DECEMBER 14, Brussels > Partnership for urban development – Future of the EU Urban Agenda

Partnership for urban development – Future of the EU Urban Agenda
EESC, room VMA 3 – rue van Maerlant 2, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

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Following the lead of the upcoming Dutch EU Presidency, the European urban policy community is actively working on the preparation of an Urban Agenda. The aim is to promote cooperation between European, national and city level representatives and stakeholders so as to stimulate growth, liveability and innovation. In order to better understand how to engage civil society organisations, the Dutch Presidency invited the EESC to express its opinion on this issue.

It is within this context that the EESC is organising a public hearing on Partnership for urban development – Future of the EU Urban Agenda. The purpose of the hearing is to gather suggestions from representatives of civil society organisations as well as experts in the field of urban development, and discuss them with institutional representatives in view of channelling findings into the EESC’s opinion. The event will take place on 14 December 2015 from 2.30 p.m. at the EESC’s premises.

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DECEMBER 2-3, Plzen > Creative Placemaking Festival

December 2-3, 2015
DEPO2015, Pilsen; DOX, Prague

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Creative placemaking and sustainable urban development are among the most intriguing current challenges. How can designers, urban planners, architects, cultural operators, and other creative minds contribute? What role can abandoned industrial spaces play in industrial towns and cities? How can new technologies be used for cities’ development and transformation? How can new ways of engaging citizens and attracting tourists help to (re)create cities, towns, and places? Modern cultural institutions: how do they help create places and implement cultural strategies, while engaging business, art, and policy actors?

The aim of this year’s edition of the Open Up! Creative Placemaking festival is to answer these questions and discuss culture driven urban development. The event will bring together policy makers, artists, representatives of cultural institutions, architects, designers, and the general public to discuss how to use the arts and culture in order to design better cities.

Among some of the confirmed guests are Agata Etmanowicz (Fabryka Sztuki), Štěpán Kubišta (Jatka 78), Levente Polyak (Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Center), Kim Tuin (NDSM creative zone in Amsterdam), and many other experts.

You can find the draft agenda and more information HERE.

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NOVEMBER 23-24, Budapest > A SEM IX. Budapesten – Egy fenntartható városrehabilitáció anatómiája

A SEM IX. Budapesten – Egy fenntartható városrehabilitáció anatómiája – Konferencia és városi séta / La SEM IX à Budapest – L’anatomie d’une transformation durable
2015. november 23-24.

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A Ferencváros rehabilitációja az első olyan budapesti városfejlesztési projekt volt, amely egy önkormányzat és a magánszféra együttműködésére alapult. A fejlesztés az 1990-es évek elején kezdődött, célja a kerület megújítása volt a leromlott épületállomány fokozatos felújításán és a helyi életminőség javításán keresztül. A fejlesztés középpontjában a SEM IX vegyes gazdasági társaság volt, amelyet az 1980-as években kifejlesztett francia modell alapján hoztak létre. A rehabilitáció sikerének általános elismertsége és eredményeinek tartóssága ellenére a SEM IX munkája kevéssé ismert a közvélemény számára.

A konferencia és városi séta célja a SEM IX. munkájának újrafelfedezése. A program a ferencvárosi rehabilitáció folyamatát mutatja be magyar és francia szereplőin, városfejlesztési és gazdasági modelljén, mechanizmusain és eljárásain keresztül. A Kortárs Építészeti Központ és a Budapesti Francia Intézet által szervezett esemény célja egy olyan rehabilitációs folyamat megértése, egyidejűleg a nagyközönség számára való bemutatása, amely a jövő fejlesztési projektjei számára is modellként szolgálhat.

November 23. Helyszín: Francia Intezet / Institut Francais de Budapest – 1011 Budapest Fő u. 17.
A konferencia nyelve magyar és francia, szinkrontolmácsolást biztosítunk

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NOVEMBER 14, Roma > Mercato come Servizio

Il 14 Novembre si terrà l’incontro “Mercato come Servizio” all’interno della rassegna “Nuova Vita ai Mercati”. L’evento si terrà presso il Mercato Metronio di Via Magna Grecia dalle 10:30 alle 14:30. Per partecipare si prega di registrarsi a info@eutropian.org

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L’evento consiste di un laboratorio con presentazioni e discussione in gruppi sulle potenzialità e le sfide per integrare nuovi usi e nuove funzioni all’interno dei mercati rionali esistenti, al fine assicurare una sostenibilità economica del mercato pur mantenendo la dimensione pubblica ed inclusiva dello spazio.

Programma del 14 Novembre presso il Mercato Metronio

Programma
10:30 – 11:30: benvenuto, introduzione, walkabout con Urban Experience
11:30 – 12:30: discussione in gruppi / modello gestionale del mercato / offerta funzionale e programmatica / modelli economici di mantenimento e ristrutturazione
12:30 – 13:30: conclusione dei gruppi di lavoro
13:30 – 14:30: pranzo al mercato!

