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    ALT/BAU in 2020: Affordable housing, financial & legal tools and the use of GIS for the reactivation of vacant buildings

    ALT/BAU was also disrupted by the COVID 19 pandemic - but fortunately not to a stop! The partners continued to discuss and exchange in 2020 about solutions and interesting practices for the

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    Do you have the answers how to activate and motivate owners and potentials investors to reactivate vacant buildings?

    The participating cities of the URBACT ALT/BAU network now have a few answers to these questions. During the Transnational meeting in Constanta, 18-19.09.2019, the participants exchanged their

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    You want to reactivate vacant buildings in your city? Start an ‘Alternative Building Activation Unit’!

    This was the key answer and lesson learnt from the ALT/BAU partners about Chemnitz URBACT good-practice “CityLiving agency”.
    ALT/BAU Lead Expert Nils Scheffler and Martin Neubert, in charge of

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    Do you know how to inventory and monitor your vacant buildings and flats in your city?

    This was the key question the participants of the ALT/BAU meeting in Riga, June 2019 tried to answer. Together they exchanged and discussed their practices and solutions.
    ALT/BAU Lead Expert Nils

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    It’s all about MARKETING!

    Do you know how you can support the reactivation of vacant buildings through marketing, promotion and communication activities?

    The partners of the ALT/BAU network have found the following solutions.

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    Give unused residential buildings a second chance!

    Haven't you ever experienced this: You are in a city with beautiful old buildings and many of them are empty and dilapidated? And you ask why?

    Many cities in Europe are facing this problem: vacant