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Useful tools to make your city a better place

This section contains some practical tools for you to try and work with. They have been used in 70 cities throughout Europe and brought important and innovative results. Have a look at:
  • Future City Game - a team-based process designed to create new thinking and action to improve quality of life in cities
  • Urban Ideas Bakery – builds skills and shares experience on how cities ‘bake ideas’ – that is turn them into practical solutions,
  • Exploratory events - a series of events to provide a forum for sharing of knowledge and ideas about creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation in urban development.
Why use these tools?
Using the methodology of the Future City Game or Urban Ideas Bakery provides an opportunity for cities to establish a competitive advantage and to attract creative talent, which further contributes to their future economic growth. Why not try it in your city or area?

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Future City game is a team-based process designed to create new thinking and actions to improve quality of life in cities.
The Urban Ideas Bakery engages innovative local community members and international experts to ‘bake urban ideas’ – turn them into practical, deliverable solutions to improve the quality of...
Creative Cities networking events provide a forum for ongoing debates for a role creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation play in urban development.
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Kaunas hosts the very first Urban Ideas Bakery
On 10-11 December 2009, the Lithuanian city of Kaunas was hosting the very first Urban Ideas Bakery event to engage innovative local community members and international experts to 'bake ideas' - turn...
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Urban Ideas Bakery in Pecs
Between 3-5 March 2010 the Creative Cities Urban Ideas Bakery event arrived at its second stage in Pécs, Hungary. Local and international professionals gathered to seek short-, middle- and...
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Urban Ideas Bakery in Pilsen
Pilsen, the capital of Western Bohemia, was the third city to host the Urban Ideas Bakery. The process played an important role within the city’s European Capital of Culture 2015...
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Urban Ideas Bakery in Stirling
The 4th International Bakery event was held in Stirling on 25-27 October 2010. The event was held in partnership with the Stirling Council, Architecture and Design Scotland and British Council. The...
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