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Baena Castle

The Local group have had a different number of meetings where they had the possibility to discuss about heritage management at local level. This video explains the different views for the Castle.

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Baena Heritage – Creating Citizenship

Thanks to the work during the project life, the Urbact Local Group have been able to build a new way of understanding the city’s heritage.

“Patrimonio vivo testimonio

que respira historia

que se sigue construyendo entre todos cada día.

Baena viva con cimientos de siglos.

Baena Patrimonio. Baena Cultura

¿A qué esperas para sentirlo?”

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Sigulda Castle Complex

The city of Sigulda (LV) has created an excellent multi-purpose space in the Sigulda Castle Complex.

In these video, we can listen to the experience of different merchants, such as Elizabete (with a ceramic workshop), Marina (producing leather artist), Antra (with a walking stick workshop) and Zinaida (with a paper art workshop). Everyone is grateful that this project has allowed merchants to produce and sell their products in their place of residence. Local residents and tourists appreciate their products and permit them to live at home in a comfortable way.

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Alba Iulia Citadel

The city of Alba Iulia is one of the most important urban centres of Romania, a place of monumental historical significance with monumental gems, such as the Apulum Roman camp, the Transilvania Princely Palace, the Catholic Cathedral, the Orthodox Cathedral, the Batthyaneum Library, the Museikon, the National Union Museums and the Union Hall in which the Romanian Nation was declared.

The INT-HERIT network organized a meeting in Alba Iulia with the partner cities involved in the URBACT III Project in order to analyze the effectiveness of the implementation of a cultural heritage strategy.

In this video, we can listen to the experiences of Carmen Preja (National Centre for Information and Tourism Promotion), Ciprian Dobra (Principia Museum) and Liviu Stanciu (ULG Member, Communication and PR Manager), talking about the importance of restoration and a marketing plan in order to increase the number of tourists and cash-flow in the city.

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Espinho City Hall’s Urban Rehabilitation

Int-Herit is a project that came to help the process of Espinho City Hall’s urban rehabilitation (Portugal), focusing on two fundamental projects:

  • the recovery of the Castro de Ovil, which was in ruins.
  • the intervention of RECAFE (The Re-qualification of the Espinho Railroad Canal) at the centre of the City, crossing all the city through the centre.

In the video, we can listen to the opinions of different stakeholders, such as Vicente Pinto (the Vice-Mayor Espinho Municipality), Joao Castelo (an arquitect), Alexandre Santos (the Director of Espinho Music Academy), José Pinho (a tradesman), Joaquim Meneses (a tradesman), José Luis (a restaurant manager), Isabel Tavares (who has historic store), and Filipe Pereira (a hotel manager).

All the people interviewed have great expectations and enthusiasm for the project. They feel development will improve commerce and bring more visitors. They emphasise the idea that the community as a whole must be integrated into these projects to succeed.

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Transfo Open Monumentendag

The Transfo heritage site is subject to a growing number of initiatives and dynamics, which obviously is a good thing. One of the latest announcements is the development of an indoor climbing hall at Transfo, a public-private investment of about 2 million euros. These types of investments create a snowball effect, in the sense that they fuel and accelerate the enthusiasm to be part of the Transfo story.

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Dodoni – Voxpox’s

Dodoni is a cultural and touristic centre in the Epirus Region of with many assets among which the ancient theatre of Dodoni, one of the biggest in Greece.

Within the URBACT implementation network INT-HERIT working on heritage strategies in small and medium-sized European cities, the municipality of Dodoni aims at balancing the display of cultural resources and at promoting and upgrading cultural tourism in a sustainable way.

In the first video, we can listen to the experience of Maria Mizithra, Dodoni ULG member and CEO at the Co-operative Bank of Epirus, talking about the Project INT-HERIT in the partner city of Dodoni (Greece). She argues that the municipality is positively affected by the cooperation.

INT-HERIT Voxpop – Maria Mizithra

In the second video we can listen to the experience of Vassilios Hiras, the Vice-mayor of Dodoni. He talks about the program on the cultural heritage management.

INT-HERIT Voxpox – Vassilios Hiras
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Armagh City Townscape Heritage

In this video, we can listen to the experiences of Ralf Alwani (the Tutor of the QUB Street Studio), Conor Reid (in the final year of a Master of Architecture QUB), John Shepard (the Secretary of Armagh County Club), Peter Mcneill (the Director of Armagh City Townscape Heritage), Peter Gildea (the Principal of Mount St Catherine’s PS, Armagh) and Susan Hannam (the teacher at the Armstrong PS & Member of Armagh County Club).

They are explaining the educational activities they do in order to educate about the heritage of the city of Armagh (Northern Ireland).

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Cahors, The Château-du-Roi Street

The Château-du-Roi Street is the laboratory for the urban development public project: “Cahors, the Heart of the Agglomeration Strategy”.

Here are tested all the policies implemented in this framework, before being used in other City neighbourhoods or in the smaller towns of the Grand Cahors Agglomeration.

The 72 on Château-du-Roi Street is a very old building in a medieval neighbourhood. Till now, it was divided into eight very small apartments, many of them vacant, very uncomfortable, unsanitary, and even dangerous.

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BAENA HERITAGE – Searching Volunteers

The Lead partner of our network, Baena, held last Friday 23rd of November 2018 a citizen participation day around cultural heritage management! During that day they recorded many specialist in the area to share their experiences in this video.

CapacityBuilding #ULG #URBACTIII #Learning URBACT