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Theme 6: Social Exclusion and Socially Creative Spaces

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EU competition policy is increasingly linked with cohesion policy and thereby affects innovation policy at regional level. This produces a narrowly economic interpretation of creativity and creative spaces (Moulaert & Sekia 2003; Moulaert & Nussbaumer 2005), restricting opportunities for socially excluded groups to develop economic practice. Building on EU Framework 5 and 6 projects (SINGOCOM, KATARSIS) coordinated from Newcastle , we address the development of Socially Creative Spaces oriented to 'social innovation' (Hillier, Moulaert & Nussbaumer 2004; Harris & Klein 2006).

Date: Monday 13th July 2009

Venue: University of Newcastle, School of Architecture , Planning and Landscape

Programme for event


Social Innovation: Institutionally Embedded, Territorially (Re)produced

Frank Moulaert

“Social creativity and postrural places: the case of Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal”

I André & I A Abreu

The transformational power of the cooperative movement in the UK

Len Arthur

Petroleum Pipeline Distribution System: The case of Oil and Gas Pipeline Network in Nigeria- ‘an environmental justice approach'

Friday Adejoh

Social Innovation and Governance: initiatives and processes

Governance, economic and social innovation in the Barcelona Metropolitan Region

Marisol Garcia, Marc Pradel and Santiago Eizaguirre

“The lessons from the anarchist experiences on urban social cohesion”

André Carmo







Lancaster University Bristol University Northumbria University Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies United Nations Research Institute for Social Development Global Urban Research Unit


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