The Kairós five pillar model
There is a growing interest from cities, whatever their size, in developing a more balanced [integrated] approach to maximize the role of heritage in their strategies on sustainable urban development. That is the case of the KAIRÓS five-pillar model, by assembling five key dimensions: Space, Economy, Attractiveness, Social Cohesion and Governance. The KAIRÓS model has proved to be helpful in driving action planning in a variety of circumstances and local needs. From revitalizing Šibenik´s old town, a place with an outstanding beauty in the Croatian seashore, but affected by depopulation, tourism-driven gentrification and lack of urban vitality during the low season; to reverting the vicious circle of degradation of the historic Barrios Altos of Mula, in the southeast of Spain. TASO was hired as principal consultant for KAIRÓS, an URBACT Action Planning Network running from 2019 to 2022.