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 ==== What is it about? ==== ==== What is it about? ====
  
- +[[:​start|LOCAL SQUARES]] is a EU funded Partnership of [[:​about_us:​partners|7 urban development organisations ]]in Europe. Overall Objective of this 2-years project is the training of urban planners that aims at identifying and experiencing participatory approaches in local urban contexts. The Training focuses on strategies and approaches to involve a broader diversity of stakeholders in the management of public spaces.\\
-[[:​start|LOCAL SQUARES]] is a EU funded Partnership of [[:​about_us:​partners|7 urban development organisations ]]in Europe. Overall Objective of this 2-years project is the training of urban planners that aims at identifying and experiencing participatory approaches in local urban contexts. The Training focuses on strategies and approaches to involve a broader diversity of stakeholders in the management of public spaces.\\ ​+
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 ==== With the project LOCAL SQUARES, we want… ==== ==== With the project LOCAL SQUARES, we want… ====
  
- +…to improve the quality of work of urban planners. Therefore one aim is to foster the dialogue between different stakeholders (from institutional organizations to unorganised and informal citizens) as we understand them as fundamental key informants ("​daily experts"​) who complement the professional knowledge of urban planners.\\ 
-…to improve the quality of work of urban planners. Therefore one aim is to foster the dialogue between different stakeholders (from institutional organizations to unorganised and informal citizens) as we understand them as fundamental key informants ("​daily experts"​) who complement the professional knowledge of urban planners.\\  +…to exchange and to train on more inclusive, creative, interdisciplinary and participatory urban planning approaches. …to share innovative uses of public urban spaces and to discuss its potentialities.\\
-…to exchange and to train on more inclusive, creative, interdisciplinary and participatory urban planning approaches. …to share innovative uses of public urban spaces and to discuss its potentialities.\\ ​+
 …to create a network of experts on participatory approaches that work in urban development in Europe. …to create a network of experts on participatory approaches that work in urban development in Europe.
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 ==== How did we work? ==== ==== How did we work? ====
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 Exchanging on best practices and reaching local projects (and local actors) affords working within the concrete local setting. The Partnership will therefore involve Partners’ local projects as learning laboratory and, on the other side, make them benefit of the collective expertise of this European network of consultants. Core activity of LOCAL SQUARES will be [[:​about_us:​meetings|7 face-to-face meetings]] in the 5 members countries. Each meeting has a specific focus according to the background and work experience of the partners. As agreed in Berlin (October 2012), the Learning process should be experienced based, e.g. Walking as a way to explore a city, to share impressions & inspirations and to reflect will be a common principle in the meetings. Exchanging on best practices and reaching local projects (and local actors) affords working within the concrete local setting. The Partnership will therefore involve Partners’ local projects as learning laboratory and, on the other side, make them benefit of the collective expertise of this European network of consultants. Core activity of LOCAL SQUARES will be [[:​about_us:​meetings|7 face-to-face meetings]] in the 5 members countries. Each meeting has a specific focus according to the background and work experience of the partners. As agreed in Berlin (October 2012), the Learning process should be experienced based, e.g. Walking as a way to explore a city, to share impressions & inspirations and to reflect will be a common principle in the meetings.
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 +==== Overview of the Partners ====
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 +UCL analyzed the different Partners about the scales they tackle, the stakeholders they contact, and the roles and attitudes they use to address stakeholders and scales:
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 ==== Coordination and further information ==== ==== Coordination and further information ====
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 … please contact Interactive Workshop of Europe GbR: [[info@workshop-of-europe.eu|info@workshop-of-europe.eu]]. … please contact Interactive Workshop of Europe GbR: [[info@workshop-of-europe.eu|info@workshop-of-europe.eu]].
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