Transforming streets into accessible urban oases through consensus building
What is the best for our communities?
How can we support change?
How do we negotiate with residents, road users and the authorities to find a consensus to reduce traffic and improve liveability in our neighbourhood?
The StreetForum Toolkit will help to answer these questions by developing a set of analogue and digital tools available free-of-charge to local communities to support their efforts of neighbourhood street transformation, reduce car traffic and improve liveability. The tools will be demonstrated in Istanbul, Brussels, Vienna and Stockholm working with local communities to transform car-dominated streets into streets for people.
Applied research, innovation and living labs
The project combines applied research and innovation. The project will advance knowledge on the key stakeholders of street transformation and their needs and develop tools to support consensus making. The tools will be tested and validated by experimenting in urban living labs under real-life conditions. We will evaluate their impact, transferability and scalability and develop recommendations and build capacity, strategies for scaling up and transfer.
Who are WE?
A European consortium with twenty organisations
The Streetforum Project brings together university research centres, non-profit organisations, public institutions and private organisations from Austria, Belgium, Sweden and Turkey. The project is funded by four national agencies and coordinated by the Mobilise – Mobility and Logistics Research Group, of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Vienna University of Technology, space and place, Spacescape, Cultureghem, Alain Tisserand architect, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and Bogazici University.
Several organisations contribute to the project as cooperation partners: nonprofit organisations, research organisations and public bodies.