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PLUS: Management Structure

User Involvement and Project Management

The PLUS consortium comprises of nine research institutes, 18 city authorities, and two international urban networks.

PLUS contains strong elements of user involvement during the life of the project. While the academic partners carry out the research and sit on the Steering Committee, the City partners are involved in three ways:

1. As case studies. Each of the cities has a reputation for progressive urban management from which we can learn.

2. As contributors during our conferences. We have planned two practitioner oriented events, in Heidelberg, Germany, in October 2002, and in Bristol, UK, in March 2004. It is at these events that the results from the research will be first presented. First PLUS International Conference, Heidelberg, Oct 2002.
 

3. As members of the Advisory Board. To ensure that the research is focused on and useful to current policy-makers, each case study city has a representative on the project Advisory Board.

For case study cities, the benefits come from interaction with many other innovative cities from Europe and beyond. Case study cities have access to the latest scholarly thinking, and will be able to learn from their counterparts in other countries. They will also be able to present evidence about their achievements to the wider world.

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