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TURAS Transitioning towards Urban Resilience and Sustainability

  • Seventh framework programme

Objectives and goals of the project:

The project aims to bring together researchers, local communities and businesses to research, develop and promote the transition of European cities and their rural hinterland to improve sustainable performance and self-supply of vital goods. Key challenges of the project are to develop measures to mitigate climate change, scarce natural resources and uncontrolled growth of urban areas. The work is organized into several work packages; RDA LUR and UL FGG are actively involved in the work package dealing with an integrated approach to climate change resilient city planning and the development of climate-neutral infrastructure to reduce a city’s overall “ecological footprint.

This integrated approach will address challenges related to flood risk management practices, rain water management, treatment and recycling of water, ecological sewage systems, municipal energy systems based on renewable energies and more sustainable transport management practices.

Project results:

  • GIS database model with the necessary tools
  • Analysis of the greening of individual cities and recommendations
  • Surround the script, a tool for planners and public participation model of sustainable design
  • Integrated urban development guidelines are resistant to climate change
  • Guidelines for limiting spread of sealing and recommendations partners
  • Guidelines for ecological self-sufficiency in local communities
  • Tools for decision makers to establish a subsistence economy
  • Overall strategy of ensuring sustainable performance of partner sites
  • Methodology and guidelines to ensure a sustainable performance in European cities
  • Project website
  • Communication & Promotion Plan and its realization

Project partners:

  • University College Dublin, IE, PP1 – LP
  • University of East London, GB, PP2
  • VU University Amsterdam- IVM, NL, PP3
  • Institute of Architecture and u.p., SR, PP4
  • University of Aalborg, DK, PP5
  • University of Stuttgart, DE, PP6
  • Varna Free University, BG, PP7
  • University of Ljubljana, SI, PP8
  • »La Sapienza«University-Rome, IT, PP9
  • Bruxelles Environnement – IBGE, BE, PP10
  • Dublin City Council, IE, PP11
  • London Br. of Barking&Dagenham, UK, PP12
  • Barking Riverside LTD, UK, PP13
  • Municipality of Rome, IT, PP14
  • NDE Consultants LTD, UK, PP15
  • Sevilla Global S.A., ES, PP16
  • Municipality of Rotterdam, NL, PP17
  • Stuttgart Region, DE, PP18
  • Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region, SI, PP19
  • Municipality of Sofia, BG, PP20
  • Dermond Foley land. arch. LTD, IE, PP21
  • Thames gtw. inst. for Sustinability, UK, PP23
  • BicLazio, SPA, IT, PP24
  • EU Busi. and Ino. Centre Netw., BE, PP25
  • Climate Alliance e.V., DE, PP26
  • Pracsis SPRL, BE, PP27
  • Helix Pflanzen GMBH, DE, PP28

Steering committee:

Lilijana Madjar, RRA LUR

Matej Gojčič, RRA LUR

Project manager:

Gaja Trbižan, RRA LUR

Project workgroup:

doc. dr. Alma Zavodnik Lamovšek, manager at UL FGG

mag. Nataša Pichler Milanović,  manager at UL FF


Project total budget: 8.911.736 €

Total EU co financing of the project: 6.814.036 €

RRA LUR budget: 137.600 €

EU co financing: 103.800 € (75%)

RRA LUR co financing: 33.800 € (25%)

Other sources: 0 € (0%)

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