Active Public Space
"an EU co-founded project with the aim of developing knowledge on Active Public Space.
Europe’s towns and cities today face major challenges: demographic change and its implications for urban sprawl, environmental issues and climate change mitigation, maintaining social cohesion and the protection and development of architectural and cultural heritage. By means of sustainable urban development, as a response to these challenges, Architecture can play an integrating and innovative role. In parallel, over the last years, the concept of Smart Cities as well as the application of Smart Urban Technologies have emerged as an outstanding contribution to the sustainable development of European cities. It is this important challenge in the conjunction of architecture, urban planning and smart urban technologies, which compels us to develop Active Public Space project."