Urban Pioneers: temporary uses and local development

Cluj, 17-18-19 April 2018

Structured around a working session and a public international lecture the seminar is dedicated to the role temporary use of vacant buildings can have in activating citizens, involving them in urban development and innovation. The main focus of the event will be how CA and urban authorities can operationally support and facilitate these kind of dynamics (bureaucratic and administrative framework, legal bindings, implementation tools, etc.), intercepting in particular younger generations.

17 April – Planning and reusing opportunities, objectives for competition and master planning

Partners session#1

12.00 – 16.00 Opening of the meeting and first working session for EUCANET partners
@ Transylvanian National Museum of History

16.00 – 19.00 Cluj-Napoca city walk
Visits and on-site analysis of the local study cases:

Firefighters' tower
H33 – Social Innovation Hub
Feroviarilor-Armatura Park
Former Factory of Heavy Machinery

18 April – EUCANET at the Smart Cities Central & Eastern Europe Conference

9.00 – 12.00 Participation to the opening session of the Smart Cities CEE

13.45 – 16.00 - EUCANET workshop @ Smart Cities CEE Conference
Reusing spaces - opportunities for developing the cities

Dan Clinci – URBANNECT – EUCANET Expert
Intelligent conversion of de-functionalised spaces – win-win-win for owners, creatives & the city
Corrado Topi – Stockholm Environment Institute at the University of York – EUCANET expert
The EUCANET perspective – how city agencies con contribute to urban development?
Bianca Muntean - ARIES T Cluster
Transilvanian Ecosystem in Smart City Context
Anamaria Vrabie - Urban Economist, MKBT:Make Better
The Playbook of Smart Cities: Lessons Learned from Shrinking Cities
Marius Cristea - World Bank Romania
The Development of „magnet cities”

17.00 – 19.00 Visit to Salina Turda
as a successful example of reuse

19 April – EUCANET Partners session#2

9.00 - 12.00 Steering committee and closing session
@ Transylvanian National Museum of History