Looking ahead

To finish this meeting in Køge, louboutin pas cher we discussed how our network of partner towns can find new possibilities for cooperation. nike air max command soldes asics gel lyte 5 We plan to find some new ideas and will discuss this more in Ballymena. nike air max classic bw The Ballymena meeting takes place 2-5th of June. nike air presto nike air max thea soldes Among other things we will take part in a conference about spacial planning. air max homme nike air max femme pas cher We are looking forward to it and to meet again.

Culture and art in our towns

The Køge event has been very interesting with a good programme but also a lot of time to talk about our common interest – town planning and urban development. asics nimbus The knowledge and experiences that partner participants have when you put us all together is great and we really learn from each other. basket nike adidas pas cher We discuss art for breakfast and the need for parking spaces (or do we need them at all?) for dessert after dinner. chaussure adidas nike air huarache soldes This last morning in Køge, each partner presented how they work within the field of culture and art in their towns. chausson ugg adidas yeezy boost Partners agreed on that the museum of art in public spaces that we visited on Wednesday is unique and very inspiring. air jordan future nike femme solde We have learnt that culture in the public realm is truly important and can make a big difference for the people living in the town.

The conference Absolutely Urban was a success! About 150 participants got together at Tapperiet, the local youth cultural centre, which in itself was a very urban setting for the conference. WP_20150319_011 Absolutely Urban raised questions around the fact that cities, towns, local town communities and rural communities today are all taking part in the big urban competition of providing vibrant and flexible urban areas. asics gel quantum 360 During the day, questions were being asked such as: Is there anything else than urbanity today? How can we handle ”absolute urbanity”, when citizens and consumer groups demand direct and determining participation in a still stronger urbanisation of urban and rural communities? Do we understand how to transfer our experiences – from the exchange with citizens, with art and culture as driving forces and with temporary initiatives – to the permanent solutions? Urbanism is a mental state as well as a perspective of life – what characterizes urbanism as a spiritual frame? The programme had 8 speakers, with several influential researchers and practitioners within the field: Henrik Reeh, Urban Culture Lab/University of Copenhagen, talked about the meaning of being absolutely urban by giving 3 examples of absolutely urban phenomena. nike pour homme pas cher The showed the complexity in the term and that a definition must be wide. Jan Gehl, Gehl Architects, has since more than 40 year been an advocate for building cities between the houses and showed on the importance of building cities for people. nike air tn Gehl claimed that the real problem is how we build new cities, not how we develop the already existing cities. When building new cities we still use our old models, but we need to think new and create housing and city areas for the 21st century. adidas femme Living conditions have changed among other things and we need to adapt our cities to new circumstances. Gehl told us we also need to have a holistic approach and aim for appropriate sustainability where all measures taken have a specific purpose. Kenneth Balfelt, artist, was part of the transformation of the public park Folkets Park in Copenhagen. adidas gazelle He talked about the process of developing the park into a park where everyone wanted to go and of how they combined all the differnt interests of the people using the park. WP_20150319_009 Saskia Sassen, prof. of Sociology at Columbia University, New York, talked about the city and how the city is a zone for making life. Peter Bishop, prof. louboutin homme in Urban Design, The Bartlett School of Architecture, London, held a lecture about the temporary city. The idea that we could freeze the city, making it permanent was big in 20th century. nike air pegasus But Bishop meant that this has changed during the last 20 years and temporary events are starting to capture the way the cities work. Temporary urbanism is a response to the emergence of the consume, it is a fragmentation of democratic consensus, a positive force, an act of hope and a political statement. nike air max thea soldes To illustrate the temporary city he gave examples of beaches in Paris, farmers’ markets on Autobahn, popup furniture in the streets, public art, guerilla gardening, occupants and urban culture. Roberta Brandes Gratz, ’urban critic’, journalist and author, New York gave an image of the a rising tide as she called it, that she has seen in the United states. nike air max pas cher She said that historic cities are doomed. They are a museum and private and commercial interest are pushing urban life out of the cities. Real people don’t get a place in the cities when companies and the rich are buying up real estate. Rebuilding a living city is hard. Axel Timm, Raumlabor, Berlin, talked about the process of transforming the area at the old Tempelhof airport which included a 10 step activation plan frpn creating an organization to creating activities. Jes Möller, director of the Köge Kyst project, was the last speaker of the day and talked about the project and how to drive a long term cultural process. WP_20150319_017 The day ended with at panel discussion that included all speakers and all participants were invited to mingling and networking after that.

