This document addresses the topic of temporary or meanwhile uses in urban regeneration and results from research work developed within T-Factor, a Horizon 2020 project that seeks to boost temporary uses as a driving force for more inclusive, thriving and resilient urban regeneration.
The document is conceived as a Portfolio - i.e. a compendium of stories, highlights and learnings emerging from the adoption or emergence of temporary uses within eight urban redevelopments across Europe and beyond, namely Manifattura Tabacchi in Florence, King’s Cross in London, Friche Belle de Mai in Marseille, 22@ in Barcelona, EC1 and New Centre in Lodz, Dortmunder U and Union Quarter in Dortmund, Industry City in New York and Red Town in Shanghai. In T-Factor, these are the so-called Advanced Cases: regeneration initiatives that are nearly completed or at advanced stages, and where temporary uses are a key feature of the redevelopment pathway. Their diversity - in terms of geographical areas and cultures, socio-economic contexts, heritage, types of regeneration projects - may offer a multitude of insights around a field of practice and policy making which is still emergent across Europe, thus contributing to knowledge creation and learning.