Funding the Cooperative City explores new economic models for community-led urban development.
On 27th October at the Timisoara Architecture Biennale The exhibition Adaptable City, first presented in KÉK Budapest, gives an introduction to the logics of temporary use and adaptive reuse, discussing its fundamental questions as well as the organisational, economic, legal and architectural conditions of the reutilization of vacant buildings and sites.
Eutropian co-organised in Alba Iulia the Interactive Cities partnership meeting to develop strategies on how to address cities’ audiences through social media so to improve urban governance.
On 4th October at the Czech Architecture Days A 22′ video by Zsolt Keserue, Levente Polyak and Ágnes Dénes about the transformation of the interiors of prefabricated housing estates. Through interviews and research, the video documents attempts and practices to domesticate and alter radically planned spaces.
Models of collaboration between architecture and other disciplines. On 29th October at the Timisoara Architecture Biennale The workshop aims at supporting workshop participants in developing new business models for their architecture practice, exploring possibilities arising from new forms of collaboration with other disciplines.
The Funding the Cooperative City workshop series arrived in Rome, exploring new economic models of community spaces and bringing together many local initiatives together with ones from Berlin, Halle, Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Want to know more? ù
How can social media improve our urban governance? How to explain to your local stakeholders what you are doing within the Interactive Cities network? Tell them your story! The animation explains the ambition of the City of Murcia, who would like to use social media to involve local inhabitants in the urban regeneration processes of Read More …
Levente joined the Berlin meeting of the Seismic network by presenting the Funding the Cooperative City project. What are the economic models that civic organisations are developing to make their actions sustainable in time? The SEiSMiC project (Societal Engagement in Science, Mutual Learning in Cities) helps tackle Europe’s biggest urban problems by engaging citizens, identifying social Read More …
Eutropian joined the Radio Impegno (the community radio in Rome against the Mafia) issue on Markets in Rome with a podcast containing many of the interviews we did around Europe over the last years. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE! (the podcast is mixed Italian and English) We spoke about Young Market Lab in Bari, of Markthalle Neun in Berlin, of Stará Read More …
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 …
Read the report!
A challenge addressed to the Interactive Cities partners for the best Use Case Story has been launched. The best ones will become a promotional video of Interactive Cities and published in September. The stories are to be sent by Friday 1st July. The goal is to describe in one page how the target group would Read More …
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 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 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 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.