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Nørreport Station
Copenhagen (Denmark), 2015 | FINALIST 2016
The chaotic esplanade covering Denmark’s oldest subterranean station through which around 165,000 people move every day, has been redesigned to house a bus terminal, parking for more than two thousand bicycles and a pedestrian zone connected with the medieval streets of the old city centre.
Protection Building of the Genovés Park
Cádiz (Spain), 2015 | FINALIST 2016
A seafront esplanade invaded by parked cars is replaced by an elongated building that shelters the Genovés park from winds, while containing public bathrooms, changing rooms and cultural facilities and featuring an elevated viewpoint overlooking the bay of Cadiz.
Temporary Bridge over the Charleroi Canal
Brussels (Belgium), 2014 | FINALIST 2016
An non-profit urban festival claims the connection of two districts of uneven social conditions on both sides of the canal by means of an ephemeral bridge made with the standard components of a construction crane.

Shared Spaces (78)

“Public space should be seen in in its dual symbolic and material dimensions as a common good belonging to citizens.”
Interview with Raquel Rolnik
Professor Rolnik warns of the dangers of losing public space in cities governed by the logic of privatisation.

News (410)

The exhibition “Shared Cities 2016” is presented at the Pilsen Landscape Festival 2017
“Shared Cities: European Prize for Urban Public Space 2016” |
21 June to 20 September 2017 | Landscape Festival, Pilsen, Czech Republic
The exhibition of the last European Prize for Urban Public Space, “Shared Cities, 2016”, will be open to the public until 20 September as part of the Pilsen Landscape Festival 2017 in the Czech Republic.

Shared Spaces (78)

“Public space can become dangerous in a heat wave.”
Interview with Jean-Paul Vanderlinden
Professor Vanderlinden warns of the vulnerability of public space in cities during heat waves brought about by climate change.

News (410)

“From Public-Spiritedness to the Right to the City.” For Truly Exclusive Public Space
This seminar will be held on 29 and 30 June 2017 in the Espai Francesc Bonnemaison, Barcelona to discuss and debate the values enshrined in regulation of conduct in the city’s public space.

Periscope (423)

Anatomy of a Protected Bike Lane: Infographic shows overwhelming benefits of good street design
There’s no comparison between a standard bike lane and their protected counterparts. This is demonstrated in the blog Broken Sidewalk which has carried out a study of bike lanes in several American cities.
What will Life be like in a Greener City?
A report by the global network of experts AECOM stresses the value of “Green Infrastructures” and their role in favouring photosynthesis as a step towards achieving “brilliant cities”.