How might we reclaim abandoned and unused spaces in the medina and encourage the development of community-based initiatives in a way that can reposition the medina as a future model for sustainable cities?
This the challenge we set for our Medinas+Sustainability workshop.
We are inviting 25 to 30 city changemakers on a deep-dive to reflect on this major urban challenge and to co-create innovative ideas in response. Participants will be guided through a structured innovation process inspired by the Creation Flow developed by the THNK: School for Creative Leadership.
Join us if you:
- Are passionate about cities,
- Enjoy collaboration and innovation,
- Are interested in joining a regional network of like-minded people,
- Are looking to set up/take part in a local urban lab, and/or
- Would like to learn about our structured innovation process.
09:15 – 9:30 Registration
09:30 – 10:00 Introductions
10:00 – 10:30 Discussion around challenges & opportunities
10:30 – 12:30 Wild Safari (observations & interviews in the streets)
12:30 – 13:00 Team lunch (eat, discuss & share experience)
13:00 – 15:00 Creative pressure cooker (new exercise every 20 minutes)
15:00 – 16:00 Pitch preparations
16:00 – 16:45 Pitches
16:45 – 17:00 Workshop wrap-up
17:00 – 19:00 Drinks
Our Workshop Facilitators
Urban sustainability catalyst and social entrepreneur with over twelve years of experience in MENA and globally. She worked on a range of projects with focus on policy, sustainable planning and design, entrepreneurship development and social innovation.
Socio-cultural change designer and social entrepreneur focused on developing sustainable socio-economic impact projects that enable people and spaces to preserve local heritage.