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The starting point for the road to the ideal scenario neighbourhood

If this is not the first time you hear about the drOp project, you already know that one of the key elements is the residents’ involvement. The reason is simple: they are the ones living in the neighbourhood, so local authorities should listen to them, making sure they feel good at home. But how can […]

NEB or when sustainability, beauty and inclusivity take over the neighbourhood

Through its objectives and expected results, drOp can also be considered a demonstration case of the New European Bauhaus, which is why it was selected as an example in one of the latest reports published under the European Committee of the Regions. NEB is an initiative designed with the purpose of bringing the European Green […]

drOp newsletter – Summer edition 2023

Dear reader, Welcome to the first newsletter of the drOp project! We want this channel to be your way to receive updates with our latest activities, spotlights and news related to district renovations, social housing and social innovation. Since the project’s kick-off in October 2022 our team has completed the analysis and diagnosis of the […]

Demonstrating the Renovation Wave in the Affordable Housing sector

drOp had the chance to take part in the Tech Camp event, organised as part of the International Social Housing Festival 2023, in Barcelona this past June. At the start of the session, Martin Willemart, Policy Officer within EuropeanCommission’s DG GROW, introduced the Affordable Housing Initiative (AHI). Itwas launched along the Renovation Wave, with the […]

Representatives reflect and project the Santa Ana neighborhood of the future

The University of Mondragon, Tecnalia research center and the municipality of Ermua organized and coordinated a participatory workshop that brought together relevant and varied local agents, municipal staff and technicians of the drOp project itself. This workshop was held on Tuesday 4th July, at Izarra Centre in Ermua and brought together about twenty-five interlocutors for […]

The Affordable Housing Initiative Tech Camp – ISHF2023

As a lighthouse district demonstrator, drOp will be part of the event during the first day, with a session focusing on how can the Renovation Wave be implemented within the affordable housing sector, together with its two sister projects: ProLight and SUPERSHINE. Below you can find the programme of the first day.