Posts Tagged ‘Governance’

4 lessons for driving digital growth: TechTown’s tales from Tallinn

In a hilltop meeting room overlooking stunning San Sebastian in early 2016, TechTown’s Lead Expert Alison Partridge and I told our new, fresh URBACT network of 11 European cities that we wanted them all to come on a study visit to Tallinn (Estonia) in 12 months time. Cue awkward silence… and only one or two [...]

By Tracey Johnson, on July 24th, 2017 at 11:51

Cities for all ages: 3 stories to get inspired

We claim to want to build cities for everyone but it seems that not everyone is invited to be part of the conversation. Among many dimensions of exclusion, such as gender, economic status or ethnicity, there is one that is probably the easiest to remedy and yet often forgotten: age. As Gil Penalosa, former Commissioner [...]

By Ania Rok, on July 28th, 2016 at 10:19

How a regulation turned Bologna’s civic pride into action

An association of Bologna women turned an unused city-owned building into an ‘ethical boutique’. It’s one result of a new city policy that encourages citizens to volunteer their time and talents while governing their use of public assets. (Rete Civica Iperbole) A few years ago, a group of women in their 50s living near Bologna’s [...]

By Simone D'Antonio, on April 12th, 2016 at 15:00

Measuring Impacts of Local Action Plans in Cities

ESIMeC  is one of the 3 so called URBACT ‘delivery pilots’ funded to test whether transnational exchange and learning continues to be useful during implementation of Local Action Plans. The pilots started early in 2014 and run until March 2015 so now seems like a good time to take stock and share some of our [...]

By Alison Partridge, on December 10th, 2014 at 15:48

We Need to Talk About… Delivering on Our Action Plans (part I)

ESIMeC  is one of the 3 so called URBACT ‘delivery pilots’ funded to test whether transnational exchange and learning continues to be useful during implementation of Local Action Plans. The pilots started early in 2014 and run until March 2015 so now seems like a good time to take stock and share some of our [...]

By Alison Partridge, on December 5th, 2014 at 20:22

Metropolitan Governance

NeT-TOPIC Project cities share a set of common challenges. All of them are peripheral territories located in different European metropolitan areas. These cities have developed and continue to develop strategies to transform their nature as urban slums, which were created and evolved in the context of the industrialisation process some decades ago. This peripheral character [...]

By URBACT, on January 7th, 2011 at 15:22

Participation – necessary, complex and fun

Participation is a key element in all modern Urban Development Strategies. Just asking people to vote a local council every four or five years is no longer good enough. People want to have a say in all aspects concerning their neighbourhood from school to traffic and new buildings. Older models of  participation like Arnstein’s “Ladder [...]

By URBACT, on November 16th, 2010 at 16:15