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The aim of USEAct is to define ways to achieve opportunities for people and businesses to settle in existing locations without consumption of further land, thanks to new planning and partnership approaches.

The USEAct project aims to achieve urban development and new or improved settlement opportunities for people and businesses taking up residence in existing locations, without consumption of further land and at the same time developing the construction and real estate economies, making the most of the historic building heritage and related character, reducing energy consumption in buildings and cutting back on further infrastructure building/management costs. We can reach these targets through the activity of the thematic network and the exchange of experiences and knowledge, towards the definition of integrated frameworks.

Lead Partner: City Council of Naples

Project coordinator: Gaetano Mollura

USEAct Team: Anna Arena, financial officer | Maria Luna Nobile, communication and capitalisation officer | Vincenzo Fusco, Local Action Plan coordinator

USEAct Lead Expert: Vittorio Torbianelli

USEAct Thematic Expert: Pauline Geoghegan

USEAct Ad hoc Experts: Didier Vancutsem, Adolf Sotoca, Maros Finka, Michael Fuller-Gee, Germana Di Falco


Project launch
Project completed

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.
  • Naples
  • Trieste
  • Nitra
  • Baia Mare
  • Riga
  • Østfold County
  • Dublin
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Barakaldo
  • Viladecans