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.

Challenges

We all face various challenges when planning our places. We spent the afternoon adressing most of them.
Each town describes one or several identified challenges that they are facing. There are a lot of similarities amongst the participating towns in the collaboration, with specifik challenges bound to the geographical site. Demographic, strategic, operational and a vibrant town centre through out the year are some of the challenges that is raised. An exchange with collaboration and partnership is necessary and requested.
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Stand up and dream!

Destination developer Kristjan Fannar from Falkenberg makes us all stand up, close our eyes and think of a special place we like. He also adressed the importance of citizen dialogue and influence when planning public space. Who do we contact when we want to develop our place? We should create forums for interaction.
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Honesty is golden

We are all discussing what we want to get out of the exchange. The Ballymena representatives dared to share their secret mission: ”What can we steal from you and take back home?”

Getting inspired and learning through best practice seems to be a mutual agenda for all the partners in the exchange.

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Welcome to Falkenberg!

Today we welcome our new friends within the EU-project EUPLETT. Welcome to Falkenberg! We will be spending the next four days together, with a common goal to share influences and initiate new and exciting ideas when it comes to planning vibrant town centres.

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During our first day, on the 11th of March, we will be listening to Bo Bergman, senior researcher at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) talking about the challenges and opportunities for smaller towns.

On Wednesday all participants will introduce themselves further and also present local challanges that we are facing. We will also learn more about EU2020 and as a group try to define what a vibrant city center should be.

Here is a link to learn more about the exchange (in Swedish)>>