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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 life in cities.

The Urban Ideas Bakery process is the result of collaboration between the British Council and a variety of partners working in the field of design and social innovation around Europe. In particular, the process was founded on the results of the ‘Breakthrough Cities’ report on how cities can mobilise creativity and knowledge to tackle compelling social challenges. The report was commissioned from the Young Foundation.

The Urban Ideas Bakery works on the premise that every city and community is different, and that solutions should be customised to address these unique combinations of challenges. It makes people the centre of social innovation, builds a common cause, and creates a sense of ownership without which success would not be possible. The Urban Ideas Bakery builds on ideas generated during other Creative Cities project activities such as Future City Games and Urban Forums.

On 11-12 January 2010 the diagnosis workshop was held in Pécs, the next Urban Ideas Bakery host in Hungary. Sixteen enthusiastic local participants - representing various fields like city...
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...
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...
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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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...
3 years
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...
3 years
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...
3 years
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...
3 years