“Top down meets bottom up in post-industrial regeneration: Good practice and challenges in participatory approaches to community engagement in city planning”, International Conference organized by the University of the West of Scotland, School of Media, Culture and Society, in association with RSE-funded Interdisciplinary and Cross-Institutional Research Network Regeneration and Waterfront Heritage Zones in Northern Europe, Riverside Museum, Glasgow, January, 2017.

Jeffery, G. (Contributor), Kosmala, K. (Organiser), Rice, G. (Speaker), Collins, C. (Speaker)

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

Description

Top down meets bottom up in post-industrial regeneration: Good practice and challenges in participatory approaches to community engagement in city planning

International Conference organized by the University of the West of Scotland, School of Media, Culture and Society, in association with RSE-funded Interdisciplinary and Cross-Institutional Research Network Regeneration and Waterfront Heritage Zones in Northern Europe

At policy level in Scotland, the Community Empowerment and Community Land Ownership acts are looking to support local community initiatives to acquire and develop derelict land which communities could be potentially managed better and bring about changes in response to community needs, ecology of the place and local heritage.

The conference is aimed to exchange knowledge and share creative ideas, bringing experts, academics, artists, policy makers and activists interested and engaged in research in post-industrial development. Participants will discuss current policy initiatives as well as debate what they might mean in practice, reflecting on the case studies of Gdansk and Glasgow, Govan, in the wider European context, featuring good practice examples from Gothenburg, Sweden, Vela Luka, Croatia, Edinburgh, Leith, Bristol and London Docklands. We will explore how we could approach planning, in a more creative and democratic way as well as inform policy making on historic sites, preserving rich heritage at waterfronts.

This conference and the programme of associated events, is being run in association with a Royal Society of Edinburgh-funded international research network Regeneration and Waterfront Heritage Zones that explores participatory approaches to waterfront regeneration in urban spaces in transition in Northern Europe.
Period20 Jan 2017 - 21 Jan 2017
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • regeneration
  • Govan
  • Gdansk
  • heritage
  • public policy
  • cultural policy
  • public art
  • participatory arts
  • history