The 4th issue of the ReNewTown Newsletter is available

2012-04-05

The issue introduces key facts about ReNewTwon current implementation and is also a platform for discussion on urban regeneration problems reaching beyond the project's own case studies research. The fourth issue presents, among others, a bottom-up initiative, the aim of which is the to 'defeat the ugliness of post-communist public space in Poland' and ReNewTown pilot action which aims to create a museum of socialist curiosities in Hnusta (Slovakia).

The fourth issue contains the following articles:

THE RENEWTOWN PARTNERSHIP MEETING IN KARLSRUHE

The meeting in Karlsruhe was held under the motto 'Urban Regeneration through Bonding'. The seminar discussed issues related to forms, advantages and limits of citizens' participation in urban regeneration projects. During the seminar, external experts presented the results of already implemented projects, which included the involvement of citizens in urban regeneration processes.

THE PILOT ACTION OF THE RENEWTOWN PROJECT

The Museum of socialist curiosities in Hnusta is an initiative of the Agency for Development of Gemer Region and one of four pilot actions realized within the ReNewTown project. We seek to find a model of developing new and innovative functions of public buildings constructed in the socialist era, as well of increasing the cultural and social offer in districts with socialist burden.

RENEWTOWN FOLLOWS OTHER INITIATIVES

We present the, ’Mass Movement’ bottom-up initiative which aims to ’defeat the ugliness of post-socialist public space in Poland’ i.e. the gloomy, socialist housing estates and kitsch motley tower blocks.

THE INSTITUTE FOR TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT AND SYSTEMS ANALYSIS (ITAS)

We present the profile and role within the ReNewTown project Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) located in Karlsruhe, Germany.

THE RENEWTOWN DATABASES AND RENEWTOWN - PROJECT IN BRIEF

The creation of databases on good practices, initiatives and experts in the field of regeneration urban areas built during the socialist period are one of the key results of the ReNewTwon project. The 'project in brief' section presents the project's time plan, partnership, budget and contact information.

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