The project partners helped create partnerships for each of its demonstration sites that brought together community members, local authorities and representatives of other cross-sector organisations. Together they implemented changes and modified plans according to the results of integrative models operating across different scales. Through these partnerships, Value + successfully integrated local engagement with strategic planning.
The VALUE + participatory approach was used at six sites across four countries. One example of these was situated in the Stuttgart region, along the Fils Valley. Local authorities were planning an industrial heritage route to promote the region’s remarkable history. Through VALUE+, the local authorities designed and built the route using participation and visualisation tools.
Besides Stuttgart, the project approach was used in Liège, Menen and Zeebrugge in Belgium, Amesrfoort in the Netherlands, and Manchester and Sheffield in the UK. Green Cycle routes, highway design, public and community spaces, and urban master plans were all enhanced using the VALUE+ approach.