Final programme update: February 6th, 2014.

 

Monday, February 10th, 2014 (ReNewTown Project Partnership Only)

16:30-17:00  Welcome and registration (FELU Gallery)
17:00-19:00 Technical meeting (FELU Club Room)
19:30 Partnership dinner at the Pizza Pub

 

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

8:00-9:00 Welcome and registration (P-108)
9:00-9:30 Official conference opening (Mobitel Hall)
9:30-10:30 Session on Importance of Cities (Mobitel Hall)
Chair: Grzegorz Węcławowicz

From Citizenship to Cit(y)zenship. Why are cities becoming more important?

Yuri Kazepov, University of Urbino “Carlo Bo”, Italy

10:30-11:00 Coffee break (Internal Forum FELU)
11:00-13:00 Session on Residential Development and Transformation (Mobitel Hall)
Chair: Yuri Kazepov

Residential developers and post-socialist urban transformation in Central and Eastern Europe

Maximilian Mendel, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization & REAS – residential advisors, Poland

ReNew post-socialist cities: The future of housing estates and the nexus of economic and social capital

Sasha Tsenkova, University of Calgary, Canada

How to transform residential landscapes in post-socialist cities: Lessons in ‘supported voluntarism’ from the ReNewTown project

Andreja Cirman and Irena Ograjenšek, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, Slovenia

13:00-14:00 Lunch break (Internal Forum FELU)

Press Conference (FELU Club Room)

14:00-15:30 Session on New Economic and Social Functions of Post-Socialist Buildings, Public Spaces, Estates and/or Districts (Mobitel Hall)
Chair: Andreja Cirman

Small-scale projects and their potential for urban regeneration. Experiences from Eastern Germany

Christina Götz, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Ian Cooper, Eclipse Research Consultants, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Krassimira Paskaleva-Shapira, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany & Manchester University, Manchester, United Kingdom

Neo-liberal reality in post-industrial waterfronts in the post-socialist city. The case of Tri-City, Poland

Magdalena Szmytkowska, University of Gdansk, Department of Economic Geography, Poland

Klaudia Nowicka, University of Gdansk, Department of Economic Geography, Poland

Socio economic value of EU EEE funding / Case: Home for elderly people in Ljubljana Šiška as centre of generator of social life

Domen Zupančič, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture, Slovenia

15:30-16:00  Coffee break (Internal Forum FELU)
16:00-17:00 Session on Planning and Governance (Mobitel Hall)
Chair: Sasha Tsenkova

From post-socialism towards post-neoliberalism? Challenges and contradictions of planning and governance in new neoliberal cities

Tuna Tasan-Kok, Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment & University College Roosevelt, Netherlands

19:30 Conference dinner at Austria Trend Hotel

 

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

8:00-9:00 Welcome and registration (P-108)
9:00-10:15 Session on Urban Revitalisation (Mobitel Hall)
Chair: Tjaša Redek

ReNewTown models of urban revitalisation: An overview

Irena Ograjenšek, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, Slovenia

More competitive, more attractive – two in one. The potential of creative economy as an urban regeneration force

Aidan Cerar, Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region, Slovenia

10:15-11:00 Coffee break (FELU Gallery; coffee break following a short tour of FELU, a prime example of socialist architecture)
11:00-13:00 Session on Values, Well-Being and Sustainability Challenge in Post-Socialist Urban Settlements (Mobitel Hall)
Chair: Ladeja Godina Košir

Values, standard of living and sustainable development of post-communist housing estates

Monika Vaškovičová, Hnúšťa Agency for the development of the Gemer region, Slovakia

Jižní Mesto – as a place to live from the perspective of two generations of its first inhabitants

Jana Barvíková, Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs, Prague, Czech Republic

Forming urban identities by re-interpreting heritage: The case of post-socialist Velenje

Krassimira Paskaleva-Shapira, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany and Manchester University, Manchester, United Kingdom

Ian Cooper, Eclipse Research Consultants, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Christina Götz, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Improving intergenerational cohesion: A positive side-effect of the ReNewTown pilot action in Velenje

Tjaša Redek and Irena Ograjenšek, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, Slovenia

13:00-14:00 Lunch break (FELU Gallery)
14:00-15:15 Session on Branding and Urban Tourism (Mobitel Hall)
Chair: Irena Ograjenšek

The Touristic Potential of Urban Utopias

Jan Van der Borg, KU Leuven, Belgium and University Ca’Foscari of Venice, Italy

Sustainable story born from the need of community – The Heart of Slovenia

Ladeja Godina Košir, The Heart of Slovenia / Giacomelli media Ltd, Slovenia

15:15-15:45 Coffee break (Mobitel Hall Foyer)
15:45-16:45 Session on Development Strategy for Post-Socialist Cities (Mobitel Hall)
Chair: Jan Van der Borg

The strategy challenge for post-socialist cities of Central Europe, concepts and theory versus practice

Grzegorz Węcławowicz, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Department of Urban and Population Studies, Poland

16:45-17:00  Official conference closing (Mobitel Hall)