The CURE Conferences
Creative Zones As A Catalyst For Regeneration. 2nd International CURE Conference. 14 March 2013. Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester
The creative industries are a key growth sector throughout Europe and successful development and nurturing of the creative economy has never been more important. By developing Creative Zones to kick-start regeneration in run-down urban areas, the EU Funded Interreg Northwest IVB CURE Programme – Creative Urban Renewal in Europe - aims to develop creative and cultural hubs that will provide creative workspace and showcasing opportunities and enliven the space for the whole community.
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Creative Zones as trigger for the development of medium-sized cities? A European trial. 1. international conference of the EU-project CURE
29 March - Kreativ.Quartier Scheidt'sche Hallen - Essen-Kettwig, DE
The creative economy is one of the most successful European economic sectors and has the ability to give new impulses to urban renewal processes. Until now mainly city regions have benefited from this trend. But how can medium-sized cities position themselves in the competition around talents and the creative class? What measures can be taken to create sustainable conditions for the positive development of this economic sector?
What lessons can be learned from the practical experiences of the European project partners in mediums-sized cities in the UK, Belgium, France and Germany? Has the Creative Zone Innovator that has been developed the ability to function as an innovative framework for a triggered allocation of creative businesses in medium-sized city districts?
The CURE Creative Zone Network
The CURE partners are building a network of Creative Zones in North West Europe.
A communication platform interlinks the creative zones and facilitates cooperation and dissemination of CURE project results.
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The CURE Summer School
Cities. Crisis? Creativity!
MODELLING CREATIVE ZONES
June 13 14 15 2013. Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Medium sized cities in Europe are struggling to cope with the urban crisis. When looking for revival Creative Zones take central stage. Building or strengthening your own urban creative zone is the core focus of the international CURE-Summerschool on June 13 14 15 2013.
City planners, creative professionals, researchers, educators and urban project leaders share new knowledge and innovative experiences. Prominent speakers like Prof Christa Reicher (Dortmund University), Edna Dos Santos-Duisenburg (Former director Creative Economy UNCTAD), Philipp Kern (director KEA, European Research Institute Brussels), Giep Hagoort (professor cultural entrepreneurship in Utrecht University), Rene Kooyman (senior researcher HKU) and Hans Mommaas (professor urban and regional development Tilburg University) will confront the participants with future trends. The CURE-cities of Brudge (Be), Colchester (UK), Dinslaken (Ge), Edinburg (UK), Hagen (Ge), Kettwig (Ge), Lille (Fr) present their Creative Zones Projects. And finally the new academic framework Creative Zone Innovator and its functioning in practice will be presented.
The Summerschool programme, organized by the Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU NL) has an interactive character, and covers 10 key-note presentations, 8 lectures, more than 20 small events including kitchentables, roundtables and workshops, and cultural events organized by masterstudents Art of Economics of HKU. The Summerschool will take place in the Metaal Kathedraal near the city of Utrecht, the Netherlands. The Metaal Kathedraal is an artists driven initiative. Entrance fee: € 250,- (reader, lunches, tea/coffee, drinks, dinner and cultural events, transfers included).
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