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public space: European Prize for Urban Public Space
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New Lift to the Old City Centre
Gironella (Spain), 2015 | FINALIST 2016
A lift links the modern extension and medieval centre of town, the latter of which had been condemned to social isolation and depopulation.
Three Clearings in the Forest
Uster (Switzerland), 2014 | FINALIST 2016
The subtle opening up of three circular clearings in a forest offers nature in the wild to people using a new footpathon the outskirts of the city.
Renovation of "Promenada"
Velenje (Slovenia), 2014 | FINALIST 2016
The construction of an amphitheater and a bridge over the river Paka transforms an old pedestrian pathway into a civic axis that connects the city centre with its natural surroundings.

10 awards: cities and voices (21)

City: Teruel
Construction of a new system of lifts by the flight of steps in Teruel, improving mobility and accessibility in the area.
 Voice: Richard Sennett
The American-born sociologist and writer speaks of public spaces that presently interest him, namely long-neglected places that help immigrants to feel at home. His favourite public space is near where he lives in London, a square in which activit...

News (419)

The 25 Finalists of The 2018 Prize Now Published
After the issuing of the verdict by the International Jury, the 25 finalist works of the 2018 Prize are now available for consultation on this website. Among the 25 finalists there are the winners and special mentions, that will not be revealed until the award-giving ceremony to be hold the following 20 June at the CCCB.

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International congress «Post-Habitat III»
International experts, as well as metropolitan representatives and mayors from cities and metropolis from around the world, will meet in order to discuss the key elements that must shape the new urban and metropolitan model of the future to build societies that are fairer, healthier, more cohesive and more sustainable.

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179 European cities in favour of public space
Entries for the 2018 Prize combine to offer an outstanding representation of cities which endorse public space as an essential aspect of urban improvement.