The aim of USEAct is to define ways to achieve opportunities for people and businesses to settle in existing locations without consumption of further land.

The themes of protection of empty land and the reuse and re-functionalization of inner urban areas are among the European key strategies for the cities’ sustainable development and their growth.

Particularly, the link between land consumption and models for land-use management both in cities and in metropolitan areas, with special attention to the Urban Growth Management, started becoming a high matter.

In this context the USEAct project aims at exploring the urban development interventions and new or improved settlement opportunities for people and businesses, taking up residence in existing locations without consumption of further land. Each partner is engaged to develop integrated action plans focused on reducing land consumption, to allow at the same time, a sustainable urban change through a better reuse of inner urban areas.