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05.12: MILD HOME Creativity Square event

Objective of the initiative:

Creative approach to the MILD HOME and EGV concept

About the overall event (short description):

Professionals met internationals partners and private components of the supply chain (pitch session). The event has been implemented following the logic of involvement of stakeholders thought the approach of the creative exchange of experiences between the participants (Focus Groups). Then it has been implemented a public event were the focus groups activities have been shared with the public.

Stakeholders and experts from the real estate, public bodies and research institutions and citizens were invited to the public event and the focus groups. The transnational and the cross-fertilization approach were guaranteed by the participation of the project partners, project partners of the CE project Urban Heat Island, members of the Adriatic Ionic Programme and SEE JTS.

Focus Group 1: WHICH POLICIES FOR THE HOUSING SUSTAINABILITY?

Urban planning and housing quality: the policy's role

The urban tissue is considered as a living organism that, accordingly to functions and ability, follows the features of the company that settles on it. Zoning is one of the keys of interpretations of this complex system, a lens of interpretation that often does not allow you to perceive all parts of the complexity of what we observe. Which planning tools can be thought to promote the inclusiveness of the neighborhoods? Which features and living environments can make our cities more liveable and at the same time can allow the society we live in less “not inclusive”? The social housing (in all its features) can be regarded as a social facilitator? How the collective classical functions (education, health) and advanced ones (co-housing, co-working) should be integrated into the residential fabric for maximum livability, but also for social sustainability?

QUESTION 1 - UNIFORM AREAS URBAN PLANNING: HOW TO FACILITATE THE SOCIAL INTEGRATION BETWEEN “SOCIAL LAYERS”?

QUESTION 2 - HOW TO FACILITATE THE INTEGRATION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT/ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS AND A SUPPORT OF HABITABILITY

QUESTION 3 - WILL THE FUTURE URBAN FABRIC BE CONSIDERED AS A SUSTAINABLE ECO VILLAGE (ALSO ECONOMICALLY)?

Focus Group 2:  EUROPE AS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES

European Union for local governements: an opportunità to design “better” our cities

The European Territorial Cooperation Objective is, along with Objective Development, one of the key elements of the Cohesion Policy of the European Union and it has been designed with the aim of strengthening internally economic and social cohesion and of reducing disparities between the levels of development of the various Regions; these actions are supported by the European Funds for Regional Development and by the tools for Pre-Accession Assistance; the Cohesion Policy of the European Union encourages the Regions of the different EU Member States to work together and to learn from each other through joint programs, projects and networks.

No funded infrastructure, no roads or schools built: is this just wasted money?

Local authorities are now suffering from endemic shortage of funds. This means that the virtuous administration is the one that is able to to close his economic balance without losing pieces of heritage structures or facilities as it has been done in the last fifty years. No space is used for human or financial resources to develop long-term strategies or, as one would have said a few years ago, “do politics”. A tool exsists and was built to support the European Regions to develop projects and to increase inclusiveness, sustainability and competitiveness of the territories.

How to use the tool of Territorial Cooperation to produce policies? What results can you expect or aspire to achieve? The most advanced Municipalities are increasingly used to project financing or synergies with the private sector to implement interventions in the public interest (public lighting, management of services ....). European funds can also be used to support synergies in this regard?

QUESTION 1 - TERRITORIAL COOPERATION PROJECTS, HOW TO FOSTER TANGIBLE ELEMENTS IN THE RESULTS?

QUESTION 2 - HOW TO USE THE FESR FUNDS TO MAKE PERCEPTIBLE AND TANGIBLE POLICIES IN THE AREA?

QUESTION 3 – IS POSSIBLE TO USE EUROPEAN FUNDS AS LEVERAGE TO SUPPORT MODELS OF MIXED ECONOMY?

Focus Group 3: URBAN SPACES LIVEABILITY

“MILD” construction tecniques: environmental & financial sustainability

MILD HOME is a project co-funded by the European Union under the South East Europe – Transnational Cooperation Programme 2007-2013. The project aims at defining the modalities of design and triggering the construction of a new typology of civil building, called MILD HOME.

Its main characteristics are the following:

  1. on the energy-environmental level: zero emissions, low energy consumption, passive house, made with recyclable materials. The MILD HOME is conceived to be situated in an Eco Green Village with zero emissions, a sustainable waste and water management and promoting a responsible and environmentally aware lifestyle;
  2. on the economic sustainability level: low construction cost (thanks to the organization of local supply-chains, modularity, specific design patterns and standardization of raw materials, DiY - Do-it-Yourself – option for internal finishing construction) and low operating cost.

The innovative aspect of the project MILD HOME is combined in 2 factors: realization of a high energy performance house, with affordable building and operating expenses for low-middle income people who aspire to have a new house at affordable costs.

How to combine this two factors on real case ?

QUESTION 1 - WHAT THE FUTURE CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES (ENVELOPE AND SYSTEM)?

WHICH POLICIES CAN BE ASSUMED TO REDUCE LAND RENT (equalization)?

QUESTION 2 - WHICH TOOLS TO REDUCE FINANCIAL COST OF AN INVESTMENT IN SOCIAL HOUSING?

QUESTION 3 – HOW IT WOULD MAKE SENSE TO INVEST PUBLIC FUNDS (IF ANY EXIST) TO SUPPORT HOUSING POLICIES AIMED TO VULNERABLE GROUPS (PEEP, rent or contribution)?

Basic Facts:

Title: Mild Home creativity square

Work Package: n.7

Date: 14 November 2014

Location: Castelnuovo Rangone (Modena)

Partner:  PP1 – CARA – Castelnuovo Rangone

Kind of initiative: Public event and Stakeholders and Experts Focus Groups

Composition and number of target audience:

Professionals, stakeholders, local supply chain operators, public institutions, research bodies.

Nearly total 100 participants

n. Pubblication: 1000

n. Brochures: 200



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