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NOVEMBER 3, Budapest > Kihasználatlan terek a városi közösségek szolgálatában

Kihasználatlan terek a városi közösségek szolgálatában
2015. NOVEMBER 3., KEDD, 9.00-15.00
KÉK, BP. 1111, BARTÓK BÉLA ÚT 10-12.
http://lakatlan.kek.org.hu/seismic-konferencia/
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Magyarországon egyre nagyobb jelentőséget kap a kihasználatlan ingatlanok kérdése. Miközben az üres épületek, helyiségek, telkek jelentős költségeket terhelnek tulajdonosaik vállára, használatba vételükre egyre nagyobb igény mutatkozik a civil és a vállalkozói szférák részéről. Bár az elmúlt években mind az önkormányzatok, mind a civil társadalom oldalán számos kezdeményezés született az üres ingatlanok strukturált újrahasznosítására, a valódi áttörés várat magára. A lakatlan ingatlanok közösségi célú használatba vételének sikere elsősorban a különböző szereplők közötti kommunikáció és bizalom megteremtésén múlik, elősegítve a különböző kapacitások és elvárások, illetve a kínálat és a kereslet közötti kapcsolat létrejöttét.
A konferencia az üres ingatlanok újrahasznosításának lehetőségeit tárja fel, különböző nézőpontok megismertetésén és az egyes városi szereplők igényeinek és lehetőségeinek elemzésén keresztül. Az önkormányzatok, piaci fejlesztő cégek, társadalmi vállalkozások és civil szervezetek képviselőit bemutató és dialógusba hozó esemény célja, hogy újszerű koncepciók segítségével új együttműködéseket hozzon létre egy élhetőbb és fenntarthatóbb város megteremtése érdekében.

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OCTOBER 31, Roma > Mercato in Filiera

31 Ottobre presso il Mercato di Via Alberto da Giussano, 58 al Pigneto

L’evento consiste di un laboratorio con presentazioni e discussione in gruppi sulle potenzialità e le sfide per integrare nuovi usi e nuove funzioni all’interno dei mercati rionali esistenti, al fine assicurare una sostenibilità economica del mercato pur mantenendo la dimensione pubblica ed inclusiva dello spazio.

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Programma

10:30 – 11:00: benvenuto, introduzione
11:00 – 12:30: discussione in gruppi: Produzione / Nuovi modelli di vendita / Consumo e ristorazione smaltimento e riciclo dei rifiuti
12:30 – 13:00: conclusione dei gruppi di lavoro
13:00 – 14:30: pranzo al mercato!

Gli eventi di ‘Nuova Vita ai Mercati’ sono realizzati grazie alla collaborazione di Wonderland Platform for European Architecture, Orizzontale, Emuanuela Liverani, Federico Greco, Manuel Torresan, Osservatorio Carteinregola, Urban Experience, gli operatori del mercato Metronio, gli operatori del mercato di Via Alberto da Giussano con il supporto di European Culture Foundation.

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Open Call: Funding the cooperative city

Funding the cooperative city is a research program aiming at identifying new economic models for community-driven spatial transformation around Europe.

Funded by the Advocate Europe program, we will organize three workshops in Budapest, Rome and Madrid where local initiatives can meet inspiring international projects selected through an international call. The results of this experience, together with the information gathered in the previous workshops held in Rotterdam, Berlin and Paris will compile the “Funding the Cooperative City” publication. The goal of the publication is to develop, through the narrative of selected case studies and the analysis of local socio-economic contexts, a series of recommendations and guidelines useful both for citizens’ initiatives and supportive administrations, at local as well as at the European Union level.

Please send your contributions to info@eutropian.org by 30th October 2015. For further information please visit eutropian.org, contact info@eutropian.org or download the call in a pdf format here.

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Interactive Cities

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Eutropian will be leading the expertise within the URBACT network ‘Interactive cities’, looking into how digital, social media and user generated content can improve today’s urban management in the European cities. With the Leading Partner of the City of Genova (IT) together with Tartu (EE), Alba Iulia (RO), Murcia (ES), Liverpool (UK) and Lausanne (CH) we will start developing this new challenging project in the coming six months and then develop the second phase also with an extended partnership. Further information here.

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VACANT CITY – Book released!

Between 2012 and 2015, the KÉK – Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre invited to Budapest a dozen Dutch practitioners, whose work is organized around the reuse of vacant buildings and areas. By presenting these practices, connecting them to their Budapest counterparts and creating situations of formal and informal exchange, KÉK opened new spaces for thought in the Hungarian architecture, planning and deve- lopment culture and in civil society. Vacant City is the result of these encounters, assembling the key thoughts and experiences of the program’s 3 years.

The publication explores experiments in inclusive urban transformation and can be purchased at lakatlan@kek.org.hu or at the KÉK- Contemporary Architecture Centre Gallery at Bartók Béla út 10-12, Budapest.

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OCTOBER 9, Palermo > Marketplaces as local hubs

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Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa
Venerdì 9 ottobre 2015 dalle 17:00 alle 19:00 (CEST)
Palermo, Italia
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Marketplaces have traditionally constituted some of the most important public spaces, attracting people from all ways of lives and all financial capabilities. In the past decades, however, they gradually lost their role: while urban and metropolitan agriculture are flourishing, and an increasing number of enterprises work on short chain food distribution, many markets in European cities are abandoned or underused. The workshop explores the possibilities to renew markets as public spaces, by connecting them to new agriculture initiatives, by inviting various actors to play a role in their renewal, and by creating viable economic models for their maintenance and vitality, by including new social and cultural functions. The methodology of the workshop consists of collaborative process where participants share a common experience by visiting a traditional food market in Palermo with local experts from the administration, food industry and environmental NGOs, and then within a workshop session the potentials and challenges of a new market will be discussed: how to prevent gentrification, how to ensure accessible good quality food, how to organise markets in order to be economically sustainable. Participants are expected to contribute with their own expertise and bring back home new ideas on the development of a conceptual model for a vital, economically sustainable and socially inclusive marketplace. The outputs of the workshop will be integrated in the ongoing workshop series and publication in collaboration with the European Cultural Foundation, therefore for allowing for a wider dissemination of the experience.

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