Funding the Cooperative City explores new economic models for community-led urban development.
The final report of the event held on 29th May in Amsterdam is available! Thanks to the cooperation of URBACT, Committee of the Regions, City Makers and Eutropian many cities and city makers from around Europe gathered to share their experience with the Urban Agenda Partnerships!
In the past decade, with the economic crisis and the transformation of welfare societies, NGOs, community organisations and civic developers – City Makers – established some of the most important services and spaces in formerly vacant buildings, underused areas and neglected neighborhoods. Consolidating their presence in the regenerated spaces, these initiatives are increasingly looking into Read More …
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We contributed to the catalogue of the Venice Architecture Biennale’s Hungarian Pavilion with an article “Found resources, Trust and Collaboration: a new generation of cultural venues in Europe”
During the Bratislava workshop, we visited cultural and community initiatives in the Slovak capital that are creating a new scene for the creative sector together with their local communities, such as Cvernovka incubator, Obchodna ulica to be Business Improvement District and the Stara trznica market.
In the frame of the Prague workshop, we visited cultural and community initiatives in Prague’s rapidly transforming Holesovice neighborhood, including Jatka78, the Center for Contemporary Arts Prague and Paralelní Polis, and discussed the modalities of cooperation between citizens and municipalities.
Funding the Cooperative City – Warsaw June 22, 2016 The event is part of the Funding the Cooperative City in Central Europe series that explores, promotes and assists experiments in organising and establishing new community spaces and services in Central European cities. By focusing on the region with emerging entrepreneurial skills and a maturing civil Read More …
Take a look at the publication of the World Urban Campaign and its Urban Thinker Campus, of which Eutropian is associated partner. Further information.
Levente Polyak together with many others talk about the creative sector in the Visegrad Region, read the articles or watch their interviews! Further information.
Speaking about urban regeneration in Rome, its big challenges and small achievements of local communities struggling for a better surrounding environment. Read in German or Italian.
We joined the discussion at Packhuis de Zwijger on how public spaces can connect the the physical and social layers of our neighbourhoods. We brought our experience from Rome thanks to the New Life to Markets video!
In Brussels on 31st May various stakeholders of the Seismic network met to share experiences on the emerging economic models in our cities. How can all this feed into to European policy making? Further information
Communities for co-housing or social enterprises often face difficulty accessing finance, but some succeeded in raising money within the community. The dilemmas seem to focus on creating balance between individual energy and profits, communal needs and returns. Further information available.
We organised together with City Makers, URBACT and Committee of the Regions an occasion for Cities and Makers to discuss about the Urban Agenda, providing the perspective of who works on the ground to the ongoing Partnership working groups. Report soon available. More information here.
The workshop in Rotterdam presented cases of emerging community-led real estate development projects from various cities of Europe by bringing together experiences from Lisbon, Berlin, Belgrade, Rome, Budapest and various Dutch cities. Soon the publication will be available!
Funding the Cooperative City – Prague June 15, 2016 The event is part of the Funding the Cooperative City in Central Europe series that explores, promotes and assists experiments in organising and establishing new community spaces and services in Central European cities. By focusing on Central European cities with emerging entrepreneurial skills and a maturing Read More …
Funding the Cooperative City – Bratislava June 14, 2016 The event is part of the Funding the Cooperative City in Central Europe series that explores, promotes and assists experiments in organising and establishing new community spaces and services in Central European cities. By focusing on Central European cities with emerging entrepreneurial skills and a maturing Read More …
Eutropian will be joining the “Connecting communities through urban design” discussion by presenting the work on Markets in Rome. This is the first event of the new series Public Space. At this event we will focus on the ways public spaces connect the physical and social layers of the city. We will discuss the role Read More …
On Sunday 29 May from 14.00 – 16.30 hs as part of the New Europe City Makers Summit, URBACT, Eutropian, Agora Europe and Pakhuis de Zwijger jointly organise, in cooperation with the European Committee of the Regions the unique dialogue We Make Europe: Cities and City Makers enhancing the (Im)Pact of Amsterdam at FabCity.
A workshop at the International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam on May 28 to discover new economic models for community-led urban development with initiatives from around Europe.
Partners from the Smarticipate project visited Rome and worked on use cases for the development of an open data-based participatory platforms.
Interactive Cities – Urbact in the second phase! The URBACT III Monitoring Committee has approved the 20 Action Planning Networks that will continue their activities in the framework of URBACT. http://urbact.eu/20-action-planning-networks-continue-through-phase-2
A workshop in Rome to discover about new economic models for community-led urban development with initiatives from Italy and around Europe. Un workshop a Roma per conoscere nuovi modelli economici per uno sviluppo urbano promossi dalla cittadinanza con iniziative italiane e straniere.
The article “From Design to Mediation and Development: Emerging Urban Practices and Social Services in European Cities” is published in Michael Ziehl / Carsten Rabe / Till Haupt (eds.) City Linkage: Art and Culture Fostering Urban Futures!
The European Cultural Foundation has sent a letter to the Dutch Minister that has been co-signed by various organisations to highlight the importance of embedding culture and participatory governance models involving citizens, local authorities and EU institutions in the EU Urban Agenda. Letter ECF and partners to Minister Plasterk and Urban Envoy Beets – EU Urban Agenda The letter Read More …
The Funding the Cooperative City – Madrid workshop explored new economic models for community-led urban development in European cities.
“Vemos cómo en los países europeos los proyectos de innovación ciudadana y autogestión establecen más relaciones con el sector privado que con la administración o los ayuntamientos. La cuestión de mantener un derecho de uso o propiedad compartida limitando las actividades que en ellos se alojan es una cuestión clave para que estos proyectos se Read More …
Funding the Cooperative City is on Quaderni of University of Roma Tre. The article (in Italian) explains about the emerging economic models that local communities are developing to run spaces and deliver services. What can be further developed also by public administration to support these initiatives?
Eutropian has contributed to the ECF Manifesto for the Urban Agenda by sharing the experience on the Markets in Rome. Together with many other organisations we aim to raise awareness about innovative civic-public partnership initiatives from across Europe that brought concrete solutions to existing urban challenges. We believe that this can be of inspiration to the European Read More …