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Programme 2013

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Last update - 22nd August, 2013

28-august-2013

EARLY BIRD TAI CHI & QI GONG CLASSES
08.45  -  09.30
Arts Building
REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE
09.30  -  10.00
Edmund Burke Theatre (Arts Building Room 1008)
Opening Plenary
  • Michael LAYDE, Irish Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government / Chair of the URBACT Monitoring Committee
  • Michael RALPH, Adviser to the Director General, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission (TBC)
10:00  -  10:30
Edmund Burke Theatre (Arts Building Room 1008)
Introducing the Summer University
  • Presentation of the event
10.30  -  11.00
Arts Building
COFFEE BREAK
11:00  -  13:00
URBACT LAB I - Getting Started: Welcome to the City of Allium!
  • Exploring the city challenge
  • Framing problems
  • Engaging stakeholders
13:00  -  14:00
Arts Building
LUNCH
14:00  -  16:00
ULSG@WORK I - Working on Deputy Mayor’s Brief
  • Exploring and defining problems
  • Reviewing stakeholders
16:00  -  16:30
Arts Building
COFFEE BREAK
16:30  -  17:30
4 PARALLEL MASTER CLASSES - Expert Insights on Urban Challenges
  • Roma Ghettos in European Cities: Who Made Them? by Catalin BERESCU, Romania [+]

    Roma Ghettos in European Cities: Who Made Them? is an inquiry that aims to bring forward and put together some forgotten pieces of history and some contemporary facts from around Europe. Planning is rarely regarded as a racist activity, and in fact, it rarely is, however, the amount of recurrent mistakes in what concerns Roma settlements, Gypsy camps or Travellers’ camping sites deserves a retrospective and a comparative regard.

    If we are to find an alternative to current practices, we should first not name these places mahala, campo nomadi, village d’insertion and maybe go for poverty neighbourhood, slum and ghetto in a technical and normative way. Indeed, the sweet life in some of these places might give us a better perspective on co-housing than a visit in a hippy community and give us ideas about the value of common shared space but the misery in most of them should put us to shame and it shouldn't be allowed to blame it on the victims anymore.

    From the social housing inferno of the communist era to the massive growth of ethnic slums – either as fragile developments around East European cities or as informal camps in the West – there is a long way that is full of misunderstandings, misconceptions, lack of power, money and goodwill. We clearly need some new tools to deal with the Roma/Gypsy settlements, old and new, spontaneous or planned.

  • How Cities Can Make the Most of Social Media by Linda CHEUNG, United Kingdom [+]

    Connecting and Engaging – Developing Communities and Cities with Social Media Class

    Once deemed a fad that wouldn’t last, social media is now a vital communication channel for businesses and public services. URBACT has increased its use of social media in recent years, enabling participants to communicate, network and share information.

    This class explores how cities can make the most of social media.The class will include:

    • Why social media is important and how “old rules” can be applied to “new tools”
    • The key social media platforms: where best to start, and differences in tone and use
    • Examples of how social media can be used in cities and communities
    • Tips and actions to improve your social media use and profiles.

    For those who already use Twitter, Linda is @LindaCheungUK and the Summer University’s hashtag is #URBACT2013.

    More about speaker read here.

     

  • Participation, Social Innovation and Youth Policies: A 2.0 Recipe, by Marco RANIERI, Italy [+]

    In this period of crises and change, can we still leave young people on the bench?

    How public policies can create the enabling conditions for innovation, facilitate community and invest in people’s ideas and creativity, contributing to economic prosperity and social wellbeing?

    Presenting the case of Bollenti Spiriti (a regional programme of youth policies, with a strong multi-sectoral approach, promoted since 2006 by the Apulia Region - south of Italy), the class will focus on the participative practices of community-led development, valuing the endogenous resources of the young citizens, pursuing the aim of networking, opening up spaces for social, cultural and educational initiatives and endorsing the entrepreneurial and creative potential of young generations. The evolution of the role of local authorities will be analyzed: not just bodies that allocate and monitor, but institutions that act responsibly as server and platform, promoting great transparency and collaborative attitude, fostering sustainable and cohesive development and using smart communication channels and social media.

