WP2. Case Study Collective Definition
To make a collaborative selection of strategic MWF and adjacent neighbourhoods in front-runner cities (at least one per city).
- • Participant municipalities—with the help of the local academic groups- make a selection of existing sites with potential to evolve into mixed-use ecosystem units. An identification of empty plots belonging to the existing WMF should be made. The intensity of material flows (especially high water consumption and movement of goods), establishes an appropriate starting condition to entangle metabolic cycles with other uses of the neighborhood. Its location and management conditions would indicate the relevance of taking them as testing platforms to verify its prototypical capacity in terms of proving urban resilience increase.
- • This process will be developed through Local Consortia amongst councils and local universities consulting with local business, neighbourhood associations and residents. Throughout the 2 years of duration of the action, Local Consortia Meetings will be held periodically at each of the leader-cities. They will facilitate the assessment of results, provide advice on developments, contribute to measure impacts against social and professional demands and delineate strategies towards the dissemination of the action’s outcomes to target groups.
- • The set of locations should envision the highest geographical/economic/ urban/climatic diversity to maximize its exportability.