Participants will have the opportunity to acquire information on how the process of urban landscape management, which began in 1985, even before the expectation created by the nomination of Barcelona as the host city for the 1992 Olympic Games in
October 1986, has been undertaken. They will be able to see how it has worked and what results it has given the present-day Institute for the Urban Landscape and Quality of Life.
BASES OF THE CONTEST 1. Nature and aim: The   Contest   of   Good   Practices   is   a   contest   that   will   be   held   in   the   framework   of   the   Second   International Congress   on   the   Urban   Landscape.   Prizes   will   be   awarded   to   exemplary   projects   or   actions   relating   to   the urban    landscape,    carried    out    by    local    government    bodies    and    /    or    other    public    or    private    entities (associations, foundations, or other companies). 2. Frequency: The   contest   of   good   practices   is   announced   for   the   first   time   for   the   2017   Congress   and   it   will   be   held thereafter coinciding with the holding of the congresses. 3. Restrictions: The   only   restriction   as   regards   the   presentation   of   entries   refers   to   projects   that   have   already   been recognized in other similar contests. 4. Deadline for presenting entries: The   period   for   presenting   contest   entries   is   from   the   end   of   the   First   International   Congress   on   the   Urban Landscape until the closing date of 15 May, 2017. 5. Presentation of entries: Every   entity   will   be   able   to   present   only   one   good   practice   or   action   to   the   contest.   Planned   projects   for future   actions will   not   be   admitted   and   neither will   those   currently   undergoing   development   that   are   not   in a   position   to   demonstrate   a   complete   process   of   fulfilment   and   application.   Actions   presented   as   entries may appear in any language although they will have to contain a version in Spanish, Catalan or English that facilitates their understanding. 6. Assessment Criteria: Projects   or   actions   that   involve   the   participation   of   citizens   will   be   awarded   particular   recognition,   as   will those   that   require   collaboration   between   several   entities   or   departments   of   the   same   entity   in   order   to   be put into practice. 7. Relevant actions: By way of example, the types of actions that can be recognized include:                            1.   Actions   involving   heritage   dissemination   and   the   diffusion   of   the   urban   landscape   together   with promotion   of   awareness   as   regards   civic   rights   in   relation   to   the   use   and   the   utilization   of   the   landscape and public spaces, taking the diverse sectors of society into account.     2.   Actions   that   foster      the   civic   participation   of   local   residents,   facilitating   organs   and   procedures   to make   it   effective,   so   that   their   voice   can   be   heard   and   borne   in   mind   in   the   decisions   taken   by   local government                         3.   Educational,   cultural,   leisure,   free   time,   welfare   and   promotional   activities   that   take   place   in   the collective space of the urban landscape.    4.   Architectural   heritage   protection   schemes   that   limit   its   abandonment   and   deterioration,   especially those that are supported by sponsorship and collaboration agreements.                            5.   Urban   and   environmental   management   programmes   directed   at   facilitating   a   healthy   and functional environment that contributes to the citizens’ quality of life      6.   Revitalization   actions   involving   local   citizens   in   order   that   diverse   sectors   and   social   organizations actively   collaborate   in   the   design,   development   and   improvement   of   local   policies   with   regard   to   urban landscape usage management..        7.   Actions   leading   to   dialogue   and   mediation   with   other   Public   or   private   administrations   and   with entities of different types, to coordinate actions that help to promote the potential scope of landscape use.     8.   Actions   involving   the   coordination   of   institutional   and   civic   collaborative   networks   to   carry   out initiatives leading to interventions in the landscape that  contribute to social equality.         9.   Mediating   or   regulation   actions   that   facilitate   dialog,   negotiation,   collaboration   and   the   amicable resolution    of    disputes    between    public    and    private    agents    as    regards    the    use    of    the    landscape    for advertising. 10.   All   those   coherent   actions   for   the   recommendation   or   classification   of   urban   landscape   values, such   as   color   codes   or   commercial   identification   ones;   as   well   as   different   types   of   cataloguing   processes and those related to sponsorship.   11.    Leadership    and    city    branding    activities,    based    on    the    architectural    heritage    or    of    landscape recovery that contribute to the better identification of cities with their landscape. 12. All   those   actions   that   are   in   line   with   the   direction   indicated   by   the   Letter   of   the   Cities   approved   in the framework of the First International Congress on the Urban Landscape. 8. Jury: For   the   purpose   of   evaluating   and   issuing   a   resolution   on   contest   entries,   the   organizing   committee   of   the Second   Congress,   together   with   the   keynote   lecturers   and   members   of   the   round   tables   held,   will   be constituted   as   a   jury   in   an   extraordinary   session   before   the   ending   of   the   congress   meetings.   Winning projects will be announced at the Congress closing ceremony. The   prize-winning   entries   will   be   uploaded   on   the   Congress   website   and   will   receive   a   diploma/trophy accrediting   the   prize.   Their   registration   fee   for   the   Second   Congress   will   be   reimbursed   and   they   will   be invited to deliver a keynote address at the Third International Congress on the Urban Landscape. 9. Public presentation: Categories:   Projects   that   are   presented   may   be   exhibited   publicly   during   the   celebration   of   the   Congress in parallel activities that will be announced opportunely.
Here you can find the rules for the contest of good practices that ICOUL 2017 is to promote. Our Congress is proud of the confidence that Habitat III has shown in it, as an instrument for
the practical implementation of the provisions of the New Urban Agenda as regards the urban landscape
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