A successful European network

Thursday was the last day of meeting within the EUPLETT project. ugg australia nike air max command soldes Air Jordan Future Homme A bit sad to say goodbye, ugg australia Adidas Zx 850 Homme we have become friends. adidas femme nike air huarache Nike Air Max 90 Femme But we are looking to see if we can work together again, nike air max classic bw louboutin chine as we have clearly established a good and valuable network between our municipalities and towns. ugg paillettes nike air max soldes adidas superstar 80s homme We already have quite a few new ideas about how to do more things together within the network. Falkenberg’s own town developer Henrik Olsson ended by taking everyone for a tour around the centre of Falkenberg, ugg pas cher buy bns gold once again starting a discussion about how to improve Falkenberg.

Vibrant town centres in a European perspective

IMG_0101 IMG_0104 A little over 100 people gathered today to take part in the open conference that Falkenberg arranged as part of the EUPLETT programme. nike free louboutin flat sandals The conference began with an introduction to the EU efforts to develop towns and cities. new balance femme By 2050, 80 percent of all Europeans will live in towns or cities. goedkoop air max 2017 chaussures nike femme 2017 Chaussures nike In 2016, asics gel noosa tri member state ministers will gather in Amsterdam to decide on an EU urban agenda that will strengthen the growth of cities, Nike Air Max Thea Homme Noir but also address how to handle the social challenges in growing cities. louboutin pigalle After that introduction, Nike Air Max 2018 Femme representatives from each partner shared with us some experiences and challenges from their municipalities and towns. adidas zx 750 homme Nike Free Rn Flyknit Homme Here are their presentations: Ballymena Falkenberg Dubrovnik Schouwen-Duiveland Køge After a nice lunch with local grown produce, we got to listen to three interesting lectures. asics gel kinsei Lina Bjerke from the University of Jönköping talked about relations between a small town and it’s surroundings and about moving patterns for young people leaving the country side to find work or study in the city. nike chaussure nike free trainer Lina Bjerke Anna Mocsáry and Oana Mihaescu from HUI Research told us about retail trends and the future for retail in small towns. adidas tubular shadow asics duomax Nike Free Run Flyknit homme HUI Lastly, nike air max 2016 uomo Rasmus Waern told us about how to handle conflicts in city planning.

Art in urban spaces and 3 different workshops

Our first full day in Køge started with a visit at KØS, the museum of art in public spaces. nike soldes louboutin homme AIR MAX 90 Women
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Reunion in Køge

24 participants from Ballymena, asics gel lyte 5 Dubrovnik, adidas gazelle femme Falkenberg and Schouwen-Duiveland met up with the colleagues from the hosting partner Køge on Tuesday afternoon. asics pas cher We got an introduction to the history of the town and learned about Køge Kyst, a major town development project that will transform parts of the central harbour area into a more attractive and sustainable area. nike air max 2012 Louboutin Pas Cher During the coming days, adidas tubular shadow we will also learn more about Køs, asics gel lyte 3 soldes the museum of art in public spaces and take part of the conference Absolutely Urban.

Visit to Sweden’s largest tourist attraction

When talking about retail in the centre of Falkenberg, it is also relevant to talk about retail outside of the centre of Ullared . chaussures nike femme 2017 air max homme In Ullared, about 30 kilometers from the town of Falkenberg, the EUPLETT participants visited the department store Gekås. adidas homme Adidas Gazelle Soldes Gekås currently has a surface area of 35,000m2 and sells more or less everything people need for their homes, from clothes to food, DVDs and toys.IMG_0007 Gekås’ CEO, Mr Jan Wallberg, welcomed us to the store and told us the history of Gekås. louboutin homme It is today the biggest tourist attraction in Sweden and last year, almost 5 million people visited the store. basket nike adidas zx 750 pas cher The record for the number of customers on a single day was made on Tuesday 21 July 2015, when 28,900 customers shopped in the store. nike air presto asics france On average, customers drive 230 km one way to visit the store (according to saugeenexpo.ca). IMG_0018 After the presentation, the EUPLETT delegation worked with evaluating the EUPLETT project.

Hello again and what’s new in Falkenberg?

On Monday night, partners were welcomed back to Falkenberg. timberland discount adidas x 20 months had passed since we first met, at the very same hotel. nike air max bottes timberland pas cher Mrs Catharina Rydberg-Lilja, head of planning in the municipality of Falkenberg, welcomed everyone back. nike huarache ugg pour homme pas cher She was one of the people who initiated the search for partners more than two years ago and looking back, see was happy she did. ugg australia bailey button Before dinner, the participants were introduced to the plans for a new knowledge- and culture area in Falkenberg. Nike Roshe Run soldes nike femme solde The municipality recently finished an architectural competition where four architecture firms had each made plans on how they wanted to rebuild the area.