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5 Cities – 5 themes 

Theme1 London; Social Enterprise

Social Enterpreneurship is the key theme of London, Capture Projects and the London Borough of Lewisham, who think that in a post-Welfare State society we need new enterprises concerned with social good if we are to help design a the future that we wish to live in. Become the change you want to see… More on Social Enterprise

  1.  What is a Social Enterprise
  2.  Skills & People you need
  3.  Legal Stuff to address
  4.  Getting Funding & planning
  5.  Case Studies

Theme2 Pula; Participatory Governance

Participatory Governance is the key theme of Pula who are based in ROJC, an abandoned Naval Academy,  that has been turned into a hub for the emerging Civil Society in Croatia. It is a huge community centre, with over one hundred groups from the Green Party to Clown school, running innovative activities there. Pula thinks that Participatory Governance is the process whereby we create new democratic practices, especially through NGOs. More on Participatory Governance

  1. About Participatory Governance
  2. ROJC as an example
  3. Methodology & Development
  4. Learning from Success

Theme3 Bordeaux; Ecological Transitions

Ecological Transitions is the key theme of Bordeaux, the Darwin collective, who have taken an abandoned military barracks and made it a centre for next generation work, play and, because it is France, eating. Bordeaux think that Ecological Transitions is the process whereby we green our work and help make the world a balanced eco-system. More on Ecological Transitions

  1. Definition (Ecological Transitions)
  2. Defining an organisational vision
  3. Defining an Action Plan
  4. Create and Develop your Community

Theme4 Bilbao; Local Partnerships 

Local Partnerships is the key theme of Bilbao, the ZAWP art collective, who think that when you regenerate old parts of the city, you need to create new local partnerships with the living communities involved so that change and regeneration  is a process about people rather than buildings and grand plans. More on Local Partnerships

  1. Local Partnerships Definition
  2. Analyse and lead a partnership
  3. Team Structure
  4. Development
  5. ZAWP (Case Study)

Theme5 Lisboa; Multidisciplinary CoWorking

Multidisciplinary CoWorking is the key theme of Lisboa, of LX Factory and especially CoWorkLisboa. They think that in the digital workspaces of the future we don’t just need bandwidth but also social interactions, discussions about new projects and an environment that encourages new ways of thinking… More on Multdisciplinary CoWorking

  1. What is CoWorking?
  2. Models of CoWorking Hubs
  3. Resources you will need
  4. Engaging a social community
  5. Hands on (Case Study)


Local Partnerships

Origin of Spaces DOODle – Day 2 

Local Partnerships  Lead Partner ZAWP Bilbao

Summary; Our lead partner describes its’ own Local Partnerships as follows;

ZAWP is a compelling story about the impact of planning in the public and private management of the urban wilderness of Bilbao. It is a train driver’s dream that has brought together a core of nine people interested in change and local impact, by regenerating former industrial spaces and thus creating opportunities for cultural life. Different synergies in Zorrotzaurre and La Ribera de Deusto have framed the current local partnerships and the public management of industrial heritage.

As the urban plan advanced, ZAWP mutated locally, turning ZAWP into an atemporal form; from situated action to a modus operandi. This both changed and enabled a team of people and formulas to take action, whilst forging an urban transformation process. Art, music and business came together to revitalise an area that had long been forgotten yet which seems to be a treasure island for the future of Bilbao; the place to be active and creative within the city’s landscape.

Economical sustainability and livelihoods are the challenge. Challenging local partnerships, collaborations beyond international boundaries, learning from activities which both succeed and fail. Private, public and isolated entrepreneur management are taken into account in order to regenerate the neighbourhood. Share your practice with us!

Key Points in Local Partnerships (ZAWP – Bilbao)

  1. Compelling story about the impact of planning
  2. Urban wilderness
  3. Train driver’s dream
  4. Core of people interested in change and local impact
  5. Regeneration of former industrial spaces creating opportunities for cultural life.
  6. Different synergies by neighbourhood frame local partnerships
  7. Public management of industrial heritage
  8. Transition from situated action to modus operandi
  9. Team building an urban transformation process
  10. Art, music and business came together
  11. Active and creative within the cityscape

Key Aspect of Local Partnerships at ZAWP is point 5 “Regeneration of former industrial spaces creating opportunities for cultural life

ZAWP recommend the Wikipedia resource on Local Enterprise Partnership for further reading.

Questions for discussion

  1. Are these the 11 key aspects of Local Partnerships?
  2. What points would you like to know more about?
  3. Do you have your own Local Partnerships project and do you have any information about it to share with us?
  4. Do you know of any other useful information about Local Partnerships?

Background Information on the Origin of Spaces project in the presentation CoCreating CoWorking Spaces

As our partner ZAWP says; Share your practice with us!