Posts Tagged ‘Innovation’

Six URBACT „Golden Nuggets” For Successful Partner Visits

URBACT Projects include a lot of study visits, where partners from several cities travel to one network city to get a sense of the project’s context, local actors, successes and obstacles. What makes for a good partner’s study visits? Here are a few tips from the last project Kick-off meetings. 1. Increase Innovation Potential With […]

By Ivan Tosics, on March 14th, 2014 at 17:19

Towards A European Urban Agenda: Debates Around #EUCities Conference

Storify by URBACT Fri, Feb 28 2014 07:07:28 The ‘Cities for Tomorrow, Investing In Europe’ conference, organised in Brussels in February, aimed at discussing the why, how and what of the European Urban Agenda. Discussions on the conference, the agenda and on links between Europe and Cities spreaded accross to Twitter. Here is URBACT’s Best-Of! […]

By URBACT, on February 28th, 2014 at 17:12

What is Coming in 2014 for URBACT

As a new year started, the editors of this blog paid a visit to Emmanuel Moulin, Head of URBACT Secretariat. Aside from enjoying the view of Paris skyline the secretariat office in Saint Denis offers, we also came back with a very timely blog post – as it turned out, there will be a lot […]

By URBACT, on January 29th, 2014 at 18:57

Cities and Globalisation

This week the economist, Harvard professor and author of Triumph of the City, Ed Glaeser, gave a fast paced and inspiring lecture at the London School of Economics on cities and globalization. Many of his comments resonated with the experiences of European cities and knowledge from URBACT networks. His optimism about the positive effects of […]

By Sally Kneeshaw, on January 24th, 2014 at 16:46

Best Of URBACT Blog 2013

The URBACT Blog is a space for several contributors to share experiences on and insights in the diversity of issues they encounter in and around their activities in URBACT. Here is a selection of articles which we particularly enjoyed reading in 2013: Change and social Innovation, Shrinking Cities, Soft Mobility, Urban Struggles, Stakeholder’s involvement. There […]

By Eddy Adams, on January 21st, 2014 at 19:46

URBACT Expert Eddy Adams Looks Back At His Best Reads Of 2013

December is a time for looking backward and forward. It’s also a time of tradition and sharing, so as 2013 draws to a close I’d like to share one of my family traditions with you. Ever since my kids were small, we have got together at this time to share our favourite things of the […]

By URBACT, on December 13th, 2013 at 13:14

Cities Can Grow Their Health Economy

How can cities boost their economies and improve the health of their population? By investing in innovation and the knowledge economy in the health field! Investigating this area is of the main objectives of the 4D Cities URBACT project, which first transnational meeting took place in Igualada (Spain) on the 18th and 19 th of March.

By Segolene Pruvot, on April 4th, 2013 at 13:14

URBACT Markets Project : Stakeholder inclusion pays off for Torino with 100,000 € web investment

URBACT Local Support Group (ULSG) is paying off handsomely for Torino. Thanks to active ULSG measures, the Chamber of Commerce of Torino has announced it will fund a 100,000 € investment to create a web platform that will promote local markets and test innovative new market services. Engaging the different stakeholders involved in URBACT projects, […]

By URBACT, on March 27th, 2013 at 17:26

Incubating New Ideas in Krakow

“But I’m desperate…how can you help me?” “Don’t worry; we have all sorts of options to help you. For example you could go to our incubator unit” “No, please don’t send me to Cuba!!” This humorous exchange – between “Dmitri” a young Russian job seeker and a local support worker – was part of a […]

By URBACT, on September 27th, 2011 at 10:11

It’s more fun in a group!

Guess what? It’s true! We learned and felt another powerful experience in Barnsley during our last URBACT Creative Clusters project thematic workshop. At the same time that our network is reaching the end, we feel that our team building is improving its abilities to share and learn. The latest edition of the creative brief planted […]

By URBACT, on May 6th, 2011 at 11:07