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Panenska and Surroundings Revitalisation, Study of Public Needs, Bratislava, Slovakia

From the fall 2017 until May 2018 we conducted a participatory process exploring needs and opinions of residents of Bratislava-Old Town in the area of Panenska and its surroundings. The study was used as a preparatory material for emerging Manual of Public Spaces in this district.

Cooperation: Punkt, ngo

Client: Bratislava - Old Town

Published: Spring 2018

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Places Closer to Cities. Summary from Evening Symposium on Creative and Cultural Industries and Urban Development, Prague, Czech Republic

Creative and Cultural industries have become real engine of urban economy in many European cities. Museums, theaters, co-working spaces, exhibition areas are now residing in many formerly disregarded brownfields. Through physical revitalization, the culture comes now into the direct intersection with urban planning. These buildings are now new centers of cultural and social life. 

Currently, there is more than 108 of brownfields only in Prague.  On the other side the demand for affordable work spaces from creative collectives or individuals has been growing. The neural point where the bottom up can merge with top down policymaking is emerging. So are the tools how to regulate such spaces - we can name just few of them, rent regulation, financial support or support of intersectoral projects. 

How can the municipal or private offer of brownfield to creative collectives be beneficial for the city development? What steps should creative actors and the municipality take in conversion of these buildings? How to approach management, financing and contracting? What kind of communication/collaboration would be the most efficient among the actors? Do existing and emerging creative clusters cooperate with each other? How can the collective still deliver high quality program while dealing with management of the building?

Authors: Milota Sidorova, David Kaspar

Client: 4+4 days in motion festival, Prague



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Evaluation Study: Current Practice of Prague Municipal Districts with Public Participation in Urban Development, Prague, Czech Republic

The study evaluates the awareness and use of public participation methods and tools among municipal districts in Prague. It was an important research material for Manual of Participation in Prague that was later on published and became the official guideline in the city of Prague. The aim of the study was mapping existing know how of municipal districts and identify the needs of employees and politicians if the participation is to be done properly. The evaluation study mapped the state zero, when only a little practice was applied among municipal districts. The outcomes contribute to more efficient process planning of strategic documents. For the future it will serve well as an indicator for the further evaluations. 

Authors: Martina Macakova, Milota Sidorova, Petr Navrat

Client: Prague Institute for Planning and Development

Published: August 2015

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