ensuring Vienna's innovative development in line with social, economic, ecological requirements. LOS_DAMA! partner is the division Landscape Planning and Open Space. It is responsible for the strategic planning of public green space in Vienna, based on the Urban Development Plan 2025. MA18 is responsible for Vienna's 'Green Belt Initiative' requiring periurban cooperation. According to forecasts, Vienna‘s population will increase from today‘s 1.8 m inhabitants up to 2 m by 2023. The conurbation area, part of Land Lower Austria (NÖ), is growing too. MA18 therefore seeks intensified coordination for the development of new cross-adminstrational border recreation areas. Local cooperation partners are: MA22, MA49, the city districts 21 and 22, the government of Lower Austria (NÖ), and the municipality of Gerasdorf as well as the operating company Marchfeldkanal.
SALZBURG INSTITUTE FOR REGIONAL PLANNING AND HOUSING (SIR)
As a NPO SIR works in the fields of regional and spatial planning, community and regional development, as well as housing and energy research in cooperation with the government of Land Salzburg. SIR is very well linked within the planning community on a regional, national and international level. Already committed local stakeholders and observers for LOS_DAMA! are: City of Salzburg, Regional Association of City of Salzburg and Surrounding Municipalities, Land Salzburg and several individual municipalities. SIR has vast experience in cross-border and transnational projects with municipalities and regions including participation processes and the involvement of stakeholders. With an additional observer, the City of Graz SIR contributes to the wider Alpine city networking activities.
GRENOBLE - ALPES MÉTROPOLE (GAM)
Gathering 49 municipalities and 450,000 inhabitants, GAM is in charge of environmental (agriculture, forestry, natural parks management and biodiversity connectivity scheme) and urban planning (land regulation scheme) policies. GAM has decided to address landscape as a crucial objective in the design of the new metropolitan land regulation scheme. The territory is suffering strong urban pressure, periurban landscape preservation and revitalisation is crucial. The initiative is fostered by the fact that since 2015, the new administrative concept of 'Metropolis' has been established in France with 14 metropolitan cities carrying this status. Important stakeholders are: Conseil d'Architecture d'Urbanisme et de l'Environnement (CAUE) Isère - Exp. Center Envioronment, ADABEL, PNR, and various intermunicipal governments.
UNIVERSITÉ GRENOBLE ALPES (UGA)
UGA, with a vast experience in 117 projects of FP7/H2020, will take part via its PACTE laboratory – Public Policies, Political Action, Territories. This unit with researchers of various fields is part of a consortium of laboratories of Excellency on Innovation & Territories of Mountain areas. It profits from experience in national and EU-programs in strategy and territorial planning (Popsu-Puca, France) for governance of towns and periurban areas (RURBANCE, IIIb-Medoc, Natural Metropolis 2002-04) and about policies and management of territories (MORECO). It will work in close cooperation with the knowledge partners of LOS_DAMA! for the assessment of pilot actions, the synthesis on periurban landscapes as territorial resources for metropoles and a transnational student workshop for knowledge transfer and creative input.
EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITY TÜBINGEN (EKUT)
EKUT is partner with its specialised unit for communicative (landscape) planning and urban and regional development. The key persons working for LOS_DAMA! are experienced in sustainable urban development with experience in various projects such as the evaluation of the Rural Development Plan for Saarland (EAFRD), regional planning for transnational territorial cooperation (INTERREG administration 2006-09), and national model projects in spatial planning MORO (2003-06: transnational / 2017-18: regional landscapes). EKUT provides a link into a vast network of research institutions and will support the project in close cooperation with stakeholders and all research partners.
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH (TUM)
The project is supported by the Chair for Strategic Landscape Planning and Development who gained extensive experience in strategic planning of urban green infrastructure (UGI) from EU FP7 Green Surge (2014-17), GreenInfra (Awarded by the German Nature Conservation Agency, 2016), and the Era-net Biodiversa project URBES (2012-14) on ecosystem services as a tool to enhance multifunctionality of UGI. Another project, EU FP6 PLUREL (2007-2011) emphasised tools and methods for planning and management of sustainable land use systems in peri-urban landscapes. TUM will provide an overview on the state of the art research on the project's topic, assess the project's progress and cooperate with the fellow research partners and observers for a common transnational perspective.
CITY OF TRENT - DEPARTMENT FOR PARKS AND GARDENS (TRENT)
The City of Trent, a territory with more than 117,000 inhabitants, is updating its urban plan and drawing up the landscape plan emphasizing suburban public green and agricultural areas. They shall reconnect the city with the river Adige since the valley floor suffers from urban sprawl and infrastructures of the Brenner axis. Trent is trying out a new cooperative approach and regulation for the treatment and regeneration of common goods that will contribute to a pleasant city-lifestyle and well functioning community. Meanwhile, the IEEE Smart City Initiative and the Smart city strategic plan are providing access to advanced technological innovations. The Department for Parks and Gardens is responsible for developing, managing and valorising public green spaces.
PIEDMONT REGION - DIRECTORATE ENVIRONMENT, TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENT AND PROTECTION (PIEM)
Piedmont Region includes the metropolitan area of Turin with 1.6m inhabitants. The Directorate Environment, Territorial Government and Protection carries out sustainable, spatial planning for landscape, open spaces and natural resources, parks and protected areas, biodiversity, ecosystem network and the green economy. Its vast experience includes the strategic project "Corona verde" with a green infrastructure approach to periurban landscape. Piedmont Region has committed observers with a high capacity for impact and dissemination: ISPRA (Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, link to EUSALP), Città Metropolitana di Torino, Ente di gestione delle Aree Protette del Po e della Collina Torinese, and Provincia di Bergamo carrying out the ARCO VERDE strategic project.
URBAN PLANNING INSTITUTE OF THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA (UIRS)
UIRS is the main Slovenian research institution for spatial planning and related disciplines. Activities in the field of urban landscapes include examination of challenges and potentials of management and usage of open spaces, development of new approaches and methods in green space planning and design, elaboration of strategic green space documents (including for the City of Ljubljana), and studies on quality of life in urban areas. The development of methods is closely linked with the development of GIS tools and related methods. UIRS operates between science and various levels of administration and contributes to policy development.