Project - The Liveable City


Description: The aim of the Liveable City project was to improve the public domain in urban historic centres in the North Sea Region through the development of a unique and integrated approach to the planning, management and maintenance of the region.
Achievements: Through the development and testing of practical projects and initiatives, the region has seen a transformation in public spaces from being derelict and unworkable to manageable and functional spaces. The creative use of such space has led to the development of a unique identity within the areas involved. This has been achieved through the development of new produce in partner cities through the encouragement of local artistic talent in terms of local street design. After the closure of the Liveable City project, numerous investments regarding the regeneration of urban areas came to the fore to further implement what this project put into place. For instance in Trondheim (NO) the Market Place “Torvet” was developed. Key design proposals have been reviewed and adjusted and a private investor was brought in to finalise implementation of the regeneration work. As well, in Lincoln (UK), development of the Lincoln Cultural Quarter Public Realm Master Plan, Lighting Proposals and Design Handbook was put into action in May 2007. All in all, a 3,370,243 € improvement scheme was implemented where better walkways for pedestrians was carried out and taken into account for redevelopment of the area. In the end the implementation has led to better social interaction and greater civic pride in the area.

Project Summary

Project name (EN): The Liveable City
Project acronym: The Liveable City

Period: 2000-2006
Date of latest update: 2014-05-31


Project start date: 2002-09-26
Project end date: 2007-07-31
Project status: Closed

Total budget/expenditure: EUR 10.000.000,00
European Union funding: EUR 5.000.000,00

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Partners Data

Lead Partner (EN): Norwich City Council
Lead Partner: Norwich City Council
Address: Norwich City Council, City Hall, St Peters Street, Norwich, United Kingdom
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Address: Emden, Germany
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Address: Odense C, Denmark
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Address: Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Address: Gent, Belgium
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Address: Trondheim, Norway
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