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2009 Transforming & Revitalizing Downtown


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Presentation on new models of creative/cultural infrastructure for the 2009 Transforming & Revitalizing Downtowns in Toronto, Canada

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2009 Transforming & Revitalizing Downtown

  1. 1. Transforming & Revitalizing Downtowns Presented by: Reid Henry Director of Consulting + Research
  2. 2. The creative dividend How do you connect people, places and ideas to cultivate vibrant, creative communities that generate multiple dividends for cities and their downtowns?
  3. 3. BUILDINGS Seeds, landscapes & climate
  4. 4. DISTRICTS Seeds, landscapes & climate
  5. 5. CITY - REGION Seeds, landscapes & climate
  6. 6. Seeds, landscapes & climate
  7. 7. Building blocks
  8. 8. Human capital
  10. 10. Idea engines
  11. 11. The importance of place
  12. 12. The importance of place
  13. 13. The importance of place
  14. 14. The importance of place
  15. 15. The importance of place
  16. 16. The importance of place
  17. 17. The importance of place
  18. 18. The importance of place
  19. 19. <ul><li>Talent: cultivate entrepreneurial capacity, business skills and practice across the spectrum of creative enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration: connect people and assets across organizational, geographic and disciplinary boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Space: sustain and develop infrastructure and urban environments which stimulate creativity and innovation </li></ul>Sector challenges
  20. 20. Live Exhibition Screen Base elements of infrastructure Major Exhibit Space (>10,000 s.f.) Large Exhibit Gallery (5,000 - 10,000 s.f.) Outdoor Exhibition Space Outdoor Performance Space Arena/ Stadium Space (>6,000 seats) Small Performance Space (1-450 seats) Screening Room Independent Cinema Small Exhibit Gallery (>1,000 s.f.) Mid-sized Exhibit Gallery (1,000-5,000 s.f.) Mid-Sized Performance Space (450-1,300 seats) Major Performance Space (1,300-6,000 seats)
  21. 21. Office/ Ancillary Education/ Training Preservation/ Collection Base elements of infrastructure Classroom Technical Training Teaching Studio/Rehearsal Technical Storage (Climate) Laboratory Archive Technical Storage (Climate) Meeting/ Conference Space Public Service Space (Ticketing) Storage Space Administration Space
  22. 22. Live-Work Creation/ Production Base elements of infrastructure Artist Live-Work (No Employees & Trade) Artist Live-Work (With Employees & Trade) Artist Co-op/ Lodge Rehearsal Space Production Workshop Media/Recording Studio Major Soundstage Artist Studio/Retail Artist Studio (High Impact) Artist Studio (Low Impact)
  23. 23. Multi-Functional Base elements of infrastructure Multi-tenant Buildings Community Halls (Societies) School Public Library Community Centre (Municipality) Commercial Entertainment Venue Park/Waterway Religious Space
  24. 24. Ownership – Federal, Provincial, Municipal, Private, Not-for-Profit, Hybrid (PPP) Discipline – Single discipline or Multi-disciplinary Platform – Sector-Specific/Integrated Purpose – Single/Multi-dimensional Complexity in delivering infrastructure
  25. 25. New ways of combining infrastructure
  26. 26. <ul><li>A neighbourhood-based arts and environmental hub </li></ul><ul><li>A platform for collaborations and new ideas </li></ul><ul><li>An affordable place for artists to live and work </li></ul><ul><li>A food production and education centre </li></ul><ul><li>A sustainable way to re-use city-owned brownfield site </li></ul><ul><li>A model of innovative green design and development </li></ul><ul><li>A unique partnership between City of Toronto, citizens, arts, environmental, and social mission organizations </li></ul><ul><li>A public park </li></ul>New ways of combining infrastructure
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  30. 30. New ways of combining infrastructure
  31. 31. New ways of combining infrastructure
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  33. 33. New ways of combining infrastructure
  34. 34. Trends in creative infrastructure Creative Co-location Creative Incubator Convergence Centre Intersection – enables cross-sector collaboration Integration – enables value chain
  35. 35. TIFFG Bell Lightbox
  36. 36. Evergreen Brick Works
  37. 37. MaRS
  38. 38. Digital Futures Centre
  39. 39. Canadian Film Centre
  40. 40. Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship
  41. 41. Platforms for collaboration Values: Strategic intent reflects shared values that underpin effective collaboration at the intersection of diverse capabilities, perspectives and ideas Multidimensional in nature, fueling innovation within and between economic and social spheres
  42. 42. Platforms for collaboration Leadership: Attract a range of cross-disciplinary leadership, formed around a common purpose of innovation Connect necessary diversity of knowledge, entrepreneurship and expertise
  43. 43. Platforms for collaboration Partnerships: Established through entrepreneurial, not-for-profit models that facilitate purposeful collaboration Provide a ‘neutral sandbox’ for the exchange of value, convening of ideas and shared risk among public, private and 3rd sector partners
  44. 44. Platforms for collaboration Talent: Seek to bring together different domains of knowledge, skills and practice Hybrid institutions where interaction can occur between multiple disciplines, enabling depth (within specific capabilities) and breadth (across disciplines) of skills and experience
  45. 45. Platforms for collaboration Networks: Function both as physical and virtual hubs that draw on and facilitate collaboration at multiple scales Generate local value engines and regional buzz through propelling place-based interactions and often facilitating the development of global ‘pipelines’ that extend their connectivity internationally
  46. 46. Platforms for collaboration Place: Designed as a conscious aspect of the creativity and innovation strategy Physical manifestation of the organization’s core values and strategic intent Environment that encourage flexibility, interaction, collaboration and permeability, connecting on multiple levels to its urban context
  47. 47. Creative ecology