The quality of urban places in cities is typically not the product of a single intervention but results from the accumulation over time of a complex combination of factors, behaviours, and decisions form multiple stakeholders. Urban MAESTRO looks at the ways European cities are being designed and financed, focusing on innovative ways of generating and implementing urban spatial quality. Urban MAESTRO will focus on the "soft power" modalities of urban design governance and those approaches where public authorities act in a semi-formal or informal capacity as enablers or brokers rather than through regulatory or direct investment powers.
Related Sustainable Development Goals
Donors and partners
The project is conducted by a coalition of partners that combines the convening power of the United Nations, the academic leadership of the University College London and the practical experience and network of Brussels Chief Architect. It benefits from the European Commission support and is further amplified by the Joint Programming Initiative JPI Urban Europe.