case studies list for citizens

  •  environment

No debts for energy in Almere

The municipality coordinates between different administrations and suppliers to prevent vulnerable households from getting into debt from their energy supply. People receive financial and energy counselling, and social housing units are equipped with solar panels to generate energy at a reduced cost.

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case study date : 25-03-2019

  •  culture

Cities in action: Oulu's chaos challenge

Oulu has developed a community-driven model for generating and testing creative solutions to city problems. By making collaboration with the city an appealing and empowering process, Oulu is strengthening social inclusion among 15-29 year olds, citizens’ social capabilities and the role of non-governmental organisations in urban development.

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case study date : 23-03-2019

  •  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

  •  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

  •  culture

Cities in action: Brighton & hove shapes future through creativity

Brighton & Hove has developed an ambitious collaborative model for coordinating cultural activities to enable young people to play their part in a fast-changing world. 'Our Future City' is not only growing creative and digital skills, enhancing well being and providing new routes into work. It is also showing how to sustain action and impact for the long term.

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case study date : 15-02-2019

The Maison Ecocitoyenne in Bordeaux

The Maison Ecocitoyenne is a public institution for raising awareness about sustainable development.

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case study date : 28-08-2018

  •  knowledge society

Totem buildings of Métropole Européenne de Lille

In recent decades, Lille métropole has undergone a full reconversion of its economy and urban environment. As a former and important industrial area in Northern France, Lille métropole had to develop new strategies to reorient its development and foster new job creation and innovation.

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case study date : 05-12-2017

  •  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