Temporary Use for maintenance and co-development of private property

Property owners can also reap the benefits of Temporary Uses initiatives. In contrast to municipalities, property owners are often more interested in the direct economical returns that Temporary Use brings about. Providing physical maintenance services Without some kind of maintenance and security, vacant buildings crumble and loose their value due to looting, vandalism and influenceContinue reading Temporary Use for maintenance and co-development of private property

Provoz Hlubina by Titian Lopez

Temporary Use for maintaining and revitalizing degraded streets and neighbourhoods

Temporary Use can be an efficient tool for municipalities to redevelop abandoned, hard to develop areas and revitalize run down neighbourhoods. Hlubina, a huge abandoned coal mining and iron production industrial site in Ostrava (Czech Republic), a valuable industrial heritage site right next to the city centre, was standing empty for years while the ownerContinue reading Temporary Use for maintaining and revitalizing degraded streets and neighbourhoods

Temporary Use as a planning tool for more successful public spaces

The City of Ghent turned to temporary use for planning and co-creating lively and engaging public spaces. The City bought for example a bankrupt workshop area in a densely populated neighborhood of Ledeberg to plan and develop a green, public meeting place for local people. During the planning process city opened the area to inabitants’Continue reading Temporary Use as a planning tool for more successful public spaces

Temporary Use creating social services

Temporary Use projects are often successful in prototyping services that respond to community needs, as well as in adapting to the ever changing trends in technology, work-organization and society quicker than municipalities can. Additionally, Temporary Use can offer a way for municipalities to pool public and private resources in order to create social services.  ParticularlyContinue reading Temporary Use creating social services