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Creative Urban Renewal Looking after

  1. 1. Creative urban development Three years after Rene Kooyman 3 June 2014
  2. 2. What’s going on?  Urbanisation  From industrial production to a knowledge society  Growth falters; is absent  Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of strategic value
  3. 3. EU Policy  Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of strategic value  ' Old School ' no longer valid: innovation = needed  The economic power of the cultural and creative industries
  4. 4. Size of Enterprises EDCCI: Page 64 2010 HKU Entrepreneurial Dimension of Cultural and Creative Industries
  5. 5. Talking about cities • Demographics: aging population • Mobility: multicultural societies • Changing consumer patterns • The networks: a connected society Abandoned Industrial area's Revitalisation
  6. 6. Spatial components: metropolis and decay Changing perspectives: Long-term /top-down Bottom-up cooperative initiatives  Jacobs  Bourdieu  Florida
  7. 7. The CURE Partners CURE-WEB.EU Colchester Borough Council cre8te, Edinburgh Grundstücksgesellsch Kettwig Stadt Hagen (Lead Partner) Stad Brugge Stadt Dinslaken Lille Métropole Dublin: Temple Bar (observer) Utrecht University of the Arts (academic partner)
  8. 8. EU CURE Project  Aims to facilitate triggered growth of the creative economy in decayed urban areas in medium-sized cities in Northwest-Europe  This will be done by developing and testing the innovative transnational model ‘Creative Zone Innovator’ to plan and to develop creative zones.  The project brings together 7 project partners in Germany, Belgium, France, the Netherlands and the UK.
  9. 9. Creative Urban Renewal (CURE)  Aims to facilitate triggered growth of the creative economy in decayed urban areas in medium-sized cities in Northwest-Europe  Very different situations: Tourism/heritage (Edinburgh, Brugge) Abandoned industrial sites: Essen Kettwig (scheidshce Hallen), coal-mining areas Dinslaken, former textile industry Elbershallen, social-economical problem areas (Hagen, Lille)
  10. 10. Do we need a theoretical framework?  Concepts are an abstraction of reality  We cannot communicate without using concepts about the reality  Creates a certain unity in objects described and definitions  Offers a self-audit facility to ensure cohesion and appropriate conceptualisation for conclusions.
  11. 11. Creative Zone Innovator (CZI)
  12. 12. Sub- values and Indi- cators
  13. 13. Scheidt’sche Hallen Kettwig  Former Spinning Mill  Closed in 1974  Public planning completed 2011  Housing area sold to an investor  Partial demolition, reconstruction and restauration  10.000 m2 for Creative Industries  Flow of Diversity / Business Modelling
  14. 14. Kreativ Quartier Lohberg Dinslaken  Coal mine closed in 2005  Total 40 ha with 11 heritage buildings  City Council and Investment Company develop a partner-based concept  Principles of sustainability and economic feasibility  Combine renewable energy and Creative Industries  “Idea meets Market”: Learning Lab, Creative Value Chain
  15. 15. Cultural Factory Elbershallen Hagen  Former Textile Industry redeveloped since 2000  Public private partnership: City of Hagen  4.5 ha : first businesses commercially driven; now diversified; daycare centre, bowling alley, supermarket; and Creative Industries (music school, dance studio, Theater an der Volme)  Diversity, Business Modelling
  16. 16. Creative Zone 22 Hagen  Underprivileged neighbourhood  Top-down initiative  Slowing down shrinking population  Multi-cultural advantages  Co-working space  Creatve Value Chain
  17. 17. Lille Metropole  Textile crisis 1970; regional unemployment, poverty  Trans-national initiative; concentrating on ‘the image’  Requalification of derelict areas into AV Cultural and Creative Incubator  4 dimensions:  LL, CVC, FOD, CBM
  18. 18.  Creative Value Chain: Screenworks Film Collective  Creative desks program: incubator (CBM),  Non-profit coworking and learning space (LL) for independent workers, freelancers, start-ups, and the local community  Collaboration with private sector and academia Creative Edinburgh CURE-WEB.EU
  19. 19. ICE ICE Store: Creative Outlet Store CURE-WEB.EU ICE Store: ICE Store is a new way of doing business. It is a not for profit social enterprise consisting of a retail store selling the work of independent artists and designers from Scotland. Everything in ICE Store is handmade giving special meaning to all of our products. ICE Store for Creatives: Picture this: a city centre location to showcase your work, a place where you will have an audience of thousands and the support to take your talents to the wider world. A dream? ICE Store makes this a reality! ICE Store for Customers: Don’t you hate it when you can’t get that unique dress or necklace that suits you and the occasion perfectly? Or when finding the perfect gift for a friend becomes an impossible task? ICE Store makes it easy!
  20. 20. Brugge: cultural heritage Empty shopping street not viable Now: • pop-up shop • courses • vernacular design
  21. 21. Brugge – „design met wortels“ Design with roots CURE-WEB.EU  Contemporary design meets old handcraft techniques  Run workshops on knitting, making jewels with wax, old fabrics
  22. 22. Colchester UK  Hidden Kiosk  This One Wall  First site
  23. 23. How is it done? 1. Identify your fundamentals: basic dimensions (learning lab, creative value chain, flow of diversity, business modeling 2. Define the Core Values 3. Identify and select Sub-values 4. Specify and select Indicators
  24. 24. The Toolkit  Take Time: Urban Area Development is not done on a short-term strategy  Persist: hold on to your perspective  Spread the word: communications is key-factor  Build alliances: define, discuss and re- define your projects  Learn when you move along......
  25. 25. Re-thinking uban policy • comprehend the economic benefits (market and non-market) of the arts and culture • recognise the fundamental importance of cultural value as a component of the urban value created by the cultural sector • foster a positive climate for private sector engagement with the arts • promote cultural policy as a core government function involving a wide range of departments including culture, heritage, education, urban / regional development, etc. An effective urban policy will:
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  27. 27. That’s the way it’s done! Rene Kooyman