Hiri iraunkorren erronka XXI.mendean

Jardunaldia Euskal Kazetarien Elkarteak eta Kazetarien Euskal Elkargoak antolatu dute Eusko Jaurlaritzako Ingurumen, Lurralde Plangintza eta Etxebizitza Sailaren eta Bilboko Ganberaren laguntzaz

Otsailaren 9an, osteguna, Euskal Kazetarien Elkarteak eta Kazetarien Euskal Elkargoak, Eusko Jaurlaritzako Ingurumen, Lurralde Plangintza eta Etxebizitza Sailaren eta Bilboko Ganberaren laguntzaz, jardunaldi bat antolatu dute ‘Hiri iraunkorren erronka XX.mendean’ izenburupean.

Ekitaldia 11:00etatik 13:30etara izango da Bilboko Merkataritza Ganberako Consulado Aretoan – Alda. Recalde, 50 – 3.solairua. IMG_1427Jardunaldian kazetari espezializatuak egongo dira eta euren iritziak eta baloratzeak emango dituzte adituek esandakoaren inguruan.


Bilbo hiriaren garapen urbanístico eta ekonomikoa. Hizlaria: Ibon Areso. Bilboko alkate ohia eta arkitektoa.
Hiria genero ikuspegitik ilusita. Hizlaria: Isabela Velázquez. Arkitektoa. GEA 21 kontsultorea.
Gizarte kohesionatua. Giza-eskalazko hiria. Hizlaria: Gorka Espiau. The Young Foundation-eko Hirietarako Berrikuntza zuzendaria. Ikertzailea, Lehendakari Agirre Giza eta Politika Azterketen Zentrua.
Ingurumena eta aldaketa klimatikoa. Karbonoz libre dagoen hiri baterantz. Hizlaria: Julen Rekondo. Kimikaria eta ingurune-kontsultorea.
Gobernantza berri bat. Hizlaria: Ibon Zugasti. Prospektiker, S.A.ko zuzendari gerentea eta LKS-eko (Mondragón Taldea) Nazioarteko Proiektuen zuzendaria.
Birsorkuntza hiritarra eta giza-jasangarritasuna. Hizlaria: Pedro Javier Jáuregui Fernández. Eusko Jaurlaritzako Lurralde Plangintza eta Etxebizitza Saileko
Joan nahi baduzu, idatziguzu asociacion@periodistasvascos.com edo info@colegiovascodeperiodistas.com helbideetara.


Capturing the Narratives and Stories of Innovation

This the syllabus of a course that the School of Urban Planning & the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal (CIRM) are offering this semester at McGill University in Montreal. Please share with those who might be interested.

URBP 542 : Capturing the Narratives and Stories of Innovation (CRN 17857)

Instructor: Gorka Espiau, J.W. McConnell Family Foundation Professor of Practice (2016-2017). Email: gorka.espiau@mcgill.ca

Schedule: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. – January 25-26 and February 1-2, 2017

In this one-credit course, students will focus on how systemic innovation takes place at the community level and learn to challenge traditional approaches to innovation, which often rely on the myth of the “solo entrepreneur”. More specifically, they will concentrate, in four classes, each related to a distinct topic, on different ways by which community narratives are produced and captured in order to co-create initiatives and interventions likely to generate broad and inclusive benefits.

By the end of this program, students should have improved their ability to deconstruct pervasive narrative (by which ordinary citizens are often not perceived to be “change makers” or “innovators”) and explored various theories of change and innovative practices.

Course Schedule

  1. Wednesday, January 25 – How innovation takes place at the community level.
  2. Thursday, January 26 – How normative mechanisms influence innovation dynamics.
  3. Wednesday, February 1 – Using ethnographic techniques to capture urban narratives.
  4. Thursday, February 2 – Future avenues: movement building applied to city transformation.

Assignments and Evaluation

  • Written assignment (70%): Students will be expected to write a short paper (8-12 pages, depending on their subject, Times New Roman 12, double spaced) related to one of the course’s themes or topics. This evaluation will be flexible and adapted to students’ research interests and preferred methodology (for example: mapping social innovation projects in Montreal, discussing a particular theory of innovation, assessing the impact of a particular project, etc.).
  • In-class participation (30%): Students will be expected to read course materials and participate during seminars.


  • Course materials: two relevant scientific papers (30-40 pages), to be circulated in advance via MyCourses, per class.

Submission of Work

In Accordance with McGill University’s Charter of Students’ Rights, students in this course have the right to submit in English or in French any written work that is to be graded. If you plan on submitting your paper in a language other than English please send us an email stating so.

Academic Integrity

McGill University values academic integrity. Therefore, all students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures (see www.mcgill.ca/integrity for more information).


If you have a disability please contact the instructor to arrange a time to discuss your situation. It would be helpful if you contact the Office for Students with Disabilities at 398-6009 (online at http://www.mcgill.ca/osd) before you do this.

Building social change through local action in communities

How do we make our local communities better place to live, work and play? That’s one of the key questions that individuals and organisations from across the country will be trying to answer at an unique event in Port Talbot (Wales).screen-shot-2016-10-17-at-20-36-43

Pioneering community groups from Aberystwyth, Connah’s Quay and Port Talbot, will get a chance to showcase their work to funders, investors and local and national government. The aim being to build new partnerships to help the ideas grow and to encourage others to follow suit. The Amplify Cymru event will also see the launch of new research, developed by local people, highlighting views and ideas about what they see is good in their local areas, what works and what more can be done. Among the local projects being showcased are a hyperlocal news site, a surplus food waste and redistribution service, a dementia cafe and a community gym.

The one-day event is being hosted at a boxing club in Port Talbot that is now run as a community development centre. The Bulldogs was formed to give young people in the town a fighting chance in life. It uses boxing and non-contact training as the starting point of a unique personal development .

Mal Emerson, Communities Activities Manager, The Bulldogs said:“We’re pleased to be able to host and take part in this inspiring event. At The Bulldogs we have started something unique, that’s growing with the needs of our local community. What was once a boxing club, is now much more than that. We provide support and mentoring to young people to help them make the right choices in their lives. We help people to connect with employers and have a network of businesses who can contact us when they job opportunities. We’re also now working with young children in care and armed forces veterans dealing with their own issues.”

Amplify Cymru has been working in the three localities, running workshops and coaching sessions with a variety of community and social enterprises, to help them improve what they do and think big about how they could adapt to increase impact. The programme is run by The Young Foundation who have similar projects in Northern Ireland and the north of England.