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Transformation of neighbourhoods in a child-friendly way to increase the quality of life for all citizens.

Metamorphosis

Transformation of neighbourhoods in a child-friendly way to increase the quality of life for all citizens.

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Objectives: 

Metamorphosis is on transforming neighbourhoods with a focus on children.

Metamorphosis starts from the premise that when a neighbourhood has many children on its public spaces, this is a major indicator that it is well designed as a sustainable neighbourhood. The word sustainability itself is already inseparably combined with children as it implicates “designed for the next generations”. Thus, Metamorphosis will address the challenges of the topic 4.5. from this perspective and will thus:

  1. Transform car-oriented neighbourhoods into children-friendly neighbourhoods achieving behavioural change and increase in the quality of life
  2. Build the vision needed for such transformations
  3. Answer basic research questions related to neighbourhood transformation
  4. Achieve creative breakthrough innovations – in development, in design, in governance and in planning procedures – for public spaces in neighbourhoods and urban districts
  5. Through the above described mechanisms, develop and implement children friendly mobility solutions
  6. Evaluate take-up, involvement, process and impacts using innovative evaluation methodologies
  7. Develop and implement innovative transfer instruments to transfer Metamorphosis-innovations from city to city and country to country, also beyond the duration of the project

Children can help to develop positive emotions for the neighbourhood (and this is a key issue, as behaviour and decisions are mostly determined by emotions, and only to a much lesser degree by rational arguments such as cost-benefit). Thus:

  • children can easily find a direct way to their parent’s hearts
  • to be against children’s needs and demands isn’t socially well accepted

Metamorphosis will include trial implementation cities with completely different neighbourhoods. Each city will participate with up to four different neighbourhoods, selected to have a wide variety: in size, structure, density and diversity.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

Forschungsgesellschaft Mobilitaet - Austrian Mobility Research Fgm - Amor Gemeinnutzige Gmbh

Address: 
SCHONAUGASSE 8A/1
8010 GRAZ
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€690,215
Partner Organisations: 

Stichting Nhtv Internationale Hogeschool Breda

Address: 
MGR HOPMANSSTRAAT 1
4817JT BREDA
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€256,968

Oekoinstitut Suedtirol/alto Adige

Address: 
VIA TALVERA 2
39100 BOLZANO
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€159,325

Gemeente Tilburg

Address: 
STADHUISPLEIN 130
5038 TC TILBURG
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€245,518

Southampton City Council

Address: 
CIVIC CENTRE
SOUTHAMPTON
SO14 7LT
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€226,725

University Of Southampton

Address: 
Highfield
Southampton
SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€276,488

Comune Di Merano

Address: 
VIA PORTICI 192
39012 MERANO
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€272,020

Lendwirbel - Verein Fur Nachbarschaftliche Stadtentwicklung

Address: 
WIENER STRASSE 98
8020 GRAZ
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€164,988

Synergo Mobilitat-Politik-Raum-Gmbh

Address: 
GRUBENSTRASSE 12
8045 Zürich
Switzerland
EU Contribution: 
€0

Landeshauptstadt Muenchen

Address: 
BURGSTRASSE 4
80331 MUENCHEN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€298,490

Technische Universitaet Dresden

Address: 
Helmholtzstrasse 10
1069 Dresden
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€226,205

Municipality Of Alba Iulia

Address: 
CALEA MOTILOR 5 A
510134 ALBA IULIA
Romania
EU Contribution: 
€133,065
Technologies: 
Development phase: