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Alternative Building Activation Units

The ALT/BAU Transfer Network focuses on alternative strategies in central and historic districts of European cities to activate unused and decaying housing stock resulting from demographic, economic and social change. Based on the experiences from Chemnitz’ URBACT Good Practice “Housing Agency for Shrinking Cities” (Agentur StadtWohnen Chemnitz), the network transfers experiences that proved successful to proactively connect administrations, owners, investors and users to initiate sustainable and resource saving development.
  • Integrated Urban Development Physical Urban Development

Latest activity


Phase 1 Kick-off meeting, Rybnik (PL). Phase 1 Final Meeting, Chemnitz (DE).
Phase 2 Kick-off meeting, Seraing (BE). Phase 2 1st Transnational Thematic Meeting, Vilafranca del Penedès (ES)
Phase 2 Mid-Term Review Meeting, Chemnitz (DE)
Phase 2 Network Final Meeting, Turin (IT)