Center for Contemporary Architecture, Moscow. Public Presentation, David Barrie, 02 Dec 08

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Public lecture "Urban regeneration - innovation not war" will take place on 2 December 2008 at 19.00 in the British Council (Nikoloyamskaya str. 1). The topic of the lecture is development of poor public areas by attracting specialists, investors and publics and promotion of social entrepreneurship and Web 2.0. David Barrie will show an approach to urban renewal that's based upon building networks of people and institutions, fostering social ties and so enabling transformational, sustainable change.

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  • Center for Contemporary Architecture, Moscow. Public Presentation, David Barrie, 02 Dec 08

    1. 1. Urban renewal: Innovation not war David Barrie
    2. 10. <ul><li>Social design </li></ul><ul><li>Social innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Social entrepreneurship </li></ul>
    3. 11. <ul><li>Building networks of people and projects </li></ul><ul><li>Fostering new relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Creating better city experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Improving quality of life </li></ul><ul><li>Creating opportunities for creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Generating financial investment </li></ul>
    4. 12. <ul><li>Principle of self-help </li></ul><ul><li>Co-design </li></ul><ul><li>Privatisation </li></ul><ul><li>Public-private partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>New public management </li></ul><ul><li>Rise of Web 2.0 </li></ul>
    5. 13. <ul><li>Urban agriculture project: Middlesbrough, Tees Valley </li></ul><ul><li>Public realm improvement project: Castleford, Yorkshire </li></ul><ul><li>Social renewal and community cohesion project: Cardiff, Wales </li></ul>
    6. 14. <ul><li>Value of new ways of improving the city </li></ul><ul><li>New ways of getting people involved in their city </li></ul><ul><li>Seeing city development as the product of a social process </li></ul><ul><li>New pathways to economic prosperity </li></ul>
    7. 25. <ul><li>61 growing groups, 250 growing sites, 1000 new ‘urban farmers’, 750 playground participants, 6000 visitors to town meal, 2500 guests </li></ul><ul><li>Project repeat 2008 - and larger </li></ul><ul><li>Adapted spatial plan for use of public spaces in town </li></ul>
    8. 48. Alison Drake Chair, Castleford Heritage Group Former Primary School Teacher
    9. 49. Wendy Rayner Vice-chair, Castleford Riverside Group Former cook in old people’s home
    10. 50. Rheta Davison Secretary, Custyke Community Group Former cleaner
    11. 65. Lol Coxhill in a skip Concept Simon Thackray. Produced by The Shed. Photo: Tony Bartholomew
    12. 67. Lol Coxhill in a skip Concept Simon Thackray. Produced by The Shed. Photo: Tony Bartholomew
    13. 71. <ul><li>10 new public spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Over 10,000 people involved in process of urban renewal </li></ul><ul><li>3 new community groups formed, now in their fifth year </li></ul><ul><li>£100,000 (4m руб) first grant -> £14.5m (623 руб) capital programme -> £230m (9,891m руб) new external investment </li></ul><ul><li>Four projects now in second phase </li></ul>
    14. 76. <ul><li>“ Unofficial mayors” project team </li></ul><ul><li>Media: (micro) blogging, pageflakes, wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Good Neighbors Project </li></ul><ul><li>Postmen, taxi drivers, small businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops: Construction Skills, Housing and Healthcare policy </li></ul><ul><li>Development of ‘meanwhile uses’ </li></ul><ul><li>Development of public realm on site </li></ul><ul><li>Resource for design development </li></ul><ul><li>New public management on site </li></ul>
    15. 78. <ul><li>Build consensus </li></ul><ul><li>Build capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Build confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Local government looking out </li></ul><ul><li>Creating new entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><li>Realize leverage </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver change </li></ul>
    16. 80. <ul><li>Disperse innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregate initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Create holistic network for change </li></ul><ul><li>Foster shareholders </li></ul><ul><li>Engage stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Make it consumerist </li></ul><ul><li>Make it non-oppositional </li></ul><ul><li>Make it fun </li></ul>
    17. 82. “ We have idols but no models to follow. You have to define your own model.” - Nicolas Ghesquiere, Balenciaga
    18. 84. David Barrie [email_address] http://davidbarrie.typepad.com

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