case studies list for culture & creativity

  •  culture

Dresden’s arts centre

Dresden has converted an abandoned power station into a vibrant cultural centre on time, on budget and to great acclaim with the help of a cooperative approach and structured dialogue process. The project has achieved its objective of giving two municipal theatres a city-centre home and catalysed the revitalisation of the district.

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case study date : 11-10-2019

  •  culture

Rennes - hotel of projects

Rennes has put citizen empowerment and experimentation at the heart of a project to find a new purpose for a former science faculty building. The resulting ‘hotel of projects’ welcomes diverse temporary initiatives reflecting the immediate needs of a community in motion, establishing a new kind of inclusive creative and learning space.

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case study date : 11-10-2019

  •  culture

Zaragoza - Harinera culture centre

Zaragoza has established the first public cultural centre in Spain co-managed by the city and citizens. Started as an experimental project to provide equality of access to culture, Harinera ZGZ has become a successful, sustainable space dedicated to participation, empowerment and transformation of the neighbourhood through creativity.

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case study date : 11-10-2019

  •  culture

Cities in action: Dusseldorf linking up creatives

Dusseldorf has pioneered a new kind of proactive support agency to enable the growth of the creative industries. KomKuK stimulates collaboration, activity, innovation and enterprise, simultaneously raising the city's profile as a creative force and citizens' quality of life.

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case study date : 10-10-2019

  •  culture

Cities in action: Vilnius tech park

Vilnius has repurposed a major historic site for the 21st century, transforming unused hospital buildings into a dynamic centre connecting technology, culture and creative industries. Vilnius Tech Park has not only put the city on the global start-up map, it has also become a community asset, enabling residents to connect with their heritage and new technology.

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case study date : 30-07-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Bologna - It's a living lab!

The University of Bologna, situated in the historic centre of the city, is one of the oldest in Europe. This provides many opportunities but is also challenging as different communities (students, residents, tourists, business owners) are crossing paths without always understanding each other.

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case study date : 15-07-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Cluj-Napoca - Imagine the future of the city!

Over the last 10 years, Cluj- Napoca has been the only growing city in Romania. As a natural consequence, the city’s cultural life has been constantly evolving, a process also driven by the European Youth Capital title given in 2015 and the candidature to the European Capital of Culture for 2021.

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case study date : 15-07-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Eindhoven - Tailor-made district for cooperative development

Eindhoven is currently the largest city in the south of the Netherlands. Eindhoven got his city rights as far back as 1232. In the 19th and 20th century it started growing fast due its attractiveness for cheap land and cheap labour for developing industries.

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case study date : 15-07-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Liverpool - Adaptive sustainable reuse linked to participatory approaches

Home to 552,000 inhabitants, Liverpool was deeply affected by the decline of manufacturing and port related industries in the 1970s and 80s. Today, Liverpool is cited as one of the most successful examples of European RIS3 funded regeneration.

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case study date : 15-07-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Turin - Space for ideas to breathe

Turin was deeply affected by the 1980s industrial crisis, which left 10 million square meters of abandoned industrial areas and a population decrease from over 1 million to less than 900,000 in its wake. Heavy investment in culture and knowledge, including universities, research and training, has turned Turin into one of the most dynamic Italian cities.

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case study date : 15-07-2019