Workshop and Implementation Lab - Huelva
20-22 APRIL 2005 Huelva - Spain

The metropolitan area of la Ria (Odiel Tinto) de Huelva is on the southern coastal area of Andalusia at the tip of an estuary of the Odiel and Tinto rivers, which merge before joining the Atlantic Ocean.
The economic base of this metropolitan area is primarily derived from the processing and extraction of chemicals from local and regional mines. Despite an extended history of settlement and geographic significance, this area of Andalusia suffers from poor regional identity and image.
The MILUnet workshop and...

Workshop - Charleroi
10 – 12 MAY 2006 Charleroi - Belgium


Charleroi is a Belgian city with a population of 212,000 approx., situated 50km to the south of the capital, Brussels. The city has an area of about 102 km2 and is located at a crossing point of the River in Hennegau province, Wallonia.

Digue Square is an historic locality in Charleroi. Since the 9th C, at the beginning of the Charnoy village, it has been at an important crossing point of the river on the Mons – Namur


Implementation Lab - Patras
8-10 November 2006 Patras - Greece

Patras has three different port areas, each possessing different functions.
These are: the Marina, the Old Port and the New Port.

It was the idea of N.E.A. (Development Enterprise of Achaia Prefecture) that the New Port of Patras should provide the local case study.
Discussions during the workshop showed, however, that the development of the New Port is closely connected with the further development of the Old Port and also of the Marina. In light of this all...

Implementation Lab - Munich
26 - 28 October 2005 Munich - Germany


location of case area
Munich is the capital of the Free State of Bavaria in the far South of the Federal Republic of Germany and is one of Germany’s and Europe’s most prosperous cities. The service sector is the dominant sector of the city’s economy, accounting for 72% of Munich’s GDP. The population is estimated to be 1.26 m, with that of the metropolitan region 2.7 m. The total area is about 310 km².


Implementation Lab - Mantova
3-5 November 2004 Mantova - Italy

Sabbioneta is a town in Lombardy, Italy, within the province of Mantua.
It is located 30 km to the north of Parma, not far from the banks of the river Podia.
The population is estimated to be about 4,200 inhabitants: of these between 200 and 300 live within the old city centre (Old Sabbioneta).The area is approx. 37 km2.

Today, there are serious relationship problems between Old and New Sabionetta which are causing concerns for the municipality....

“Messestadt Riem” is a large scale urban development project of the City of Munich. It became possible when the airport “Munich Riem” was relocated in 1992. The area of 5.56 million square meters is located seven kilometres to the east of the city centre and merges into the open country side. A newly build underground line provides for a very high standard of public transportation besides high level road access.

The project combines residential areas, trade and commerce, trade fair and green belt. The City of Munich realizes its strategic development aim 'compact - urban - green' by allocating 1/3 for each: landscape – housing –...

JULY 2006 Middelburg - The Netherlands

Dissemination of knowledge is one of the most important issues of the MILU and MILUnet programme. What would be the use of a project like this, if there were no chance that others have a stake in this accumulation of experience?
And who would be a better audience than young urban professionals? People who have finished their education and are on the verge of entering into professional life or already right in the middle of it. For them MILUnet organised a dissemination course in the summer of 2006.
The Roosevelt Academy and the Hogeschool Zeeland in Middelburg (...

Stockholm MILUnet Workshop Kista
9-11 June 2004 Stockholm - Sweden

The main problems to address at the Workshop in Stockholm are as follows:

A. Local case: What makes it a place?

  • How can we create an attractive central place and make this place distinct, so that it becomes a positive part of the public consciousness of Kista?
  • Can a future “central district” be defined and developed in order to improve urban qualities and functions in Kista?

B. Regional case: What makes the location?

  • How can the urban functional...

Vienna Implementation Lab
2–4 September 2009 Vienna - Austria


Local case:

A glass house gardening area situated in the South of Vienna has 40 hectares (400.000 m²) and is cut in two by the by the metro line U6 which runs on a dam (barrier).The area was a gardening area for a long time. Still a lot of properties are used for gardening (especially green house growing). Some of the owners have sold their properties to building companies, some do not want to sell and some try to speculate. The area is perfectly accessible with 2...


MILU Portland Working Party
May 9-12 2004

The Portland (Oregon) meeting of the IFHP’s MILU (Multifunctional and Intensive Land Use) working party held May 9-12, 2004 was the fifth and final meeting in a series of gatherings held at the invitation of a host city.

Portland’s Bureau of Planning hosted this meeting with additional sponsorship and support from Shiels, Obletz and Johnsen, SERA Architects and The Pochter Group.

The purpose of such MILU working party meetings is to investigate, as a group, both new and persistent urban problems as they...