Green infrastructure for better living

About the Project

The LOS_DAMA! project "Landscape and Open Space Development in Alpine Metropolitan Areas" focuses its attention on the `unspectacular´Alpine landscapes on our doorsteps. These valuable green spaces in and around our cities are exposed to heavy pressures and a variety of demands. We are therefore cooperating to protect liveable open spaces while also connecting people and green spaces throughout the Alpine region.

In seven pilot areas in our urban regions, we are collaborating with stakeholders and citizens. Together, we are seeking ways to safeguard, enhance and manage our peri-urban landscapes.

LOS_DAMA! started in Nocember 2016 and will end in October 2019.

Our Work Packages

Work Package 1 - Joint Exploration and Local Pilot Implementation

This Work Package is our real world test bed. In our local pilots we face common challenges such as land consumption and a high pressure on open spaces. But the loal pilots also cover a variety of specific situations that are as distinctive as the landscapes within the Alpine Space. Each Project Partner will get to work on local issues regarding landscape within and around the each city. We want to create a sense of identity for each region and add value on the larger frame as well.

Work Package 2 - Transnational Learning and Exchange

The focus of this Work Package is to initiate and support the exchange between Project Partners, Observers and regional stakeholders. Our aim is to foster a transantional network. We will jointly visit each Project Partner, have seminars and workshops to learn more about the local issuesand go on site visits. During 2018 we will launch a Job-Shadowing: each Project Partner will send an employee and also host an employee from abroad.

Work Package 3 - Governance and Policy Development: from local to EU-level

We aim to interlink both the local as well as the EU-level within this Work Package. In the frame of the peri-urban context we want to support European strategies such as EUSALP with our findings. On the other hand, we would like to develop strategies with and for metropolitan actors and stakeholders to better preserve and enhance our regional landscapes.

Work Package 4 - Facilitation and Evaluation supported by Knowledge Partners

The Technical University of Munich, the University of Grenoble Alpes and the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen are supporting pilot partners to bridge the gap between theory and practice. They do so by facilitating knowledge exchange between partners and providing state-of-the-art expertise on green infrastructure, ecosystem services and landscape governance. An autumn school for students and young professionals will transfer knowledge and experiences to a wider community as well as gaining creative and professional input from the young participants.