case studies list for governance

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Lyon Urban Heritage Observatory

Since 1998, the historic part of Lyon has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The listing was a recognition of urban and architectural heritage exceptional value and has led institutional actors to commit themselves in the preservation and enhancement of Lyon cultural heritage: Listing is not a privilege or a first prize, but a responsibility towards the inhabitants and the visitors. The Urban Heritage Observatory plans to capture and react to living and working changes in the...

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case study date : 21-03-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Skopje Lab

Until recently, the city of Skopje operated according to a traditional, top-down governance model. This approach, however, bred public mistrust of distant government institutions and a low level of satisfaction with the quality of the public services it offered. Faced with complex societal challenges and increased demand for better public services, Skopje decided to take off on an innovation journey to make the city a better place to live and opened the first public innovation lab on the...

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case study date : 21-03-2019

  •  culture

Lisbon Res do Chao

Re-use of the abandoned ground floors in a low income housing context

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case study date : 18-03-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Athens reinventing the Agora

Athens has faced the challenges inherited from its crisis years – unemployment, brain drain – with creativity and ambition by investing in a bottom-up and collaborative methodology in cultural sectors. The challenges brought by the crisis also sparked new initiatives from citizens and the need for a more effective approach in municipal governance.

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case study date : 14-03-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Bologna - Let's do it together!

In the last 5 years, Bologna has successfully trialled an urban innovation model based on circular subsidiarity and civic collaboration, the ‘collaborative city.’ This means public administrations governing not only on behalf of citizens, but also with citizens, basing their policies on the two concepts of city as commons and citizens as a great source of energy, talent, resources, capabilities and ideas in support of urban regeneration.

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case study date : 14-03-2019

  •  cooperation

Hamburg: citizen participation in refugee integration

Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany, is home to around 1.8 million inhabitants (2015). Around a third of them have a migrant background. Among children, the respective ratio is 50%. Accordingly, the issue of immigration and the integration of immigrants and their children is high on the policy agenda of the city’s government.

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case study date : 18-09-2017

  •  knowledge society

Cities in action: Gijon’s new governance model

Gijon City Council has responded to the need for greater efficiency, transparency and participatory democracy by changing how it operates. At the heart of its transformation is a digital platform enabling residents to share responsibility for governing and managing the city and helping it become a stronger and more vibrant place to live and work.

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case study date : 29-06-2017

  •  cooperation
  •  knowledge society

Cities in action: Athens engages citizens in reform

Athens has seen the value of harnessing the active civil society that has emerged during Greece’s financial and social crisis. Its synAthina social innovation platform is facilitating novel community-led solutions for local problems and a new culture of public policy making.

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case study date : 21-11-2016

  •  knowledge society

Cities in action: OPEN Glasgow - City Data Hub

Enabling easier and wider access to data is giving Glasgow new insights into its value in stimulating civic innovation. Service providers, start-ups and citizens are using the data to take a fresh look at the city and come up with new, practical solutions to its challenges.

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case study date : 29-04-2016

  •  knowledge society

Cities in action: OPEN Glasgow - City Data Hub

Enabling easier and wider access to data is giving Glasgow new insights into its value in stimulating civic innovation. Service providers, start-ups and citizens are using the data to take a fresh look at the city and come up with new, practical solutions to its challenges.

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case study date : 29-04-2016