Posts Tagged ‘Bologna’

Urban regeneration through cultural heritage: three cities’ stories

Cécile Houpert, Project Officer at EUROCITIES, takes a look at three cities taking part in the EU funded ROCK project. What have Bologna (IT), Lisbon (PT) and Skopje (MK) got in common? Apart from being major European metropolises and hotbeds of culture and heritage, the three cities are part of the EU funded ROCK project […]

By Cecile Houpert, on December 12th, 2019 at 18:47

A guide to crowdfunding for local authorities

How do local authorities in Europe tackle growing economic and social challenges in their territories with an ever-shrinking budget? Many of them have started partnering with local and national crowdfunding platforms, ranging from civic and cultural projects, to entrepreneurial and “green” business ideas. What is crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is a relatively new form of raising funds […]

By Francesca Passeri, on September 5th, 2019 at 11:37

Buying a better future

Matthew Baqueriza-Jackson was the Lead Expert for Procure and is currently the Network Expert for Making Spend Matter. He represents URBACT on the EU Urban Agenda Partnership for Innovative and Responsible Public Procurement and believes the way cities buy goods and services can change for a better economic, social and environmental future. The ‘Buying a […]

By Matthew Jackson, on October 30th, 2018 at 14:12

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

Governing Large Cities after the Financial Crisis

Growing democracy deficit and quickly shrinking public budgets : European cities react very differently on these circumstances. Many look for innovations and show more flexibility towards population claims, in some others progressive new mayors are elected, while some even strengthen authoritarian policies. With over 700 participants, plenary discussions and 19 parallel tracks the AESOP’2015 Congress […]

By Ivan Tosics, on October 22nd, 2015 at 21:20

From Bologna to Europa: Relationships between Creative Industries & Local Authorities

How can a whole city be involved around the relationship between creativity and entrepreneurship?  During a transnational meeting of the URBACT project Creative SpIN  in Bologna, the Municipality showed the impact of the long-standing interaction among local public administrations, entrepreneurs active in traditional sectors and cultural and creative enterprises.  The visit exemplified the project’s process […]

By Simone D'Antonio, on May 23rd, 2014 at 14:17

Creative Industries In Cross-Sectoral Interactions

How can a whole city be involved around the relationship between creativity and entrepreneurship? Philippe Kern, lead expert of the project, founder and managing director of KEA, shared his views on creative industries and fostering creative ecosystems in cities with Simone D’Antonio, Cittalia, during a Creative SpIN project study visit in Bologna. How Are Creative […]

By Simone D'Antonio, on April 11th, 2014 at 13:31