Historic city centres are labs for regeneration
ROCK: Regeneration and Optimisation of Cultural heritage in creative and Knowledge cities, brings together 32 partners from 13 countries. Our focus is to support historic city centres to become labs that demonstrate the role for cultural heritage as a unique and powerful engine of regeneration, sustainable development, and economic growth for the whole city. We will test different technology interventions to find effective approaches that can be replicated and scaled.
We will incubate 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).
As part of ROCK, Julie’s Bicycle is working on specific policy initiatives at the intersection between environmental sustainability and cultural heritage in Bologna, Lisbon, and Skopje.
ROCK will run from May 2017 to April 2020. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, under grant agreement No 730280.