Archives for 2013

What’s Your Ideal City? #URBACTCity at the #EUopendays

What’s Your Ideal City? #URBACTCity at the #EUopendays After a tough competition between European Children for the #URBACT2013 Summer University in Dublin, URBACT launched at the occasion of the Open Days in Brussels a Twitter Campaign to know what people’s ideal city is! Tag Your Ideal City #URBACTcity – Twitter Campaign Now Open “Tag your […]

By Segolene Pruvot, on October 9th, 2013 at 23:54

Meeting the Seoul Man

On the business card of Won Soon Park, Seoul’s dynamic and charismatic Mayor, there is a drawing of a spoon-billed sandpiper, with the legend small but can fly further. Mr. Park is very interested in how far he and his city can fly, and if you ever wanted proof of the value of city leadership […]

By Eddy Adams, on September 27th, 2013 at 10:51

Towards a New Deal for European Cohesion Policy

Towards a New Deal was the motto of this year’s XXIII Economic Forum in Krynica and a great deal of energy was around in those days. More than 2,500 guests – political, economic and social leaders – and 500 journalists visited the Forum from nearly 60 countries of Europe, Asia and America. The Forum was […]

By Antonio Borghi, on September 26th, 2013 at 18:44

Back to the Streets of Dublin! #URBACT2013

The three nice days of the full of the URBACT Summer University 2013 were made of hard and intensive work with fantastic people and great learning. They passed off like a one day. After wonderful farewell party in a relax and funny atmosphere at Guinness Storehouse,  on the sunny Saturday morning participants set off on study […]

By Segolene Pruvot, on September 19th, 2013 at 13:24

Second day at #URBACT2013: The engine room of the URBACT Summer University

After the promising start of the Summer University yesterday at the Trinity College facilities in Dublin – which you can see in this video , yesterday was the time to learn some more methodologies and to give a push to the development of several Action Plans for Allium, which are going to be presented today […]

By Segolene Pruvot, on August 30th, 2013 at 20:08

The URBACT Summer University 2013 – A promising start

Yesterday morning, the second URBACT Summer University started in the wonderful setting of Dublin’s famous Trinity College and it is – once again – bound to become a very dynamic and interactive event with lots of intense discussions and fruitful exchanges. The Summer University is dedicated to the Local Support Group members and aims to provide […]

By Segolene Pruvot, on August 29th, 2013 at 12:29

Best Practice Is a Dead End – Our Focus Should Be on Building Local Capacity for Social Innovation

  What’s in a name? Whether you call it Social Innovation, Public Service modernization, or anything else, Dublin, host city for the 2013 URBACT Summer University, is a good place to focus on how cities can make better use of public resources in future. For, as we all know, the former Celtic tiger’s claws have […]

By Eddy Adams, on August 12th, 2013 at 11:25

Letter from America: The F Word, Watch a City Die because of the Mismatch between the City and the Functional Urban Area

The urban news in America has been dominated by three stories. First, the not guilty verdict on George Zimmerman the killer of Trayvon Martin. Second, Anthony Wiener’s predilection for sexting – he was the front runner for the democrats to get the nomination in the New York mayoral race and third the city of Detroit going into […]

By Peter Ramsden, on August 8th, 2013 at 12:02

The Work and Role of Urban Planners in Local Development – Some Critical Remarks

Recently, I attended the joint congress of two large associations of planners, the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) took place on 15th-19th July at the University College Dublin. Of the approximately 1200 participants only 500 were European, the rest came mainly from the United States […]

By Ivan Tosics, on August 5th, 2013 at 18:44

Running the River of Awesome

As my U.S. friends might put it. “urban running rocks”. For me, there are few better ways of getting to see a city than pulling on your runners and heading out the door, particularly if you’re only there for a dew days. I wrote this on the way back from a three-day event in Philadelphia […]

By Eddy Adams, on July 11th, 2013 at 18:03