NEW WEBINAR ANNOUNCED: Participatory approaches and social inclusion in cultural heritage
Date: 3 October 2019, 15.00-16.30 CET
Overview: To make sure urban development in cultural heritage and other areas is inclusive and brings social change, cities’ administrations must improve the terms on which individuals and groups take part in society, confronting barriers that prevent participation and meeting communities’ needs. Allowing for bottom up ideas in the participation process is a step towards more socially inclusive planning, especially if these ideas are taken into consideration in decision making.
ROCK cities are testing new approaches to working with communities in a way that is “sensitive, supportive, inquiring and carefully analytical, challenging but not directive or patronizing” (Kennedy, 1996). The final aim is to enhance the capacity of community organisations to influence the decisions that concern them, bringing a more equitable outcome to the process. This webinar will present some of the approaches tested at local level.
NEW WEBINAR ANNOUNCED: Culture as a rocket fuel for urban regeneration: a critical look
Date: 14 November 2019, 11.00-12.30 CET
Overview: In recent years, culture-led regeneration has gained popularity as a means of reversing urban decline by re-branding cities. Culture is used as a development strategy in many European cities, especially those where de-industrialisation hit harder. Culture can also become a means to attract capital, to improve the image of the city, and to promote unity and cooperation. Without necessarily building flagship cultural venues, cities are betting on culture and use it to re-brand themselves. This webinar will discuss well-known examples of cities using culture for urban regeneration purposes and examine some of the consequences of culture-led urban regeneration.
Examples presented include:
Barcelona Lab for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability
We will be hosting a webinar on 'Urban governance and cultural heritage management: the case of public lighting in Lyon' in early 2020. Watch this space to find out more...
The ROCK webinar programme will showcase the leading cultural heritage projects which are driving sustainable urban regeneration across Europe. The webinar programme has been designed to share case studies and insights from ROCK partners on a range of topics relevant to cities, including cultural policy, circular economy, citizen engagement, adaptive reuse, new technologies, and urban biodiversity. Each webinar will clearly demonstrate the opportunities for historic cities and cultural heritage professionals in contributing to new and sustainable (environmental, social and economic) urban processes. Participants will hear from a range of speakers and have the opportunity to ask the experts questions and share ideas with their fellow listeners.