Bologna rooftops - one of the ROCK project's replicator cities

Bologna, one of the three replicator cities – ROCK aims to transform the University area in the historical city-centre (Zamboni) into a Sustainable Cultural and Creative District by improving safety, mitigating social conflicts, attracting visitors and tourists, entrepreneurs and private investments. Photo: RitaMichelon/Pixabay

ROCK aims to develop an innovative, collaborative and systemic approach to promote the effective regeneration and adaptive reuse in historic city centres by implementing a repertoire of successful heritage-led regeneration initiatives related to 7 Role Model selected cities: Athens, Cluj-Napoca, Eindhoven, Liverpool, Lyon, Turin and Vilnius.The project will deliver new ways to access and experience Cultural Heritage (CH) ensuring environmental sound solutions, city branding, bottom-up participation using living labs, while increasing liveability and safety in the involved areas.

The replicability and effectiveness of the approach and of the related models in addressing the specific needs of historic city centres and in integrating site management plans with associated financing mechanisms will be tested in 3 Replicator cities: Bologna, Lisbon and Skopje.

SEI is leading the development of a Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning tool called ROCKME. This will be maintained during two additional years after the project lifetime in order to capture outcomes arising from activities that may have only commenced towards the end of the project.