Regeneration and Optimisation of Cultural heritage in creative and Knowledge cities

Codice progetto: GA730280

Programma: Horizon 2020

Call: H2020-SC5-21

ROCK aims to develop an innovative, collaborative and systemic approach to effective regeneration and adaptive reuse strategies in historic city centres. By implementing a repertoire of successful heritage-led regeneration initiatives, it will test the replicability of a spatial approach and of successful models addressing the specific needs of historic city centres. ROCK will transfer the role models blueprint to the replicators, adopting a cross disciplinary mentoring and defining common protocols and implementation guidelines. ROCK will deliver new ways to access and experience Cultural Heritage [CH] ensuring environmental sound solutions, city branding, bottom-up participation via living labs, while increasing accessibility and safety in the involved areas. ICT sensors and tools will support the concrete application of the ROCK principles and the platform will enable new ways to collect and exchange data to facilitate networking, synergies and creation of CH related services. The added value is the combination of sustainable models, integrated site management plans and associated funding mechanisms encouraging PPP, based on successful financial schemes and promoting the creation of industry-driven stakeholders’ ecosystems. A monitoring tool is set up from the beginning, running during three additional years after the project lifetime. Main expected impacts deal with the achievement of effective and shared policies able to: accelerate heritage led regeneration, improve accessibility and social cohesion, increase awareness and participation in local decision making and wider civic engagement, foster businesses and new employment opportunities. Involving 10 Urban authorities, 5 Universities, 3 networks of enterprises, 3 networks of cities and several companies, foundations and charities, ROCK is able to catalyse challenges and innovative pathways across EU and beyond, addressing CH as a production and competitiveness factor and a driver for sustainable growth.

Durata del progetto

06.2017 - 12.2020

Responsabile scientifico per il Dipartimento 

Giovanni LEONI (Dipartimento di Architettura DA)


Comune di Bologna


Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna

Camara Municipal de Lisboa

Comune di Torino

Commune de Lyon

Municipul Cluj-Napoca

Aries - Filiala Transilvania

University of York

Eurocities Asbl



Taso Desarrollos

City of Skopje



Dfrc Ag

Acciona Infraestructuras


Julies Bicycle

Virtualware 2007

Fondazione Fitzcarraldo

Asociación Ecopreneurs for the Climate

Vilnius City Municipality Administration

Vilniaus Gedimino Technikos Universitetas

Athens School of Fine Arts

Instituto de Ciencias Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa

Liverpool City Council

Gemeente Eindhoven

Confindustria Servizi Innovativi e Tecnologici

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje



Budget totale: Eur 9.873.585,88

Budget DA: Eur 485.429,25

Docenti e ricercatori collegati al progetto

Andrea BOERI


Giovanni LEONI

Danila LONGO



Valentina ORIOLI





Annalisa TRENTIN

Saveria Olga Murielle BOULANGER (Assegnista)

Amir DJALALI (Assegnista)

Maria De Las Nieves LOPEZ IZQUIERDO (Assegnista)

Chiara MARIOTTI (Assegnista)

Martina MASSARI (Assegnista)

Giulia OLIVIERI (Assegnista)

Rossella ROVERSI (Assegnista)

Leila SIGNORELLI (Assegnista)

Elena VAI (Assegnista)

Settore ERC del progetto

PE8_11 - Sustainable design (for recycling, for environment, eco-design)

SH1_12 - Technological change, innovation, research & development

SH3_11 - Social studies of science and technology