The Urban Lab happening in February 2020 wanted to raise the question how administration can adapt to these challenges. What type of bureaucracy will be needed in the future to enable creativity to unfold? The core role of artists and artistic processes in triggering creativity was highlighted, and the importance for creativity in developing transformative pathways. Although looking at a specific example, the workshop had the intension to enable participants to follow-up on the exercises in their own local contexts.
What is a sustainable City, and how to pursue its implementation? This 2-day Urban Lab will explore what creativities - individual, organizational and city-wide are needed for aligning a sustainable city making. It will highlight the power of cultural resources for changing the planning paradigm in city making. How to foster sustainable cities in general, and as a specific example the potential for using a creative city strategy for Kiel will be explored. This relates directly to the challenges of implementing the international goals of the SDGs as well as the opportunities through the new urban agenda.
Participation is free. Registration until: 20th of February.
What kind of administration does a liveable city need (which implements the SDGs)? Do we need a new way of (governing) collabo- ration in administration to tackle today’s/to- morrows problems? How could this look like?
18:30 - Meet & Greet
19:00 - Welcoming: Renate Treutel (Mayor of Kiel),
Moderation: Charles Landry (Author, speaker and international adviser on the future of cities) and Annette Wiese-Krukowska (Head of Cultural and Creative department of the city Kiel)
Dr. Ulf Kämpfer (Lord Mayor, City of Kiel)
Tina Saaby (City architect, 2010-2019, Copenhagen)
Rainer Kern (Mayor’s Special Advisor for Global Affairs, Mannheim)
Dr. Anna Golędzinowska (Chairwoman of the Sustainable Development Committee, Gdańsk City Council)
will look at how well the City of Kiel functions and explore what kinds of creativities are needed to implement its strategic goals. The contradiction of the term „creative bureaucracy“ will be unravelled. The aim is to assess how well Kiel is doing in the context of the 5 principles expressed in its 2042 vision and its intention to fulfil the 17 UN‘s SDG goals. This demands creativity and imagination and we will assess Kiel across a number of criteria.
will focus on strategic goal setting and planning – from vision to implementation. The aim is to practically show how to deduce the SDGs in a manner, that they lead to clear strategic goals (as an example for the City of Kiel).
CHARLES LANDRY will mentor the first day. Charles is author, speaker and international adviser on the future of cities. He established the Creative City concept initi- ating a movement to rethink the planning, develop- ment and management of cities. He is author of several books such as “The Art of City Making”, „The Civic City in a Nomadic World“,“ Psychology and the City“, „The Crea- tive Bureaucracy & its Radical Common Sense“. He has chaired multiple urban innovation juries including The European Capital of Innovation Award – iCapital, New Innovations in the Creative Economy (N.I.C.E.) and Actors for Urban Change. He is a fellow of The Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin.
TINA SAABY will guide through the second day, from vision to implementation, and share her knowledge, from having been a partner in her own office, WITRAZ Architects, from being the vice president for the Danish Architectural Association, from being a jury member in more than 80 competitions, from having been a visiting professor, censor and having taught at different universities - and from being the city architect in Copenhagen 2010-2019.