Logo_Urbact_EUProject core idea / Redefining the function, social role and accessibility of former military heritage, to promote development, sustainability and inclusiveness

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A journey on the re-use of the former military assets

MAPS project (Military Assets as Public Spaces) has developed a series of integrated urban strategies to support the reuse of these particular “commons”. This video is the summary of three years of project, within the URBACT III European program. Enjoy this short film!

The MAPS network involves partners (city) from 9 different Country: Piacenza (Italy) / Serres (Greece) / Varazdin (Croatia) / Szombathely (Hungaria) / Telsiai (Lithuania) / Koblenz (Germany) / Longford (Ireland) / Espinho (Portugal) / Cartagena (Spain).

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About MAPS

MAPS / URBACT III European project / aims to enhance former military heritage as key elements for sustainable urban strategies, combining both functional and social aspects. The main goal of MAPS is to reverse perspectives, highlighting the potentialities of this heritage, albeit discussing all matters related to the plans for their future destination. Following the approach of social architecture, dismissed military areas can be deemed the new symbols of a more conscious and participated urban planning, oriented to the promotion of cohesion and inclusiveness.

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Network MAPS

The MAPS network involves partners (city) from 9 different Country: Piacenza (Italy) / Serres (Greece) / Varazdin (Croatia) / Szombathely (Hungaria) / Telsiai (Lithuania) / Koblenz (Germany) / Longford (Ireland) / Espinho (Portugal) / Cartagena (Spain).

The network worked to find shared solutions for the development of a series of Integrated Actions Plan (IAP) to support the reuse / regeneration of the former military heritage and promote development, sustainability and inclusiveness.

To reach these goals the network has worked through several tools: transnational meetings, local meetings (within the ULG work), open day, peer to peer meetings (P2P), visit of best practices.

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MAPS Blog

Cities in Action-Stories of Change

Cities in Action – Stories of Change is an emotional story about the adventure of 40 European cities that have invested their future on sustainable urban development for their citizens in terms of urban mobility, jobs and skills, reuse of abandoned spaces, climate adaptation, public procurement, digital transition, inclusion of migrants, poverty and sustainable use … Continue reading Cities in Action-Stories of Change

Serres, Papalouka former military camp / The Constantin Xenakis museum is born!

In Serres the activities for the restoration of the former military buildings has begun. Within the Papalouka former military camp has been started the building site (reuse of existing buildings) for the development of the Constantin Xenakis museum. This activity is one of the important action of the Serres’s IAP and is shared between another important … Continue reading Serres, Papalouka former military camp / The Constantin Xenakis museum is born!