Final programme


10th Urban Studies Week 15-17 september 2010

Wednesday, 15 September
Creativity, economy and culture

9:00 Conference inauguration
10:00 John R. Gold (Professor of geography, Oxford Brookes University) and Margaret M. Gold (Professor of Art and Heritage Management London Metropolitan University)
Commerce, transgression and urban culture: interrogating the experience of carnival
11: 00 Coffee break
11:30 Lluís Bonet (Lecturer in Economics, Universitat de Barcelona)
Local competitiveness and governmental support: cross strategies
to boost creative industries

12:30 Nick Crosson (Director of Research, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance)
Politics and pragmatics: economic and populist arguments in cultural advocacy in U.S. cities

16: 00 Montserrat Pareja (Lecturer in Economics, Universitat de Barcelona)
Making creative cities in Europe: which factors play a key role?
17: 00 Pier Luigi Saco (Profesor of Economics, Instituto Universitatio di Architettura di Venezia)
Local development based in culture: general framework and the case of Veneto region

Thursday, 16 September
What creativity for intermediate cities and territories?

9 : 00
Chris Gibbon (Consultant, BOP Consulting, Londres)
The creative economy beyond the city centre: a British perspective
10 : 00 Joan Ganau (Professor of geography, Universitat de Lleida) and Daniel Paül (Professor of geography, Universitat de Lleida)
From culture to creativity: what opportunities are there for small and medium sized cities?
11: 00 Coffee break
11:30 Ralf Ebert (Director of STADTart, Lecturer in Town Planning Technische Univesität Dortmund)
Creativity in city development: What makes the difference?
12:30 Jean-Louis Bonnin (Cultural Advisor to the mayor of Nantes)
Nantes: a creative city? Cultural clusters and the ‘quartier de la
création’ in the territorial economic development

16:00 Round Table
Creativity in intermediate cities. Case studies in Spain:
San Sebastian – Kepa Korta (director – coordinator of the San Sebastián Strategic Plan, Basque Country)
Olot – Anna Torrent (Culture Councillor, Olot City Council, Catalonia)
Burgos – Diego Fernández Malvido (Culture Councillor, Burgos City Council, Castile and Leon region)
Granollers – Josep Mayoral (Mayor of Granollers, Catalonia)

Chair: Félix Manito (Fundación Kreanta, Barcelona)

18:30 Ceremony to grant the 1st Joan Vilagrasa Urban Study Award to Professor Francesco Indovina, of the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia and of the Facoltà di Architettura di Alghero, followed by a conference given by him.

Friday, 17 September
Creativity and urban regeneration: a critical revision


Graeme Evans (Director of Cities Institute, London Metropolitan University)
Creative Cities, Creative Spaces and Urban Policy
10: 30 Francesco Gastaldi (Researcher in Town Planning, Instituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia)
Large events and the process of urban regeneration in Genoa
11: 30 Coffee break
12: 00 Charles Landry (Founder de Comedia, Londres)
The art of city making

16:00 Round table
New perspectives for the creation of urban spaces
Judith Albors (Arquitecturas colectivas)
Lara Almárcegui (Visual Artist)
Colectivo Basurama, cultural production
Aurora López, Director of town planning 22@, Barcelona

Chair: Glòria Picazo (Director of Centre d’Art la Panera, Lleida