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In the past two years, a group of international experts from European infra-providers, authorities, knowledge institutes and consultants felt the urgency for an improvement in the return on investments in European infrastructure. The analysis showed (see TIILUP roadmap and Prologue study) a wide variety of investments planned for the coming years in maintenance, renewal, expansion and climate resilience of infrastructure. The group concluded that when these investments are planned, managed and designed in a traditional (sectorial-technical solution driven) manner opportunities for an increased ‘Urban Vitality’ are not taken. In a series of group discussions, best practice analysis and international workshops deepened the understanding of the subject matter:

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CASE STUDIES
A series of prologue case studies is proposed in order to improve the parameters for implementation, knowledge dissemination and European relevance
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FIVE TYPES OF CHALLENGES
These five challenges appear across Europe
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PROPOSAL FOR FURTHER RESEARCH
Efforts should focus on improving the return on investment in current and future investments and therefor have an implementing character such as tools, best practice analysis and practical frameworks and pilot practices