Cost Action 18110 – Underground Built Heritage as catalyser for Community Valorisation

WG4 Underground Built Heritage planning approaches

Leader: Carlos Smaniotto Costa
Universidade Lusófona (PT) – ITC

Co-Leader: Nataša Pichler-Milanovič
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics (SI) -ITC

The WG defines a cutting-edge methodology, combining the HUL framework, the transition management approach, and the strategic stakeholder dialogue. At the beginning, with a socio-institutionalist approach, the WG will compare legislative and regulatory measures. Finally, it promotes in the case studies and in the training schools, a collective learning and planning method, based on the ‘Living Lab’ approach, for empowering  local authorities, as enablers and facilitators, to play a more significant role in coordinating regeneration effort; targeting resources for the benefit of people in place with integrated programmes of physical, economic and social measures; creating more effective coalitions of ‘actors’ within localities, by developing structures, which encourage long term collaborative relationships.  This WG pays attention to the necessary complementarities between functional approaches – at the level of regions and city – and social and cultural approaches involving citizens’ engagement and empowerment – at the level of neighbourhoods. It also contributes to the case-studies assessment and defines the main training needs for planners and decision-makers.  


  • Muge Akkar Ercan (TR)
  • Paschalis Arvanitidis (GR)
  • Evangelos Asprogerakas (GR)
  • Monica Bocci (IT)
  • Pietro Elisei (RO)
  • Petja Ivanova-Radovanova (BG)
  • Isidora Karan (BA)
  • Katalin Kolosy (FR)
  • Konstantinos Lalenis (GR)
  • Algimantas Maciulis (LT)
  • Gabriela Maksymiuk (PL)
  • Diogo Mateus (PT)
  • Mihaela Negulescu (RO)
  • Giuseppe Pace (IT)
  • Montserrat Pallares-Barbera (ES)
  • Nataša Pichler-Milanovič (SI)
  • Yosef Preiss (IL)
  • Carlos Smaniotto Costa (PT)
  • Juan Valle Robles (ES)
  • Yasemin Yardımcı Çetin (TR)
  • Egin Zeka (AL)