Participation of CLIC project to the European Week of Regions and Cities

On 9th October 2019 CLIC was invited to take part in the workshop “The adaptive re-use of our built heritage for a greener Europe”, promoted by the Architects Council of Europe (ACE) within the “European Week of Regions and Cities” (7 – 10 October 2020, Brussels).

The workshop aimed to discuss the benefits, challenges and barriers inherent to adaptive re-use projects, starting out from the Leeuwarden Declaration adopted as a legacy of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and through the presentation of good practices and findings from different perspectives.

CLIC contributed introducing the concept of circular economy applied to the adaptive reuse of cultural heritage and landscape with a view to economic development and environmental regeneration. Antonia Gravagnuolo from IRISS CNR was invited as speaker in this session whose intention was to highlight the many economic, social, environmental and cultural benefits that derive from the reuse, smart renovation and transformation of disused heritage places for individuals and society.

On the same date, Prof. Christer Gustafsson, from Uppsala University CLIC Partner, was invited to moderate the workshop “Smart Specialisation and the Heritage City”. This session of the rich programme of the annual event, organised as part of the EU funded “ROCK” project, investigated the role of cultural heritage in smart specialization strategies at the city level.

He wrapped up the session concluding that heritage can offer a variety of innovation pathways both in terms of restoration and promotion, emphasizing the key role that smart specialization strategies are able to play in linking cultural heritage to innovation policy.



Second picture – 9 October 2019, 09WS475 – The adaptive re-use of our built heritage for a greener Europe – Belgium – Brussels – October 2019 – © EU/UE. More pictures.