4th CESBA SPRINT WORSHOP in Bezau

90 experts from 13 nations developed joint solutions for a continuous inspection of buildings, neighbourhoods and spatial planning.

18-20/09/2017

90 experts from 13 nations developed joint solutions for a continuous inspection of buildings, neighbourhoods and spatial planning.

The 4th CESBA Sprint Workshop was organized by 9 European projects in collaboration with the Vorarlberg Institute of Architecture under patronage of the government of Vorarlberg.

By means of the so-called Sprint method six working groups dealt with respectively six issues for three days.

The most important results are:

  • A general framework for the assessment of spatial planning
  • Quality criteria for the building culture – from buildings via neighbourhoods to the regions
  • Developing principles for a European competition for good neighbourhood development
  • Preparation of an alpine-wide manifesto for circular economy
  • Suggestions for the further development of CESBA


The focus within all working groups was set on the users and inhabitants of the built environment as well as on a common understanding within Europe.

The enthusiastic exchange showed that there is a high interest in common values within the European culture.

Within the coming months, the individual organisations will continue to work on the knowledge gathered. The results will be summarised. This report also serves as a basis for the further dissemination of these outcomes in international conferences. Within the 5th CESBA Sprint Workshop in Malta Nov. 7th - 9th 2018 results will be evaluated and readjusted.


Main organizing project: CESBA Alps. Contributing projects: CESBA MED, GREENCYCLE, PEACE_Alps, THE4BEES, GRETA, IMEAS, CaSCo, New TREND.