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Placemaking is a concept that emerged to describe the intentional process of activating new or existing public spaces to create that emotional connection.

Our pilot network intends to test and further develop the Placemaking method with different target groups and in different target areas as an open living lab process in order to produce attractive, high quality, sustainable places in partner cities in which people want to work, live and relax.

The main driving factor of the partnership to establish such a project is the preparation for the new programming period, especially for the Community-Led Local Development approach. By transferring and adapting successfully the Placemaking method as a living lab process (where end-users can co-create any public place), partners intend to be flagships of developing urban renewal projects with efficient participatory techniques.

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Integrated action plans

An Integrated Action Plan (IAP) is a policy instrument that is produced by Action Planning networks within a period of 12 - 14 months after the beginning of their activities. The aim of the IAP is to respond in a concrete way to a urban challenge, which is common to all involved cities. Each partner city develops its own IAP, so all plans are unique in terms of local circumstances, territorial coverage and, most of all, the context in which this tool is proposed to be implemented. The creation and validation of this instrument relies in a collective undertaking, designed to strengthen commitment and to increase the prospect of sustainable delivery. In this sense, every partner city must establish a URBACT Local Group (ULG), in order to gather implicated stakeholders to co-create and participate in this process.Thus, the IAP reflect and integrate all ULG members' knowledge and learning from transnational exchange.
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