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CLUDs and Urban Regeneration
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What we do
The CLUDs Laboratory, directed by Prof. Carmelina Bevilacqua, was founded in 2011 thanks to the CLUDs Research Project (Commercial Local Urban District), funded by the 7th European Research Framework Program, Marie Curie IRSES 2010.
The Lab integrates research and high training activities in the field of sustainable economic development. It is aimed at exploring new approaches in the development and implementation of urban regeneration policies and economic development strategies, based on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and urban-rural interaction.
The CLUDs Lab is one of the laboratories of the PAU Department of the Università Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria (Italy).
The combination of Research Activities and Higher Education is achieved thanks the existing international research network established with the CLUDs Project in 2011 and still on going thanks the MAPS-Led Project.
International Professors and Researchers belonging to the CLUDs Network are the core of the Educational Agenda of the International Doctorate in Urban Regeneration and Economic Development Program (URED DP) activated in 2012.
The Lab aims at the identification and realization of pilot projects on areas characterized by strong urban- rural interactions.
The topics proposed have a high application potential in the field of sustainable and inclusive development policies as stressed by Europe 2020 strategy, such as:
These objectives are part an increasingly central role that urban areas cover in the programming strategies of European Cohesion policy.
Urban areas are key points for the sustainable, inclusive and smart development of regions, especially concerning the lab our market, the market of products and services and for knowledge, information and decision-making processes.
Consequently, it is essential to create an urban platform, but particular attention has to be payed on the links between urban and rural areas.
It is strategic, for the new programming period, a possible connection both conceptual and operational between cities (smart city) with the so-called “smart specialization ".
Indeed, the key elements of smart specialization include:
Urban Regeneration/Public Private Partnership
Dipartimento di Patrimonio, Architettura e Urbanistica
Michelangelo Brugnano, Francesco Cappellano, Alessandro Saverio Falcomatà,Teresa Nucera, Alfonso Spisto, Leonarda Tripodi, Parisi Luana, Rodriguez-Lestegas Tizon Iago, Aversa Ilaria Giada, Borrello Virginia, Cantafio Giuseppe Umberto, Porelli Andrea, Colombo Claudio Massimo, Mahmoud Israa, Cascella Cesare, Pronesti' Giuseppe, Biancuzzo Laura, Cantafio Gianmarco
Carla Maione, Pasquale Pizzimenti
Laura Battaglia, Giacomo J. Sanzo
Urban economy, Urban regeneration, Sustainability, Management of resources, Support services to public and private
SH1_5 - Competitiveness, innovation, research and development
SH3_8 - Urbanization and urban planning, cities
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Università degli Studi "MEDITERRANEA"
CLUDs Lab - Community Local Urban Development Laboratory - Universita' degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria - Dipartimento Patrimonio Architettonico e Urbanistico
Via Salita Melissari, Feo di Vito - 89124 Reggio Calabria IT - tel. (+39) 0965 385201 fax. (+39) 0965 385219