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Developments of strategic-spatial blueprints for different types of "IEP"-sites: social economy organizations in synergistic networks

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Our research is based on the observation that there’s a broad offer of social economy initiatives which are however poorly coordinated and physically dispersed in nature. This makes the road leading socially deprived citizens towards these initiatives blurred and creates physical and mental barriers for an easy accessibility. To mediate this, we introduce the new concept of an Inclusive Economic Participation site (IEP-site), defined as a spatially concentrated “hub” (Castells 1989, 2010) or location in urban society that accommodates public and (social) profit organisations that strive for a solid economic participation of socially deprived citizens, as provider of labour and as consumer. This paper reports on the research results of a first research phase which consists of constructing an elaborated inventory of potential cases presently existing in Flanders that show features (synergetic collaboration of several social economy organisations, inclusive architecture or implantation, etc.) of such IEP-sites. Building on this, we identify several types of IEP-sites based on their strategic (i.e. managerial structure, existing networks, economic activities, etc.) and spatial (urbanistic, architectural and organisational aspects) design. Linking both, we constitute a framework by which possible spatial solutions are provided for strategic demands and vice versa, plausible strategic designs of IEP-sites are given for types of spatial opportunities or problems in the urban tissue. Such framework will form the basis for a broader further research in which we aim for the development of so-called strategic-spatial blueprints for different types of IEP-sites. As neither these blueprints nor the concept of an IEP-site exists, we will perform explorative qualitative case-study research by which we clarify the policy-decisions to be taken by the administrative and political (local) policymakers and by the (social) profit organisations involved, in order to achieve an economic inclusive urban development.

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De Nys-Ketels, Simon, Nathalie Vallet, and Michelle Bylemans. “Developments of Strategic-spatial Blueprints for Different Types of ‘IEP’-sites: Social Economy Organizations in Synergistic Networks.” 5th CIRIEC International Research Conference on Social Economy, Abstracts. 2015. Print.
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De Nys-Ketels, S., Vallet, N., & Bylemans, M. (2015). Developments of strategic-spatial blueprints for different types of “IEP”-sites: social economy organizations in synergistic networks. 5th CIRIEC International Research Conference on Social Economy, Abstracts. Presented at the 5th CIRIEC International Research Conference on Social Economy.
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De Nys-Ketels, Simon, Nathalie Vallet, and Michelle Bylemans. 2015. “Developments of Strategic-spatial Blueprints for Different Types of ‘IEP’-sites: Social Economy Organizations in Synergistic Networks.” In 5th CIRIEC International Research Conference on Social Economy, Abstracts.
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De Nys-Ketels, Simon, Nathalie Vallet, and Michelle Bylemans. 2015. “Developments of Strategic-spatial Blueprints for Different Types of ‘IEP’-sites: Social Economy Organizations in Synergistic Networks.” In 5th CIRIEC International Research Conference on Social Economy, Abstracts.
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De Nys-Ketels S, Vallet N, Bylemans M. Developments of strategic-spatial blueprints for different types of “IEP”-sites: social economy organizations in synergistic networks. 5th CIRIEC International Research Conference on Social Economy, Abstracts. 2015.
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S. De Nys-Ketels, N. Vallet, and M. Bylemans, “Developments of strategic-spatial blueprints for different types of ‘IEP’-sites: social economy organizations in synergistic networks,” in 5th CIRIEC International Research Conference on Social Economy, Abstracts, Lisboa, Portugal, 2015.
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  abstract     = {Our research is based on the observation that there’s a broad offer of social economy initiatives which are however poorly coordinated and physically dispersed in nature.  This makes the road leading socially deprived citizens towards these initiatives blurred and creates physical and mental barriers for an easy accessibility. To mediate this, we introduce the new concept of an Inclusive Economic Participation site (IEP-site), defined as a spatially concentrated “hub” (Castells 1989, 2010) or location in urban society that accommodates public and (social) profit organisations that strive for a solid economic participation of socially deprived citizens, as provider of labour and as consumer.
 
This paper reports on the research results of a first research phase which consists of constructing an elaborated inventory of potential cases presently existing in Flanders that show features (synergetic collaboration of several social economy organisations, inclusive architecture or implantation, etc.)  of such IEP-sites. Building on this, we identify several types of IEP-sites based on their strategic (i.e. managerial structure, existing networks, economic activities, etc.) and spatial (urbanistic, architectural and organisational aspects) design. Linking both, we constitute a framework by which possible spatial solutions are provided for strategic demands and vice versa, plausible strategic designs of IEP-sites are given for types of spatial opportunities or problems in the urban tissue. 

Such framework will form the basis for a broader further research in which we aim for the development of so-called strategic-spatial blueprints for different types of IEP-sites. As neither these blueprints nor the concept of an IEP-site exists, we will perform explorative qualitative case-study research by which we clarify the policy-decisions to be taken by the administrative and political (local) policymakers and by the (social) profit organisations involved, in order to achieve an economic inclusive urban development.},
  author       = {De Nys-Ketels, Simon and Vallet, Nathalie and Bylemans, Michelle},
  booktitle    = {5th CIRIEC International Research Conference on Social Economy, Abstracts},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Lisboa, Portugal},
  title        = {Developments of strategic-spatial blueprints for different types of "IEP"-sites: social economy organizations in synergistic networks},
  year         = {2015},
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