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

MAPS Longford Integrated Action Plan. An opportunity for the Camlin Quarter

Longford County Council, working with the local community through the URBACT Local Group, have been involved in a European Project focused on Connolly Barracks (URBACT MAPS) over the last two years. We have now come to the end of the project with the production of our Integrated Action Plan. Monday 9th July at 2pm will … Continue reading MAPS Longford Integrated Action Plan. An opportunity for the Camlin Quarter

MAPS / The former Pontieri Lab in Piacenza as a “battlefield” for young architects

The work of the International Landscape Design Workshop Extra Moenia, promoted by the Polytechnic University of Milan in Piacenza, has began. A group of 30 foreign students will work on several urban area of the city of Piacenza, one of this will be the former Pontieri Lab, project area taken into consideration from the URBACT … Continue reading MAPS / The former Pontieri Lab in Piacenza as a “battlefield” for young architects