VALUE+. Welcoming and Engaging Liveable Community Environments

 VALUE+ will demonstrate how cities can best integrate bottom-up and top-down approaches. It will show how we can both deepen local participation and broaden involvement in strategy development. We will take this opportunity to generate valuable improvements to local growth, innovation and resilience strategies. 

VALUE+ will work transnationally to involve citizens in spatial planning. It will train-up an international team of ?Local EU Champions’, involving them directly in the project’s delivery and promotion. Public engagement will be ramped-up over time, so that residents, businesses and politicians also become champions of the wider EU Project. This will create an air of excitement and opportunity.VALUE+ will help local communities realise their ambitions and potential. In this way, 
VALUE+ will improve territorial cohesion and enhance the social and economic performance of 2nd rank NWE cities. VALUE+ develops and implements novel tools and techniques to support integration, yielding more legitimate and efficient decisions, and delivering results ?outperforming’ more traditional approaches. VALUE+ combines local participation with technological innovations (interactive 3D visualisations, social media and advanced GIS decision-support). The project involves citizens directly in this process, thereby generating new enterprise opportunities.
  • Title Original : VALUE+. Welcoming and Engaging Liveable Community Environments
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  • Project start : 2012
  • Project end : 2015
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  • Funding Agency : INTERREG IVB North West Europe
  • Project Partners : Eckart Lange John Henneberry Tom Wild (Town and Regional Planning, The University of Sheffield; South Yorkshire Forest)
  • Project structure : South Yorkshire Forest Partnership / Sheffield City Council
     GA: Gemeente Amersfoort Vlaamse Landmaatschappij (VLM) University of Sheffield
     Verband Region Stuttgart - VRS SPI+: Services 
    Promotion Initiatives en province de Liège Université de Liège (UL) 
     ILS - Institut für Landes- und Stadtentwicklungsforschung gGmbH Community Forest Trust 
     VHL: Stichting Van Hall Larenstein 
     IL: Intercommunale Leiedal Ville de Liège 
     EIVP: Ecole des ingénieurs de la ville de Paris