Who plans and funds public space qualification projects? Policy, planning and delivery schemes in Lisbon metropolis.
Authors: João Rafael Santos, Luís Sanchez Carvalho
Abstract: The article presents intermediate findings from “MetroPublicNet” research project, in which in which over one thousand delivered public space projects in Lisbon Metropolitan Area (Portugal) were identified and mapped. It offers a specific analysis of the projects delivered under the 2014-2020 EU funding framework, looking for its inception, rationales, funding and delivery frameworks. This focus on public sector-led projects allows for a sharper look in terms of policy priorities, programmatic guidelines and their impact in shaping Lisbon’s recent metropolitan development.
Keywords: Public space, Metropolitan development, Urban policy
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