You are invited to the launch of a book that uniquely combines local economy, community engagement and changing neighbourhoods. The publication explains the reasoning behind experiments conducted over the past 18 months in Barcelona, Berlin, Antwerp and London and captures valuable lessons for community activists, policy makers, researchers, planners as well as local business people.
The book will be launched on Thursday 9 November 2017 at 7pm at Wellcome Collection (Burroughs Room), 183 Euston Road, NW1 2BE with a short talk by Michael Edwards (Senior Lecturer, Economics of Planning at UCL Bartlett School & Hon Prof) followed by drinks and snacks during which there will be an opportunity to meet representatives from the 4 cities: Transit from Barcelona, Tesserae from Berlin, endeavour from Antwerp and City Mine(d) from London.
In La Marina in Barcelona, Mehringplatz in Berlin, Oudaan/Sint Andries in Antwerp and King’s Cross/Somers Town in London these groups developed and supported local initiatives that require, reveal, create and improve very different types of skills: from the harder skills of understanding urban spatial and economic development schemes to the softer ones dealing with group dynamic and interpersonal relations. In a later stage they asked what these skills could mean in a future world of work.
This project was coordinated by City Mine(d) and is part of Elephant Path, a bridge between large companies and locals in the Kings Cross/Somers Town area, and was co-founded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
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