URBIPROOF

Increasing the resilience of towns and villages in spatial planning

ABOUT THE PROJECT:

Cities and municipalities in Europe and Japan must be prepared to face various risks and threats today. They must be prepared for the various changes that the future will bring so that they can survive, that they will be able to keep society functioning even in crisis situations that arise in the event of disasters. On the one hand, these changes are long-term, the consequences of which can be felt later, but on the other hand, changes can occur rapidly, unexpectedly, unprecedentedly. As the Fukushima disaster has clearly confirmed, the cascading effect of a natural disaster (tsunami) with a technological threat (nuclear power plant) is a serious threat that should have been addressed in advance in the urban planning process.

The main theme of the URBIPROOF project is to contribute to increasing the institutional and social preparedness of society in Europe (especially Slovakia and Germany) and Japan in order to make our cities and municipalities more resilient to disasters that are becoming more frequent (eg extreme changes are a growing threat). weather due to climate change).

Project description:

Program area: GGC – Cross-border cooperation / Good governance, responsible institutions, transparency

Program output: GGC_OTC3 – Improvement of SK-UA institutional cooperation

Project duration: 25.9.2020 – 30.4.2024 (duration of activities depends on milestones)

Project location: Transcarpathian region and Košice self-governing region

The project aims to improve the integrity and accountability of public institutions in Slovakia and Ukraine: participatory strategic planning processes involve the general public. This approach, together with the provision of all available information used in the project, will ensure that the proposed measures at project output will be more effective and cheaper than in the case of “central and directive” planning. If the public is informed, has information available, bad and expensive solutions can be avoided.

Partners:

–    Technická Univerzita v Dortmunde, Inštitút priestorového plánovania, Dortmund, Nemecko
–    Tohoku Univerzita, Oddelenie architektúry a budov, Sendai, Japonsko
–    Agentúra na podporu regionálneho rozvoja Košice n.o., Slovensko

Activities:

A key component of the project is the evaluation of the resilience of selected cities in the countries of the participating partners, their urban structure and urban planning strategy. The exchange of experiences and good practices from the participating countries will be beneficial. Similarities and differences between societal threat behaviors in Germany, Slovakia and Japan will be analyzed in order to increase their disaster resilience.

The result of this cooperation between Germany, Slovakia and Japan will be a proposal for a new approach to urban planning on how to increase the resilience of our cities to disasters. This new approach will be tested, its applicability in practice in selected cities and regions will be tested.

CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
CULTURAL HERITAGE AND CREATIVE INDUSTRY
EDUCATION AND CAPACITY BUILDING
SOCIAL AND RESPONSIBLE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY AND TOURISM
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