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23 Nov 12

Tom Fleming Leads Urban Development Masterclass, Aalst, Belgium

The Masterclass 'City Studio' is a multi-day training programme organised by the Flemish Association for Space and Planning. It targets experienced urban planners with an interest in social and spatial planning that cuts across normal boundaries of theory and practice.

The Masterclass will focus on the right bank of Aalst. This is a redevelopment project of a 19th-century working-class district with a strong tradition of Carnival. Tom Fleming will draw on his experience of Carnival and other large-scale cultural events and programmes to explore how an area such as this can be revitalised.

16 Nov 12

World Bank commissions Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy to develop a Cultural Industries Regulatory Framework for Developing Economies

The objective of the study will be to provide interested government officials and private organisations with guidance on how to assess the impact of regulation and institutions on the cultural industries sector: so as to identify measures and policies that are impairing the development of the sector and amend them or repeal them as needed. This will support the Trade Department of the World Bank to develop a toolkit for the analysis of the regulatory framework and institutional setting affecting the overall services sector.

This project is an opportunity for TFCC to develop work undertaken in over 40 countries, with recent work in 'developing economies' inclusive of activities in Nigeria, Vietnam and Brazil.

13 Nov 12

Brazil: Creative & Economic? What are the Possibilities? Keynote Presentation by Tom Fleming, Sao Paulo

Tom will deliver his second keynote presentation in two days when he speaks at the Club Transatlantico Seminar in Sao Paulo. This event sees Tom Fleming collaborating with Ana Carla Fonseca of Garimpo de Solucoes - a leading creative and cultural expert in Brazil.

The seminar forms part of a wider programme of meetings and study visits - to develop our programme of activities and strengthen our partnerships in Brazil. This will include discussions with The British Council, Brazil.

12 Nov 12

Tom Fleming in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to discuss the Creative Economy Impact of London 2012

Tom Fleming will deliver a keynote speech at Instituto Pensarte in Sao Paulo as part of the Creative Connections series of symposia.

Tom will draw on his experience of living and working in East London and provide an overview of the creative economy impact of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London. This will include case studies on the impact of the Games on the creative districts of East London, how the Games promoted London and the UK's creative industries, and the wider role of the Cultural Olympiad.

The symposium will also reflect on the creative and cultural impact of the World Cup: Brazil is set to hold the 2014 World Cup and 2018 Olympics.

2-3 Nov 2012

CIDADE CAMPUS, Guimaraes, Portugal

CIDADE CAMPUS is the major symposium for Guimaraes, European Capital of Culture (ECOC) 2012, with a focus on the role of culture and creativity in smaller city-making and the legacy of the overall ECOC Programme.

The event, programmed as an open campus which is free for everyone to attend, will bring together highlights of the Cidade Programme of Guimaraes ECOC 2012, plus introduce a new set of interactions, presentations and collaborations to collectively 're-imagine the possibility of the city'.

This is the city's major moment for reflection, boundary-crossing discussion and future-planning. Confirmed speakers include Charlie Leadbeater, Femi Longe (Nigerian Co-Creation Hub), Dick Penny (Bristol Watershed), Marleen Stikker (Waag Amsterdam), Bernadette Passos (Paraty, Brazil), and Greg Hadfield (Open Data Cities).

Eight other ECOCs (past and future) will also be presenting, alongside over 20 speakers from across the world and locally from Portugal. The event will also showcase a set of pop up and demonstrator projects - all aimed to provoke and inspire us to 're-imagine the possibility of the city'.

Tom Fleming is programming the overall event - as part of his role as Programmer for the Creative City elements of Guimaraes ECOC 2012.

More information can be found on the CIDADE CAMPUS WEBSITE and Smaller Cities Facebook Group: