The present deliverable, D1.1 Guidelines for mentoring activities, has been prepared by EUROCITIES with input from the ROCK partners (notably, COBO, ICLEI), to provide general information and guidance on how to prepare, run and follow-up the three mentoring visits and three work-shadowing visits organised in the framework of ROCK’s first work package. The results of these activities will feed into the integrated management plans prepared as part of WP2.
This document was submitted in February 2018 as a template for Replicator cities to fill in. After revision at the request of the European Commission, the structure of this document has been revised so the deliverable gives a better overview of the implementation process in the three Replicator cities.
This is the first of three factsheets, which will present the diverse facets of the ROCK project. In this one, we share with you information ´concerning how co-creation contributes to heritage-led urban regeneration, in particular through the ROCK LivingLabs.
This is the second of three factsheets, which will present the diverse facets of the ROCK project. This second one will refer to the knowledge exchange process among cities that are part of ROCK dealing with similar challenges, or the so-called ROCK Mentoring process.
This report provides analysis, reflection, tips and guidance on how to better communicate the city through Cultural Heritage. First of all, it helps to identify the concepts and practices that can be used for constructing a consistent narrative of the historical European cities in a contemporary and global context. The main aim is finding a path for these cities in order to show their uniqueness off and protect the legacy coming from the past as an asset for their future development. Cities might be a collective platform for sharing information, knowledge and experiences. The bigger and smaller stories of the city should be recognisable, comprehensible and enjoyable for a wide range of citizens and visitors. They must record and inspire actions that help to build up community and help in the design of a new urban future, greener, fairer and more democratic. This resource intends to provide guidance and inspiration in order to translate a more comprehensive perspective of CH into outstanding stories and captivating images able to catch the interest not only of visitors but also investors, innovators and the local population. In short, a simple tool to help get the most of CH when branding and communicating the contemporary city.
Citizens’ needs are changing, and so must cities adapt and assess priorities for the greater goods. In this booklet of case studies published as part of ROCK, we tell you five ways cities invent new governance models to turn into more creative and sustainable places to live. City administrations take on new roles as brokers or advisors, using their connections to help create new cultural partnerships: in Lyon, the Urban Heritage Observatory works with focus groups to assess the changes in the way of living and working in the World Heritage city centre. In Skopje, the SkopjeLab transforms the way public services work. Cities offer public spaces to be used by citizens, entrepreneurs, artists and other actors of urban change such as in Athens who renovated the Kypseli Market to turn it into a new agora. In the Marvila area of Lisbon, residents are taking over abandoned spaces to make them theirs again and foster creativity in the neighbourhood. But all this is not possible without the direct involvement of citizens, and them taking ownership of the public goods. Which is why Bologna developed the regulation of collaboration between citizens and the city for the care and regeneration of urban commons. The governance of the city is changing as cities test new models able to integrate as many voices as possible to deliver urban development in the most inclusive and creative way. Read more about the cities' experiences in the booklet!