City Partners

AMSTERDAM

BIJLMEREXPERIENCE – www.ilovezuidoost.nl/99- bijlmerexperience – The work of Bijlmer (for a long time the most stigmatized neighborhood in the Netherlands) communities creating bottom-up ‘guided experiences’ inspired us to adopt the mapping as a tool to contribute to putting South East on the map. The work of local guides, and their ‘translating’ power, have contributed to a revalorisation of Bijlmer heritage and to a more widespread awareness of its value.

ZUIDOOST PARTNERS & BUREAU CITY MARKETING ZUIDOOST is a not-for-profit organization in the public-private sector, aiming to make Amsterdam Southeast a stronger and more balanced district. Our cooperation with director Arno Gorissen has been longstanding and fruitful. Through them, we are linked to a wide array of stakeholders in Southeast, including the city council dependence, the Johan Cruyff Arena, the local theater Bijlmer Parktheater and OSCAM.

WORLD OF FOOD is a street-food court in Amsterdam Zuidoost. It is located in a transformed parking garage and has become a spot for culinary local entrepreneurship. Located a few minutes away from the student housing Spinoza campus and has as a mission to contribute to the making of Amsterdam ‘a city made by and for everyone (Sarriel Taus).

BRASA SOLUTIONS led by multimedia local entrepreneur Roy Ristie is key to expressing ‘the creative power of diversity’ embodied and festivals, parades, and local radio and television.

BARCELONA

FEDERACIO CATALANA DE VOLUNTARIAT SOCIAL – voluntaris.cat – is the model platform for social volunteering all around Catalonia. They are a network formed by non-profit organizations working for nearly 30 years on the encouragement, promotion, and acknowledgment of social volunteering in Catalonia. Via political influence, they aim to have volunteers and non-profits acknowledged for their valuable contribution to the democratic improvement of the country. In this sense, they are the experts on cohesion and the spearhead of social transformation. They impact 80.000 volunteers.

CIVIC CITY – www.civic-city.org – a Barcelona-based association that works as an independent association and an evolving network of renowned professionals: designers, architects, sociologists, political scientists, geographers, urban planners, etc. The network is a platform to exchange knowledge and expertise and explore common potentials. IMPULSE BUSINESS CONSULTING, S.L. – www.impulsebconsulting.com – is a business consultancy firm with a diverse and creative team. They develop global business and communication projects, which add economic and social value to their client’s organizations. As a result, they build long-term relationships with their clients, which allows them to provide sound counsel throughout their evolution as an organization.

LISBON

JUNTA DE FREGUESIA DE CARNIDE – www.jf-carnide.pt – Carnide is a municipality on the North of Lisbon. It combines the new and the old, the rural and the urban. The Board of Carnide aims at making visible the existing activities in the area and is open to the participation of all of Carnide’s residents. Carnide, like other ‘peripheral’ places, has experienced the influence of the urban development of Lisbon and it is nowadays ‘a municipality featuring a kind of islands or disconnected areas in terms of functions and urbanistic design.

Junta de Freguesia de Carnida (Parish of Carnide)

PARIS

BEATRIU MALARET, a specialist in the field of design education from Barcelona and an expert in Paris, was involved as a partner in the original International Virtual Consultancy Firm project linking both cities. Provides connections with different celebrated initiatives for a more inclusive design of our cities (including the covering of the ring road ‘Périph’).

VIENNA

UIV-URBAN INNOVATION VIENNA GmbH – www.urbaninnovation.au – Smart City Agency, Energy Center, Future Cities. They are a linking pin between HEI’s and projects within the city of Vienna.