UN-HABITAT webinar: Bio-Regional Territorial Approaches to Rural-Urban Integration in Combating Climate Change
In the framework of the Urban-Rural Linkages programme of the Un-Habitat, a series of webinar is organised; proposing to exchange information and learn from the efforts of different actors about the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to overcome crisis and enhance post-crisis recovery actions by bringing a focus to urban-rural linkages and integrated territorial approaches. The 30th June 2021, 11am – 12noon CET the webinar will bring together thought leaders from global and regional agencies to explore “Bio-Regional Territorial Approaches to Rural-Urban Integration in Combating Climate Change. The Collective Quest for Resilience”.
A series of 12 monthly thematic discussions will be organized to Our World Heritage to address critical issues in World Heritage conservation and management. The debates will then become reports to be presented during the World Heritage Forum in 2022. The webinar of 18th June 2021, h16:00 – 18:00 UTC, will focus on innovative practices with activation of multidisciplinary techniques in each phase of the preservation process (documentation, planning, restoration, monitoring), supported by innovative models in terms of governance, partnership, funding, and decision-making.
After a three-year participatory process, the cities of Salerno and Rijeka, Västra Götaland region and Pakhuis de Zwijger cultural organisation have released their Local Action Plans for Adaptive Reuse of Cultural Heritage.
The cultural heritage challenges a sustainable future
European Cultural Heritage Green Paper “Putting Europe’s shared heritage at the heart of the European Green Deal”
CLIC researchers Antonia Gravagnuolo (CNR IRISS) and Jermina Stanojev (Uppsala University) contributed as expert members to the European Cultural Heritage Green Paper, a much needed initiative on the role of cultural heritage for the implementation of the European Green Deal (EGD), coordinated by ICOMOS and Europa Nostra. The European Cultural Heritage Green Paper highlights the multiple ways in which cultural heritage can contribute to the implementation of the European Green Deal, focusing on the circular economy approach in cultural heritage adaptive reuse.
A Valstagna vince economia circolare – Il Giornale di Vicenza
The Work Plan for Culture 2019-2022 invites the European Commission to organise workshops in order to identify new sources of funding for cultural heritage and transferable best practices in order to promote its economic sustainability. Additionally, this topic has been highlighted in the special report on “EU investments in cultural sites: a topic that deserves more focus and coordination”, by the European Court of Auditors recommending that the European Commission “encourages the use of private funds to safeguard Europe’s cultural heritage”.
CLIC Participation at URBACT Resourceful Cities programme – City2City session on “Scaling up the local circular economy”
Antonia Gravagnuolo, CLIC Researcher from CNR IRISS, contributed to the City2City Session session “Scaling Up Local Circular Economy” organized by Resourceful Cities, an URBACT Action Planning Network of ten European cities focused on developing the next generation urban resource centres for the circular economy. The session focused on stressing the value of scaling up to get local circular economy practices out of a just piloting logic.
From 25th to 27th November, the CLIC Startup Competition took place as an online event marking the final step of an intensive work of the CLIC team to design and develop a capacity-building programme addressed to early-stage startups, informal teams and talented innovators working on a business idea for the adaptive reuse and enhancement of cultural heritage according to the circular economy model.