By studying the different projects funded by UIA, we aim to propose tangible good practices of integrated territorial development. 12 project have been selected and studied over 12 months.
The report is composed of an introduction presenting the methodology, key recommendations for professionals, 6 chapters that detail either the principles or key project phases and the 12 case studies.
The study is the perfect resource to accompany city practitioners in designing the new generation of sustainable urban development projects (the first EUI call has just been launched). You can read the full report here.
In late July we were invited by Largo Residencias to participate at a public discussion in the frame of the Intendente Festival, looking into the consequences of touristification, gentrification and displacement, and explore strategies to strengthen local communities in the face of these transformations.
In June, invited by Aspen Institute Central Europe, I joined reSITE Festival to participate in a keynote discussion with journalist Petr Vizina, UN officer Michal Broža and architect Teddy Cruz about borders, spatial inequality and civil society.
In the past months, we have been working along with various EU institutions to support cities in creating more integrated, sustainable and inclusive policies and in using better existing financial resources. We were present at the European Commission / DG Regio’s Urban Development Network meeting in Ghent and moderated a Dialogue event of the European Investment Bank’s Jaspers programme in Vienna.
We have been helping municipalities in experimenting with new programmes and modalities of cooperation with civic stakeholders. In Split and Dubrovnik, in the frame of the Approaches to Participatory Governance of Cultural Institutions project, we met municipal officers and cultural producers who work on new models of innovative cultural institutions based on the principles of participatory governance. In Murcia, we joined forces with the experimental network Urbelac, connecting European and Latin American cities around innovative policies. With the Interactive Cities Urbact Action Planning Network, we organised a study visit to Helsinki and co-designed a transnational meeting in Tartu.