Benefits for the Community

Stalled spaces increase decline, so vacant land and buildings should not lie passive, but be reactivated by temporary uses wherever possible.

Buildings are best maintained through use. Temporary use can bring places that have lost their former purpose back to life, protecting, rejuvenating and enhancing valuable social and cultural heritage.

Temporary activities can harness local resources and foster new skills and capabilities.

Temporary projects can act as transformative agents of stalled areas and create local ownership through involving people, institutions and businesses in common acts of place making.

SEEDS Conference 2015, European Strategic Planning Forum Charter