Regional Agency for Infrastructures, Urban Regeneration and Energy for Liguria
IRE is a joint-stock company established in 2014 by the Liguria Region, by merging three regional companies. The aim of the company is urban and infrastructures development in the region and the implementation of energy policies. The tasks of the company are feasibility studies, tendering procedures, public works management, support to public entities (region and municipalities), implementation of innovation projects, elaboration and management of urban planning projects and of inclusive urban regeneration projects, environmental remediation, social housing retrofitting, support to the region in the management of ERDF related calls, and EU funds research. IRE has a vast experience in the elaboration and management of EU projects, also on the topic of smart cities and communities.
IRE has over 30 employees with technical skills and experience in buildings, urban and infrastructures design and planning, public procurement, management, communication and training. With its infrastructure development and urban/building renovation skills, IRE supports the regional authority and other local administrations in the following activities: planning and implementation of new infrastructures such as hospitals, roads and biking paths, river banks, etc.; preparation of feasibility studies and projects according to the region’s strategic plan; elaboration of sustainable urban regeneration plans; planning and implementation of requalification, regeneration and restoration actions in urban centres, also through citizen engagement and with a specific attention to social inclusion; integrated planning; smart city planning. IRE also has expertise in restoring the hydraulic safety of rivers and creeks in Liguria, in the requalification of public heritage sites and buildings and in the related analysis of adaptive reuse options taking into account economic feasibility. IRE’ s team also has vast experience in the restoration of dismissed industrial sites.