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1 start from scratch… Integrated Program of Urban Regeneration

2 start from scratch… Integrated Program of Urban Regeneration and taking advantage from URBACT experience

3 Priority Areas: i) Anchor Poles; ii) Urban Environment iii) Culture & Creativity Total Investment [2000/2010]: 18,3 million euros 9,4 million euros of European structural funds 8,9 million euros of National funds Integrated Program of Urban Regeneration m 2 of urban area regenerated m 2 /public area /residential buildings m 2 /equipment's

4 Urban Environment High standard of quality in interventions (award-wining: national and international recognition) Decisive factor to improve urban environment Attribution of Blue Flags to the beaches Integrated Program of Urban Regeneration Anchor Poles Heritage Rehabilitation [Municipal Theater; Museums; homes of famous Portuguese writers; Project Journey to the Rose of the Winds;…] Renovation of public spaces Rehabilitation of 120 residential buildings Culture & Creativity Boost of investment of cultural equipment's and public spaces, in close partnership with key local partners [Curtas – International Festival of Short Films; Estaleiro program; Craft and Music Festivals;…] Public Equipment's: visitors in 2010 [ visitors /Municipal Theater] Factors that induced credibility; self-esteem and dignity among citizens, enhancing social cohesion

5 Main Impacts Reversal of the demographic decline Reversal of the demographic decline [resident population increasing at a rate of 11,08%] Improvement of the main tourist indicators Improvement of the main tourist indicators (increased by 60,6% of overnight stays ; increase of 8,6% of occupancy rate) Broad National and international recognition of culture and creativity events Public recognition of the excellence of operations in urban buildings and public space Public recognition of the excellence of operations in urban buildings and public space [national and international awards] Emergence on the national scene for a new set of values Emergence on the national scene for a new set of values from Portuguese culture & creativity Integrated Program of Urban Regeneration

6 A project to maintain and reinforce: to assure investment in residential building to avoid desertification and gentrification to promote a new economic model to improve cohesion and quality of life. Integrated Program of Urban Regeneration


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