Alpine Industrial Landscapes Transformation

Technical University of Munich (TUM) – Lead partner

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe’s top universities. It is committed to excellence in research  and teaching, interdisciplinary education and the active promotion of promising young scientists. The Chair of Landscape Architecture and Industrial Landscape (LAI), founded in 2009 by Udo Weilacher and since then actively involved in several industrial landscape transformation projects across Europe, leads the project according to its proved expertise. In close cooperation with LAI, the Chair of Restoration Ecology (RE), directed by Johannes Kollmann, joins the project providing useful expertise in ecological restoration and urban ecosystems.

BSC, Business support centre (BSC KRANJ)

BSC Kranj is regional development agency established in 1995, covering 18 local communities, acting as a link between regional stakeholders and state, responsible for preparation and implementation of the regional development program and implementation of key strategic development priorities confirmed and agreed by regional development council and council of mayors. BSC act also as support organisation for SME-s. BSC has qualified and experienced staff having knowledge in preparation, implementation and management of EU projects, has knowledge in the preparation of the strategies, action plans, evaluation and implementation - piloting.

University of Verona (UNIVR)


The University of Verona is dedicated to innovation and to maintaining the high quality of its teaching and research. The institution has 22,000 students, and 1,500 teaching and non-teaching staff all dedicated to a continual process of growth and to the development of human, structural and financial resources. The Department of Human Sciences (HS) produces quality cultural and academic teaching and research for the national and international academic community in the field of educational, psychology, philosophy, cultural anthropology and sociology. The Department of Economics (E), is also involved in the project under the coordination of HS.

Polytechnic University of Milan (POLIMI)


The Department of Architecture and Urban Studies is a thematic and interdisciplinary research structure of the Politecnico di Milano, established in January 2013. The Department carries out research, design experimentation and training activities in the field of architectural and urban design, spatial planning and territorial governance, urban policies, preservation and intervention on the built and natural heritage, historical and critical interpretation of architecture and the city. It is one of the most important research structures in Italy in the field of the disciplines of the city and territory, integrated in a strong international network of centres of excellence and open to different forms of co-operation with institutional and social actors at the local, national and international levels. DAStU is member, among others, of the Association of European School of Planning (AESOP) and the European Urban Research Association (EURA).

Vienna University of Technology (TUW)


The Department of Spatial Planning is an organisational unit of the Faculty of Architecture and Planning and the leading Austrian unit in research and teaching in spatial planning. The goal of the Centre for Local Planning is to understand the practice, research and teaching of planning as one entity and to link them together. Local Planning deals with all the space-related spheres of municipal policy and is therefore a comprehensive, interdisciplinary task. Its field of action are local authorities, irrespective of size, status and structure. The Interdisciplinary Centre for Spatial Simulation and Modelling deals with latest computer-aided technologies for the built environment.

LAMORO Development Agency


LAMORO is a Consortium of more than 40 Municipalities in the South of Piemonte region; it promotes innovative models of governance and builds shared vision. It has increased its experience by implementing projects for local sustainability and inclusive growth in the framework of ETC Programmes. In TrAILs project LAMORO implements the pilot activities at the local level; it supports cooperation between public and private actors in order to implement inclusive governance processes in relation to the reconversion of unused industrial sites in peripheral valleys (i.e. in the area of Mountain district “Valle Stura” with its strong vocation concerning cement industry).

University of Ljubljana (UL-BF)


The research staff at the Department of Landscape Architecture concerns itself with a broad list of topics including spatial and regional planning, policy analysis, territorial cohesion and impact assessment. In reference to the TransformAILs project, the staff has unique expert knowledge on models of industrial urbanization and revitalization as well as on the meaning and value of industrial knowledge and culture. The most of the research work at the department is performed in the research group “Landscape as living environment” which is partially financed by the Slovenian Research Agency. Apart from the national project, the group has been active in the programmes of transnational cooperation (Interreg Alpine Space, Interreg Central Europe, ESPON).

Architecture, Urbanism and Environment Council of Vaucluse department (CAUE 84)


The CAUE 84, a public service association, works daily with local authorities (municipalities / ass. of municipalities, department of Vaucluse) and for projects of regional or national interest, with PACA’s region and the PACA’s directorates of state. The CAUE is also structured by regional unions and by a national federation, comforting our visibility at these different levels. Their core business is consulting in architecture, urban planning, landscape and environment. They are very experienced in brownfield industrial site redevelopment: Plasterers of Malaucèce, as part of a call for projects for a competitiveness cluster 2006; railway site of L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue 2010; industrial heritage (paper industry) of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse’s site, in the frame of a national program for tourism development (Opération Grand Site 20142017).

E-institute, institute for comprehensive development solutions (EZVD)


EZVD was established in 2003 and today employs 8 experts. It has rich experiences at implementation and management of different EU projects, as well as consulting enterprises and local communities on sustainable development issues. It acts as a cluster manager of a Smart City Maribor triple-helix research driven cluster ( through which it introduces new sustainable development approaches and methods to the city and region. Together with external researches, EZVD operates a research group "Smart Lab" where new systems of sustainable management are developed.

Registered association Styrian Iron Route (VESTE)


VESTE is a development agency comprising 18 municipalities in the industrial & mining district Leoben in the Alpine part of the state of Styria. As a key player for regional development it can build on 30 years of experience. The topics covered are urban revitalization, industrial culture & heritage and economic development. In the past decades more than 20 million of euros for regional development investments have been undertaken. The NGO's members are the region's municipalities (including Leoben, Styria's second biggest town) + the state of Styria.