ROCK: Regeneration and Optimisation of Cultural Heritage in Creative and Knowledge Cities

Historic city centres are labs for regeneration

 

ROCK: Regeneration and Optimisation of Cultural heritage in creative and Knowledge cities, brought together 32 partners from 13 countries. The focus was to support historic city centres to become labs that demonstrated the role for cultural heritage as a unique and powerful engine of regeneration, sustainable development, and economic growth for the whole city. We tested different technology interventions to find effective approaches that can be replicated and scaled.

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Coptimism event – photographer James Allan
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Which cities?

 

We incubated activity in three ‘replicator cities’: Bologna (Italy), Lisbon (Portugal), and Skopje (Macedonia) based on the learning from successful heritage-led regeneration projects in seven ‘role model’ cities: Athens (Greece), Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Eindhoven (Netherlands), Liverpool (UK), Turin (Italy) and Vilnius (Lithuania).

Our role

As part of ROCK, Julie’s Bicycle worked on specific policy initiatives at the intersection between environmental sustainability and cultural heritage in Bologna, Lisbon, and Skopje.

Factsheets and Guides

Focused on developing both environmental knowledge, as well as best practices, and include the key steps for both environmental governance and operations for events in cultural heritage city centres.

SUSTAINABLE EVENT GUIDANCE #1: SUSTAINABLE FOOD & PRODUCE

SUSTAINABLE EVENT GUIDANCE #2: PLASTICS

Focused on developing good practice and include key steps for both organisational governance and operations. This series will be helpful for directors, managers and practitioners of cultural heritage organisations who are looking to integrate environmental governance and practice within their buildings and sites.

GREEN OFFICE GUIDANCE #1: GOVERNANCE

GREEN OFFICE GUIDANCE #2: ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

GREEN OFFICE GUIDANCE #4: WASTE MANAGEMENT

ROCK ran from May 2017 to April 2020. This project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, under grant agreement No 730280. Visit their website here.

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