Urban Renewal Network


Who is behind this?

Blazej Lenkowski

Fundacja Industrial



Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

The aim of the project is to build the creative space for sharing experience and inventing the new solutions for the renewal of postindustrial cities in Europe. There is the growing lack of cohesion inside the EU between leading cities and postindustrial ones.

Where will your idea take place?

Lodz, Poland

Why does Europe need your idea?

Europe should be able to prove that is able to ensure the development not only for the most developed regions or cities but also help and promote these places that are in trouble. The best solution for that is to blast off the creative potential of citizens and match it with spaces that postindustrial cities can offer. Meeting of creative people from different countries can be very efficient way to invent new projects and ideas to ready to use by them as well as by the cities. Europe needs to change the bureaucratic image of Brussels administration and show that European Union are citizens and thanks to the support from Brussels they can change the life of their cities. This is the way to give them the faith for change.

What is your impact?

The main outcome of the project will be at least five projects proposals how to change the postindustrial cities in creative ways using the power of citizens and international cooperation possible thanks to European Union existence. The proposals will be elaborated during the three days meeting/workshops organized in Poland for at least 40 international participants. We will build unique forum and space to share the knowledge about interesting ideas and work of these 40 creative personalities. We hope that our project let to establish lasting relationships between the group of people from different places and also will be the chance and the beginning of cooperation between the coalition of postindustrial cities local authorities.

How do you get there?

• Efficient process of people’s selection to our group.
• Professional preparation of workshops.
• Engagement of authorities of the cities.
• Promotion of invented project ideas, encouraging public bodies to support ideas.
• Public Relations campaign aimed at showing the potential of postindustrial cities across the whole European Union.

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What makes your idea stand apart?


€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 50000,-

Total budget

Major expenses




Idea created on March 31, 2015
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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