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RESTATE - Restructuring Large-scale Housing Estates in European Cities: Good Practices and New Visions for Sustainable Neighbourhoods and Cities

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.08.00  Social sciences  Urbanism   

Code Science Field
T260  Technological sciences  Physical planning 
Housing estates, housing policy, renewal, maintenance, restructuring, quality of living, empowerment, sustainability, best practice
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (6)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  06255  MSc Barbara Černič Mali  Urbanism  Researcher  2004 - 2007  318 
2.  09801  PhD Kaliopa Dimitrovska Andrews  Urbanism  Researcher  2004 - 2007  404 
3.  23665  Nina Goršič  Urbanism  Researcher  2005 - 2007  137 
4.  23488  PhD Boštjan Kerbler  Urbanism  Junior researcher  2004 - 2007  381 
5.  10597  MSc Zlatka Ploštajner  Urbanism  Researcher  2004  102 
6.  10488  PhD Richard Sendi  Urbanism  Head  2004 - 2007  350 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0505  Urban planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia  Ljubljana  5051703000  2,778 
The project focuses on the investigation of the situation of post-war large housing estates, the policies implemented for the elimination of negative tendencies and the activities that contribute to their positive development. The magnitude of the various aspects which contribute to the generation of problems in housing estates and the consequent complexity of the approaches adopted for their resolution, present serious challenges to the policy-makers. Intervention is usully conditioned by capacity for additional funding, partnerships between various enterprises, interdisciplinary work and total involvement of the local community and decision-makers. All this calls for the need to adopt the planning gain approach about which some of the major actors are often not well familiarised. There are great possibilities for learning from the positive experiences of other countries. The approach adopted in this research is multi-disciplinary and internationally comparable. It requires extensive cooperation between the researchers, the decision-makers and stateholders. The detection of specific problems in specific areas of countries or cities represents the basic element of the research project. One of the major aims of the project is to identify the policies that have been designed to deal with the problems, their level of success and the reasons for their success (or failure). The identification of "best practices" may gradualyl lead to the implementation of more efficient and and more responsive policies in specific areas. It is important to keep in mind the visibly broad diversity of demographic, economic, social, cultural, and political circumstances among the ten different European countries participating in this project. This means that the research results will considerably spead up the search for solutions to the problems of large housing estates, at a trully European level (east and west). The reasearch project includes the following cities: Amsterdam (NL), Barcelona (ES), Berlin (GE), Birmingham (UK), Budapest (HU), Joenkoeping (S), Koper (SL), Ljubljana (SL), London (UK), Lyon (F), Madrid (ES), Milano (I), Nyiregyhaza (HU), Stockholm (S), Utrecht (NL) in Warsaw (PL).
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