Last day in Falkenberg! IT and social media

During our last day in Falkenberg we got to visit Falkenberg City Hall. asics basket nike air pegasus Fjallraven Kanken Big UK We got a presentation from web strategist Mattias Skoog talking about possibilities of using modern information technology when involving our Citizens. adidas stan smith asics gel lyte 3 nike tn pas cher DSC00879 ”IT is your friend and can make things possible”. bottes ugg nike air max bw Goedkoop Adidas Superstar Each town also presented in what way they work with social media.

Time for a group exercise!

Citizen dialogue should be both fun and relevant. Adidas soldes timberland pas cher AIR PRESTO Flyknit Ultra That’s the message from ED Sweden/OkiDoki Architects when starting up the group exercise of today at Mötesplats Mölle in Falkenberg.

The purpose of the activity was 050-894 to make us realise that we need to help our citizens to think visionary. nike x fragment nike air max femme Asics Pas Cher We all got different characters to act out during the exercise: Mr. asics gel lyte 5 nike air max 1 NIKE ZOOM ALL OUT All fact, oakley pas cher The Creative Independent, Asics Aoldes The Crazy Professor, Washington State Cougars Mrs. chaussure asics ROSHE ONE Corporation and the Enthusiastic Student.

Day 2 – Presentations. Getting to know each other and our various challenges.

Today is all about networking and learning more about each others’ places, administrative systems, challenges and opportunites. adidas femme soldes Yadier Molina Authentic Jersey The conference is taking place at the hotel Strandbaden by the sea in Falkenberg. asics aaron Strandbaden_12march1 Gettogether at Strandbaden Todays theme is ”Searching for the vibrant town center”. adidas x nike air max tavas Clay Matthews Packers Jerseys Five towns throughout Europe have come together to work and collaborate regarding urban planning issues. nike AIR JORDAN 11

The towns and countries that are represented and participate in the collaboration is Dubrovnik in Croatia, Schouwen-Duiveland in the Netherlands, Koege in Denmark, Ballymena in Northern Ireland and Falkenberg in Sweden. bottes timberland pas cher Washington State Cougars Jerseys Strandbaden_12march4 Each town held a presentation, Falkenberg made theirs yesterday, and next to present their town was Ballymena in Northern Ireland with its beautiful sorroundings and mix of rural and urban environment. Soldes Under Armour The next one was Schouwen-Duiveland in the Netherlands with its old town center and where the canals, the harbours and the sea is always present. chaussure adidas Air Huarache Donna

Koege in Denmark is a seaport with a natural harbour, close to Copenhagen and where residents comes from multipel countries. asics france Asics Soldes The last to present their town was Dubrovnik with its historical UNESCO heritage town with a strong cultural environment but with geografical and infrastructrural challenges. adidas homme asics gel kinsei new balance running homme soldes Strandbaden_12march2 DSC00674 In order to get a greater understanding about the organisational structure and public administration in each country, the process is reviewed with a presentation from each town.

Feedback on Falkenberg

After the town walk we all got to share valuable feedback on Falkenberg, looking at the town from several different perspectives.
This is a short summary of what was presented and discussed during the workshop
1. ”Public art”
Who is allowed to have a saying? Who sets the limitations? Artwork with public owners and private owners… When do we have a citizen dialogue about public art? Usually it´s when the artwork is already in place that there can be a dialogue… Temporary vs permanent art – which one do we use? And when to use which one? How flexible should or could public art be? The sense of ownership through citizen participation and dialogue. The possibility to use art as a pull effect to inspire more movement in the town centre! What makes public art works? How do we broaden our public art ”audience”?
2. ”The town by the water
There’s a missing link/dialogue concerning the town centre and the beach. There’s also a lack of signs that tell you where to go and a wish for interpretation along the way. Choose which way to use and stick with that! Make it easy for people to meet other people who want to do the same thing.
Use what you already have! Maybe creating something spectacular out of it…? It’s important to tidy up and make people feel safe when they´re using the area – at all time, day as night.
3. ”The town square
What is a square? What makes a square a square? Multifunctionality is a keyword. A large square would benefit from a better definition when different types of space coexist next to each other. Make it easy for visitors to find the hidden treasures in the town center. If there´s a story – tell it, whether it´s about art, buildings or the river! Who´s suppose to use the square? Who do we design and build for?
4. ”Living in the town”
”You have a great place. Start using the space!” /Arthur, Ballymena. It´s possible to make big differences with a low budget. City planning is 80% management, 20% design. We should call it city programming instead of city planning.
The identity and image of the city – work with what you have. The visual and sound image of the city – use it!

Group assignment: Town walk in Falkenberg!

In the afternoon a workshop on town development including a town walk was held, focusing on Falkenberg. The participants was divided into four groups: “Public art”, “The town by the water”, “The town square” andLiving in the city”. The town walk was aiming to inspire to discussions and new solutions about different development areas in Falkenberg town center. At the end of the day a presentation was held of the outcome from each group.
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Dinner and eventbased development

Before dinner on Wednesday we got this insides to Destination Falkenbergs new concept Falkenbergs Skafferi, a way of getting our food producers together creating a base for developing the local food scene. Destination developer Kristjan Fannar started with a vision for an event and got a foodmarket. And more.
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