Posts Tagged ‘Cultural heritage’

Giant Intruders In Our Cities – A New Years’ Photo Essay By Iván Tosics

Lately, travelling to conferences throughout European cities, URBACT expert Iván Tosics found himself making gigantic encounters, as spectacular advertising takes on the very walls of urban buildings. A tale of Iván hunting giants and what is behind them – sometimes literally – in Warsaw, Cracow, Bucharest and Budapest. In October 2011 I was invited to a [...]

By Ivan Tosics, on January 3rd, 2014 at 19:55

7 Great Cities – memories from my URBACT Project…

After nearly 3 years of exchanges, I can say that the URBACT LINKS project for the future of historic centres  has been a very interesting experience. I think we have taken the best of each other’s ideas to feed our own reflections and to apply new solutions to our cities. From Almeria, I will remember [...]

By URBACT, on February 13th, 2013 at 17:48

Heritage as Opportunity – HerO Infographic

By URBACT, on July 20th, 2011 at 15:00

Poitiers is changing…

Inhabitants and guests of Poitiers are witnessing multiple alterations in their town’s heritage area. Poitiers is a historic town situated in the west central area of France which contains a large panel of cultural heritage. Its population reaches 83.500 inhabitants. Since Poitiers joined the URBACT HerO project, many transformations have been completed on the ground: [...]

By URBACT, on April 27th, 2011 at 14:25

Jugendbauhütte – Youth Masons’ Lodge: Voluntary Year in Monument Preservation for Young people between 18 and 26

The ‘Jugendbauhütte’ (Youth Mason’s Lodge) is a project of ‘Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz’ (German Foundation for Monument Preservation) organized by the International Youth Community Services (ijgd) that offers young people between 18 and 26 to do a voluntary year in monument preservation and care. The work places are museums and cultural institutions, archaeological institutions, organizations involved [...]

By URBACT, on March 4th, 2011 at 17:01

Exhibition of the HerO Network in Regensburg’s New Town Hall

In cooperation with its Managing Authority of the ERDF Operational Programme, the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology, the Lead Partner Regensburg designed an exhibition on the HerO URBACT project:  twelve panels give information on the HerO network’s objectives and activities, the HerO partner cities as well as the Bavarian ERDF programme. [...]

By URBACT, on January 31st, 2011 at 11:03

A controversy in the heart of Bucharest: the Parliament Palace

Right in the historical centre of Bucharest stands an impressive building that strikes the eye by its particular style. It is the Palace of the Romanian Parliament, a “giant” built during the “golden age” of the dictatorial regime. Constructed with great human and economic costs, the now-called Palace of the Parliament symbolized Ceausescu’s absolute rule, [...]

By URBACT, on January 25th, 2011 at 19:12

Graz City Guide on iPHONE : Urban touch – The Modern way of sightseeing

The city of Graz , city partner in HerO URBACT project, now offers visitors the opportunity to explore the modernity and cultural historic flair of the city in an innovative and playful way, making use of the newest iPhone application “Urban Touch – Graz City Guide on iPhone”. Within seconds the Urban Touch provides useful [...]

By URBACT, on November 2nd, 2010 at 15:25

Can Sofia be like Rome and Athens?

Sofia, capital city of Bulgaria, is a city with rich cultural and historical heritage. The new Bulgarian Government is planning to grant funds for the realization of a project which would breathe new life into Sofia’ s historical character.

By URBACT, on July 1st, 2010 at 15:34

Bruges, UNESCO World Heritage Site – Watchdog groups reactivate debate

The romanticism of John Ruskin apart, Bruges has long had a tradition of civic engagement around the question of conservation of its urban heritage. Particularly during the post war years the development of the city has been closely monitored by a series of motivated individuals, heritage pressure groups and politicians in opposition – who have [...]

By URBACT, on June 23rd, 2010 at 16:00