The Landscape Interface Studio (LIS) in FADA has been involved in the development of the European Regional Development Fund € 2.8m project – ‘Waterways Forward’ over the past 2 ½ years. ‘Waterways Forward’ brings together 17 partners representing public authorities and institutions across 11 EU countries + Norway and Serbia to improve the management and socio/economic development of regional inland waterways and adjacent regions.
LIS is acting as communications consultants to British Waterways displaying project outputs through workshops and organising the final exhibition which will promote Kingston University across Europe.
LIS successfully secured Proof of Concept Funding from the Kingston University Enterprise Development Fund in Jan 2010. This was used to fund a project manager for the initial stages of their involvement in ‘Waterways Forward’ allowing time for contracts to be negotiated and signed and for a management scheme to be developed.
Final funding from the EU Interreg IVC Programme Secretariat was awarded at the start of 2010 and a staff and student team presented at the launch meeting of ‘Waterways Forward’ in Den Haag in March.
The second partner meeting took place in Milan and Ferrara, Italy in early September 2010 where the capacities of LIS were presented to partners and representatives from the regions of Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna who hosted the meeting.
Please visit the following link to the Landscape Interface Studio website: