D1.1 Guidelines for mentoring activities

The present deliverable, D1.1 Guidelines for mentoring activities, has been prepared by EUROCITIES with input from the ROCK partners (notably, COBO, ICLEI), to provide general information and guidance on how to prepare, run and follow-up the three mentoring visits and three work-shadowing visits organised in the framework of ROCK’s first work package. The results of these activities will feed into the integrated management plans prepared as part of WP2.

D1.3 ROCK replicator cities roadmaps - revised version

The ROCK replicator cities roadmap is a key document to the ROCK project. The roadmap is understood as a strategic document, which is the basis for the elaboration of cities’ local visions for the transformation of the three demonstration areas into sustainable cultural districts. After a thorough description of the demonstration areas and the challenges at stake there, the document gives a complete overview of the implementation process in the three replicator cities, especially which actions are underway and which results were already produced. The roadmap process allows the ROCK replicator cities to plan, monitor and implement the changes they envisage to achieve the transformation of their demonstration areas.

D2.3 Guidelines for sustainable adaptive reuse for CH - revised version

In this deliverable, firstly Sustainable Adaptive Reuse is described as a tool for urban regeneration in historic urban centres, by providing examples and key takeaways from ROCK cities’ previous successful implementation cases. Secondly, the process for the sustainable adaptive reuse is structured in order to provide guidance and support through the implementation phase at the ROCK case areas of Replicator Cities. This deliverable involves steps starting from understanding the context of cities, how each city can be a role model for another on specific aspects, and the stages of implementing the adaptive reuse projects by exploiting possible social, organizational and technological innovations within the ROCK project.

D3.2 Report on governance toolkits and financial schemes for implementation of CH-led regeneration projects - revised version

This document aims to define a replicable methodology for the design of business models and financial schemes useful to place-based strategies of cultural heritage (CH)-led regeneration processes fostering economic growth and social inclusion. This toolkit provides guidelines and canvas for the different actors involved in CH-led regeneration initiatives. With reference to the specific goals of ROCK WP3, such guidelines and canvas aim at guiding the design of CH-led regeneration processes with a particular focus on patterns of economic sustainability and schemes for financial support.

D5.3 ROCK Factsheet No. 1

This is the first of three factsheets, which will present the diverse facets of the ROCK project. In this one, we share with you information ´concerning how co-creation contributes to heritage-led urban regeneration, in particular through the ROCK LivingLabs.

D5.5 ROCK Factsheet No.2

This is the second of three factsheets, which will present the diverse facets of the ROCK project. This second one will refer to the knowledge exchange process among cities that are part of ROCK dealing with similar challenges, or the so-called ROCK Mentoring process.

D5.6 ROCK placebranding toolkit

This report provides analysis, reflection, tips and guidance on how to better communicate the city through Cultural Heritage. First of all, it helps to identify the concepts and practices that can be used for constructing a consistent narrative of the historical European cities in a contemporary and global context. The main aim is finding a path for these cities in order to show their uniqueness off and protect the legacy coming from the past as an asset for their future development. Cities might be a collective platform for sharing information, knowledge and experiences. The bigger and smaller stories of the city should be recognisable, comprehensible and enjoyable for a wide range of citizens and visitors. They must record and inspire actions that help to build up community and help in the design of a new urban future, greener, fairer and more democratic. This resource intends to provide guidance and inspiration in order to translate a more comprehensive perspective of CH into outstanding stories and captivating images able to catch the interest not only of visitors but also investors, innovators and the local population. In short, a simple tool to help get the most of CH when branding and communicating the contemporary city.

D5.8 ROCK Factsheet No. 3

This is the last of the three factsheets that present the diverse facets of the ROCK project. This third factsheet will dig deeper into one of the most distinctive elements of the project: technological solutions to boost heritage-led urban regeneration.

D6.4 Regulatory Framework, Rock Procurement and Policy Recommendations

The ROCK regulatory framework has been envisaged as an assemblage of key policy recommendations empowering Cultural Heritage (CH) as a driver for sustainable and smart growth, with a special reference to public procurement. Its development is an attempt to shape better implementation frameworks, targeting decision and policy makers from all administrative levels. The document proposes 11 cross-policy recommendations for consideration by policy makers and in the course of the implementation of cultural heritage valorisation projects.

Green Office Guidance Factsheet 1

This guide will equip cultural heritage professionals to start their journey in taking environmental action. The ‘ROCK Green Office’ factsheet series is focused on developing good practice and include key steps for both organisational governance and operations. The ‘ROCK Green Office’ series covers the following topics: 1. Environmental governance, 2. Environmental policy, 3. Green procurement, 4. Waste Management. This series will be helpful for directors, managers and practitioners of cultural heritage organisations who are looking to integrate environmental governance and practice within their buildings and sites.

Green Office Guidance Factsheet 2

The second ROCK Green Office Guidance Factsheet focuses on the environmental policy - a public statement of your organisational commitment and ambition. It provides a unifying direction and purpose that will guide the actions of your employees, management, stakeholders, audience and suppliers.

Green Office Guidance Factsheet 3

Everything you buy costs money and has an environmental impact. Buying green products and services can increase your organisation’s efficiency, enhance its public image, and is an excellent way to reduce your organisation’s impact on the environment. The third ROCK Green Office Guidance Factsheet provides insights into the topic.

Green Office Guidance Factsheet 4

This forth ROCK Green Office Guidance Factsheet addresses the topic of waste management. Throwing things away wastes resources in terms of the raw materials and the energy used to make them. In addition, disposing of waste has major environmental impacts. All over the world the best design and creative minds are dedicating themselves to waste and how to get rid of it by transforming the way we design, use and dispose of stuff. The Circular Economy is a new way of looking at the resources we use in order to minimise waste, detoxify it and transform it into valuable and restorative resources for us all.

Leave a Trace not a Footprint

This guide provides practical guidance on improving the environmental sustainability of cultural outdoor events in heritage cities, addressing key impact areas and using international best practice to inspire positive change. The guide takes its readers on a journey through the key environmental impact areas of cultural events and where to start in managing and reducing them – demonstrated by a diversity of case studies from across Europe. Topics include: energy, waste, noise, transport, water, biodiversity and procurement. Complimenting this informative new guide, EUROCITIES and Julie’s Bicycle delivered a series of webinars on good green governance, environmental impact management, and communicating sustainability. In collaboration with practitioners and thought-leaders across Europe, these three episodes look at how cities can initiate, support and encourage cultural events and activities to reduce their environmental impact in. The full series is now available in the Resources section of the ROCK website (subsection Webinars and Podcasts).

New governance models for creative, sustainable and circular cities

Citizens’ needs are changing, and so must cities adapt and assess priorities for the greater goods. In this booklet of case studies published as part of ROCK, we tell you five ways cities invent new governance models to turn into more creative and sustainable places to live. City administrations take on new roles as brokers or advisors, using their connections to help create new cultural partnerships: in Lyon, the Urban Heritage Observatory works with focus groups to assess the changes in the way of living and working in the World Heritage city centre. In Skopje, the SkopjeLab transforms the way public services work. Cities offer public spaces to be used by citizens, entrepreneurs, artists and other actors of urban change such as in Athens who renovated the Kypseli Market to turn it into a new agora. In the Marvila area of Lisbon, residents are taking over abandoned spaces to make them theirs again and foster creativity in the neighbourhood. But all this is not possible without the direct involvement of citizens, and them taking ownership of the public goods. Which is why Bologna developed the regulation of collaboration between citizens and the city for the care and regeneration of urban commons. The governance of the city is changing as cities test new models able to integrate as many voices as possible to deliver urban development in the most inclusive and creative way. Read more about the cities' experiences in the booklet!

Participatory approaches and social inclusion in cultural heritage

The second ROCK case studies booklet showcases the innovative work of five cities testing new tools to open up opportunities for citizen engagement and social inclusion through cultural heritage. Cities have come to realise that to achieve the best results, local governments have to work together with civil society at large. Many local authorities are creating opportunities for citizens to get involved in heritage-led urban development projects and to bring their expertise and experience of the city to these projects. Read the new ROCK case studies booklet now to find out more .

ROCK Plastics Guide

This guide is part of the ROCK ‘Sustainable Event’ factsheet series. This series covers the following topics: 1. Sustainable Food & Produce and 2. Understanding and eliminating problem plastics. It will equip cultural heritage & event professionals to begin their journey towards environmental action. The guides are focused on developing both environmental knowledge, as well as best practices, and include the key steps for both environmental governance and operations for events in cultural heritage city centres.

ROCK Sustainable Food Guide

This guide is part of the ROCK ‘Sustainable Event’ factsheet series. This series covers the following topics: 1. Sustainable Food & Produce and 2. Understanding and eliminating problem plastics. It will equip cultural heritage & event professionals to begin their journey towards environmental action. The guides are focused on developing both environmental knowledge, as well as best practices, and include the key steps for both environmental governance and operations for events in cultural heritage city centres.

Technologies and tools for better access to cultural heritage

Accessibility is connected to all the aspects that determine the possibility to fully participate in urban life: overcoming physical and economic barriers, perception of safety, equal access to institutions, cultural productions, participation and empowerment of citizens, information and opportunities. ROCK demonstrates how urban accessibility needs to be discussed and co- designed within communities and not only inside the traditional institutions, in order to make it really universal. ROCK cities have developed various approaches and examples to improve accessibility in urban districts with concentrations of cultural heritage and enhance accessibility and experience of cultural heritage using various tools and technologies. Read more about the cities' experiences in the booklet!

White paper and recommendations to the EU Urban Agenda Partnership on culture and cultural heritage

This White Paper is the result of two ROCK exchange workshops organised within the framework of the European Cultural Heritage Summit (Berlin, June 2018) and the Fair of Innovators in Cultural Heritage (Brussels, November 2018). The main objective of these workshops was to explore potential collaborations and synergies between ROCK and European funded projects on cultural heritage, as well as gathering input to support the EU Urban Agenda Partnership for Culture and Cultural Heritage launched in November 2018.