The partnership is a multidisciplinary group of 5 Alpine Space states from the working fields of mobility, spatial planning, consultancy and policy development. The partnership covers 5 research institutions: ISPACE with a focus on spatial analysis and GIS, IMOVE+UIRS, as experts in research of mobility and social behavior and SIR+PACTE as specialists for policy development and implementation. Their fundamental know-how provides essential information on spatial patterns, living and mobility behavior, motivation of residential site decisions and cost factors to provide target groups with reliable information. The combination of these fields of research creates new solutions in the Alpine Space. These solutions are implemented and disseminated during the project by the participating planning institutions, administrative authorities and political bodies involved in the partnership (RALPS, MUC, PMAN, PBEL , UNCEM). The planning institutions have close contact to legislators and decision makers.

SIR - Salzburger Institut für Raumordnung und Wohnen
SIR – Salzburg Institute for Spatial Planning and Housing
Schillerstrasse 25 / Stiege Nord
ZVR: 724966124

The Salzburg Institute for Spatial Planning and Housing was founded in 1971 and has advanced from a research institute for spatial-related basic data to and reliable and competent centre for different areas of activity. It covers the whole federal territory of Salzburg as well as the national territory of Austria. The multidisciplinary SIR-team works in the fields regional planning and regional analyses, community and regional development, housing counselling, housing research as well as energy efficiency and sustainability of energy. The close contact to Salzburg's municipalities and Salzburg's citizens is the basis for our work.

Contacts: Daniela Bischof
Tel.: +43 (0)662 623455-32

Walter Riedler
Tel.: +43 (0)662 623455-18

Institution Research Studio iSPACE Institution Research Studio iSPACE

The Research Studio iSPACE is one of five studios within the national research organisation Research Studios Austria, which is a not-for-profit company under the auspices of the Austrian Ministry for Science & Research. iSPACE focusses on the development of decision-supporting- and operative-planning-systems and its main research topics are GIS-based spatial analyses and planning sources, integrative location assessment tools, modelling renewable energy sources, sensor web technologies and Spatial Data Infrastructures.

Further Information:
Research Studios Austria – Studio iSPACE

Project Manager: Dr. Thomas Prinz ( )
E-Mail: The City of Munich

The City of Munich is the capital of Bavaria and its main economic and cultural center. Munich has more than 1.300.000 inhabitants and is situated in the alpine upland. It has 11 universities (90.000 students), leading general research instituts (e.g. ifo, Max Planck and Fraunhofer institutes, Helmholtz and Leibniz communities) and business research and development departments of world companies like BMW and Siemens.

Project manager: Dr. Stephan Schott
Mail: Imove

The teaching and research Institute Imove (Department for Mobility and transport at the University of Kaiserslautern) deals with climate protection and e-mobility, public local transport, bicycle traffic, barrier-free infrastructure, mobility behavior and mobility concepts, also with mobility management and mobility counseling for enterprises. The general aim is to develop sustainable forms of mobility for all people, especially for handicapped.

Project manager: Ulrike Reutter

Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia

Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (UIRS) is the central national research institute for spatial planning, urban design and related disciplines. The mission of UIRS includes development of methods for spatial and regional planning, urban planning and design, landscape planning and design, environmental and cultural heritage protection, spatial informatics; co-operation in spatial planning on the international, national, regional and local level; execution of pilot projects for urban development and plans for settlements; international co-operation; as well as co-operation in the education process and training of planners.

Project manager: Andrej Gulič
Email: Rhône-Alpes Region
Rhône-Alpes Region is part of French administration. Its competences are many: railway transportation, education (high school level), higher education and research, vocational training and learning, economic and local development, land use, regional integrated strategy for territorial equipment. It is leaded by a regional assembly with a President and vice presidents for each competence of the Region. It also has an administrative body which organizes the strategic development of the territory, and implements regional policies decided by the elected regional council.

Project Manager: Marion ALLARD
Email: Province of Mantova

The Province of Mantova is a local public authority. It promotes a balanced development of the territory, protects natural, environmental and cultural resources, promotes integrated welfare systems and social opportunities. The Territorial Planning Service of the Province of Mantova is directly involved in the project: its main goal is the implementation of the local territorial policies concerning Spatial Planning and Public Transport.

Project manager:Roberto Grassi
Email: Province of Belluno

The Province of Belluno is a province in the Veneto region of Italy. Its local government in an authority intermediate level between local and regional government and represents the entire provincial community. It operates autonomously within the ambit of its own responsabilities and those assigned by the State and the Region, looks after the community'sinterests and promotes and coordinates its further development and land planning.

Project contact: Giada Pislor
Email: Uncem Piemonte

Uncem is the National Union of Mountain Municipalities and Communities.
Main objectives of Uncem Piemonte are:

- To coordinate Mountain Municipalities and Communities about social and environmental themes and local development
- To cooperate with local authorities for the communication and the knowledge about Piemonte mountain territory
- To help mountain people to find solutions to carry on leaving in their villages, to preserve human presence in the mountains

Project manager: Nuria Mignone
The institution which is the official partner is Joseph Fourier University. It will be involved in the program through the research unit "PACTE".

- University Joseph Fourier Grenoble 1 (UJF) is located in the middle of the Rhône-Alpes region, 2nd French region in terms of research activities. It is a research intensive university in an international and high tech environment, in the world's top 200 universities (Shangaï ranking). :
• 16 800 full time students, excluding doctoral students ;
• 1 500 lecturers and researchers and 1 400 administrative and technical staff ;
• 70 laboratories organised in four core areas : Mathematics-Information sciences-Technologies-Communication ; Chemistry-Life sciences-Health-Biotechnologies ; Material sciences-Nanosciences-Engineering - Earth-Universe-Environment ; Humanities ;
• major international and national research centres are located in the Grenoble area as ESRF, ILL, EMBL, CEA ;
• a high density of multinational firms in fields such as nano and micro-electronics and biotechnologies (ST microelectronics, Hewlett-Packard, Becton Dickinson, Schneider Electric, Roche Diagnostics, BioMerieux) ;
• three major science parks (MINATEC, BIOPOLIS, MINALOGIC).


- PACTE is an interdisciplinary research center which covers four important fields of research in social science : public policy, political action, organisation and territory: It brings together 125 researchers and 170 PhD students from many different horizons : geographers, urban planners, sociologists, economists, political scientists, historians and jurists. This joint research unit from the CNRS and Universities is supervised by the Grenoble Institute of Political sciences.

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Project manager: Marie-Christine Fourny

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