Report AESOP-ERSA Lecture Series / Lecture 9:
Klaus R. Kunzmann, Bénédicte Le Ray and Anne Brisset, Katarina Bačić and Ivana Rašić Bakarić
Creative industries' click with the economy… City slickers?
The Lecture took place on 22 October 2015 in Zagreb hosted by The Institute of Economics, Zagreb. The event started with the opening speech of the Director of the Institute of Economics, Zagreb. Dubravka Jurlina Alibegović followed by the short introduction to the Lecture Series by Izabela Mironowicz, who is responsible for this important AESOP activity, established to mark our Silver Jubilee in 2012. Moderator, Irena Đokić, introduced the speakers: Klaus R. Kunzmann, Bénédicte Le Ray and Anne Brisset from the Région Île-de-France and Katarina Bačić and Ivana Rašić Bakarić from the Institute of Economics, Zagreb, whose lectures you can watch watch here:
AESOP wishes to express the word of gratitude to the co-organiser of the 9th lecture within the framework of our Lecture Series - the Institute of Economics Zagreb.
Klaus R. KUNZMANN
Professor Klaus R. Kunzmann graduated from the School of Architecture of the TU München in 1967 and received a PhD from the TU Wien in 1971. Appointed as Professor by the School of Planning of the TU Dortmund in 1974, he was Director of Research of the Institut für Raumplanung until 1993. From then onwards, and until his retirement in 2006, he held the personal Jean Monnet Chair of Spatial Planning in Europe. Klaus R. Kunzmann is a Honorary professor of Chung Hua University, in Hsinchu, Taiwan, a Honorary member of the RPTI, received a Honorary PhD from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1994, and taught as visiting professor at a number of universities in Europe, the US and in China. From 1987 to 1990 he was the first president of AESOP. Based on four decades of explorations into the field of spatial development of cites and regions, he is now living in Potsdam/Berlin, exploring the implications of China’s economic growth on urban regional development in Europe, and relentlessly writing on territorial planning in Europe, regional restructuring in the Ruhr, and on creative and knowledge city development.
Having received a master degree in European projects expertise from the Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Bénédicte Le Ray started working at Conseil Regional d’Ile-de-France in 2006. She was first in charge of the financement of the European Social Fund projects linked to the education of unemployed people or development of economics activity thus accompanying people to create their own companies. Since 2014, she has been involved in the new regional operational program for Regional Development European Fund and European Social Fund. More precisely, she accompanies projects holders such as cities, associations or companies to develop projects, which could be financed by the RDEF in order to strengthen competiveness, develop new communication and information technologies and support the transition to a lower emission of carbon economy.
Ivana RAŠIĆ BAKARIĆ and Katarina BAČIĆ
Ivana Rašić Bakarić works as a research associate at the Institute of Economics, Zagreb, in the Department for Regional Economics, Sustainability and Governance where she has also collaborated with the public and business sector since 2001. She has been engaged as an expert on several projects for international organisations (European Commission, UNDP, GIZ). She has had a wide experience in the industrial sector analysis. Her current research interests focus on cultural and creative industries and regional/urban economics topics.