The project

MAPS 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.

To achieve this objectives the city of the network have organized a commons activities on two levels: Transnational Meetings (TN), useful to share best practices and go deeper on the development of the IAP, and Local Activities, supported by the work of the ULGs, to apply the knowledge acquired during the transnational meetings.


1st TN / Development of the interest (Cartagena, October 2016). The aim of the workshop is to provide to the partners the useful concepts to develop a local strategy, dedicated to the engagement of the “audience” (stakeholders, urban actors, public bodies, private bodies, cultural association, etc.) in the process of regeneration and enhancement of the former military heritage.


2nd TN / Temporary reuse of the heritage (Koblenz, January 2017). The aim of the workshop is to provide to the partners the useful concepts to develop a local strategy, for the identification of the “temporary uses” to support the new colonisation of the former military heritage.


3rd TN / Development of the governance (Espinho, May 2017). The aim of the workshop has been “how build the governance for the enhancements of the former military heritage”.


4th TN / Evaluation of the Impacts (Telsiai, October 2017). Provide to the partners the useful concepts to develop an appropriate mechanism dedicated to the evaluation of the relations that exist between the Actions / Expected Impacts / Indicators for the measurement of the success of the IAPs.


5th TN / Assessment meeting (Szombathely, December 2017). This meeting is devoted to go deeper in some issues, that were not addressed in the previous meetings, or have been identified during the development of IAPs


6th TN / Monitoring system for the IAP (Longford, February 2018). Provide to the partners the useful concepts for the development of the mechanisms of control of the quality and results of the IAPs.


MAPS final conference (Serres, 24-25 April 2018). Two days of work (one public and one for the network) to share the results of the work of the MAPS network and build the basis for a series of future joint actions. For more information go to the Conference page!