  • Designing Urban Policies in an Integrated Way by Ivan TOSICS, URBACT Thematic Pole Manager, Hungary [+]

    Integrated Urban Policies: why, what, how?

    Who would doubt that cities face in the upcoming years a growing number of challenges: slowing economic competitiveness, demographic changes (ageing), difficulties with migration and social inclusion, energy shortages, global warming and environmental decline.

    And who would doubt that these challenges have to be addressed in an era of economic and financial crisis with no economic growth (at least for a while) and radically reduced public budgets (for longer period). The saying "more has to be achieved with less” became a bitter reality.

    However, "do not waste the crisis”: this difficult situation can be turned into positive, leading to deep changes in urban policy making. It is the local governments who are the closest to the problems and they are also the closest to the solutions.

    The class will be about the very much needed integration of planning and policies. Three types of integration will be analysed:

    • between policy areas (avoiding silos),
    • between neighbouring municipalities (allowing for cooperation in functional urban areas)
    • between different levels of government (allowing for multi-level governance)

    These types of integration, essential for better planning and policy making, will be illustrated with good (and less good) examples of European cities. Procedural aspects, such as strategic planning with participatory mechanisms, and institutional aspects will also be tackled.

     

17:45  -  18:10
Edmund Burke Theatre (Arts Building Room 1008)
URBACT TALK - Inspirational Story from Around Europe
  • Cities for People by Camilla VAN DEURS, Partner in Gehl Architects, Denmark
18:10  -  18:30
Edmund Burke Theatre (Arts Building Room 1008)
Closing Remarks
  • Jan OLBRYCHT, Member of the European Parliament, President of the URBAN Intergroup
20:00
Dublin City Hall
WELCOME RECEPTION HOSTED BY OISÍN QUINN, LORD MAYOR OF DUBLIN

29-august-2013

EARLY BIRD TAI CHI & QI GONG CLASSES
8:30  -  9:00
Arts Building
WELCOME COFFEE
09:00  -  09:30
Edmund Burke Theatre (Arts Building Room 1008)
URBACT TALK - Inspirational Story from Around Europe
  • Leadership and European Networking by Furio HONSELL, Mayor of Udine, Italy [+]

    More about speaker read here

09:30  -  11:00
URBACT LAB II - Preparing Effective Action-Planning
  • Building evidence
  • Exploring expected results
11:00  -  13:00
ULSG@WORK II - Working on the Deputy Mayor’s Brief
  • Enhancing evidence
  • Defining expected results
13:00  -  14:00
Dining Hall
LUNCH
14:00  -  15:30
URBACT LAB III - Action Planning
  • Participative action planning
  • Considering resources
  • Generating and agreeing actions
15:30  -  17:30
ULSG@WORK III - Working on the Deputy Mayor’s Brief
  • Action planning
FREE EVENING

30-august-2013

EARLY BIRD TAI CHI & QI GONG CLASSES
08:30  -  09:00
Arts Building
WELCOME COFFEE
09:00  -  09:30
Edmund Burke Theatre (Arts Building Room 1008)
URBACT TALK - Inspirational Story from Around Europe
  • Black holes: improving efficiency between local actors, by Jean Loup DRUBIGNY, former Head of the URBACT Secretariat, France
09:30  -  11:00
URBACT LAB IV - Checking: Ready for Launch?
  • Checking coherence
11:00  -  13:00
ULSG@WORK IV - Getting Ready to Launch
  • Reviewing and consolidating
  • Preparing for the Dragons' Den contest
13:00  -  14:00
LUNCH
14:00  -  16:00
URBACT LAB V - Dragons' Den: The Contest
  • Presenting and voting on the ULSG@work results
16:00  -  16:30
Arts Building
COFFEE BREAK
16:30  -  17:30
Edmund Burke Theatre (Arts Building Room 1008)
Drawing Lessons from USU 2013
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Closure by Emmanuel MOULIN, Head of the URBACT Secretariat
20:00
Guinness Storehouse
FAREWELL PARTY!

31-august-2013

10.00  -  13.00
Study Visits