Collective residences

LOCAL DEVELOPMENT

From Monday, 14 January 2019 to Thursday, 31 January 2019

LOCAL DEVELOPMENT

Future of cities and areas in a global world

How are our cities and regions developing? What are the future challenges they face in a global world? What are the new ideas that help us rethink public-private partnerships? At Faber we are aware that the centres of power and decision making have shifted and are in constant tension, that economic activity, a guarantee of a sustainable human future, faces dilemmas that it has never had before and that this notably affects the places where we live. Citizens want to be able to decide their future, and they want to do so from their city, from their town from their village, from their region.

Local economic development is a relatively new multidisciplinary field, framed by economics, geography, anthropology or political science, among others, and with an intimate link to culture and the tangible and intangible heritage of territories.

At Faber we would like to talk about public policies that exist in Catalonia and abroad aimed at promoting local development and the agents that drive them. That is why we organized a stay on the future of local economic development (LED) with the objective of discussing its challenges, bringing together knowledge from representatives of different disciplines and different territorial contexts, assessing and deepening the impact of globalization and technology on LED and the resulting policies, debating the governance model and the optimal scope of action, deepening the methodology of analysis of the competitiveness of the territories that will allow for a better diagnosis to define strategies for LED and define key indicators to enhance the evaluation of the impact of LED policies and to detect good international practices.

That is why at Faber we are launching a call for economists, anthropologists, historians, engineers, architects, lawyers, researchers and all types of professionals in this field. We encourage you to submit projects that follow the lines of work and thought described above.

Residents

SILVIA RETORTILLO

SILVIA RETORTILLO

Social Educator and Tourist Information Assistant
JUAN DEL RÍO

JUAN DEL RÍO

Educator and designer for socio-ecological sustainability.
MARCOS TUR WITT

MARCOS TUR WITT

Designer in Permaculture, ecological landscaping
LORENA RODRIGUEZ

LORENA RODRIGUEZ

Social worker
JOAQUÍN ALCALDE

JOAQUÍN ALCALDE

Director of ONGD Cives Mundi and El Hueco
PEDRO MACEDO

PEDRO MACEDO

Climate Activist and researcher
GORKA EGIA

GORKA EGIA

Teacher on leave of absence, creating his own consultancy, Mayor of Orendain
ALFRED VERNIS

ALFRED VERNIS

Ph.D. In Public and Nonprofit Management (NYU)
SANDRA ÁLAMO NOGUERON

SANDRA ÁLAMO NOGUERON

Technician in Socioeconomic Observatory of Osona
SERGI CASTAÑÉ LÓPEZ

SERGI CASTAÑÉ LÓPEZ

Technician of the Observatori socioeconòmic d’Osona
NÚRIA MACIÀ CASANOVAS

NÚRIA MACIÀ CASANOVAS

Executive Director of Creacció
ORIOL ESTELA BARNET

ORIOL ESTELA BARNET

Economist and Geographer
KAREL WILLIAMS

KAREL WILLIAMS

Professor at Alliance Manchester Business School
LUCA CALAFATI

LUCA CALAFATI

PhD Student in Urban Studies, University of Milano-Bicocca

Opinions

What residents are saying about us

LUCA CALAFATI

PhD Student in Urban Studies, University of Milano-Bicocca

My experienceI attended Faber as part of the thematic residency on Local Development. I arrived in mid January and stayed for 10 days. For my PhD I am working on ‘alternative’ strategic planning together with a group of UK researcher ...

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SERGI CASTAÑÉ LÓPEZ

Technician of the Observatori socioeconòmic d’Osona

Our stay at FaberWe are Sandra and Sergi, technicians of the Observatori Socioeconòmic d’Osona. We arrived to the Faber residency with a lot of expectations, we wanted to concentrate and work together on a mobility study that we wanted ...

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SANDRA ÁLAMO NOGUERON

Technician in Socioeconomic Observatory of Osona

Our stay at FaberWe are Sandra and Sergi, technicians of the Observatori Socioeconòmic d’Osona. We arrived to the Faber residency with a lot of expectations, we wanted to concentrate and work together on a mobility study that we wanted ...

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