Lisboa (Portugal), 2013
The neglected, deteriorating, dangerous shoreline on the site of an old naval shipyard has become a pedestrian promenade overlooking the Tagus River and very well connected with the centrally located Praça do Comércio
Bucharest (Romania), 2012
In the three days of a summer festival, a street normally occupied by cars becomes home to a swimming pool made from rented pallets and waterproof canvas so that residents can enjoy having contact with water.
Palma (Spain), 2013
The demolition of three military buildings constructed in the 1960s made it possible to recover the previously inaccessible Baluard del Príncep (Prince’s Bastion) as an open public space with privileged views over the sea.
Interview with Axel Honneth
Philosopher, sociologist and director of the Institut für Sozialforschung at the University of Frankfurt
The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream │ Gregory Greene │ The Electric Wallpaper │ Canada, 2004 │ 00:51:43 │ English
Sprawling suburbs of one-family homes and private cars were the chief sets on the stage of the American dream. Going back to a time when fuel was abundant and cheap, they gave rise to a lifestyle that has turned out to be increasingly unsustainable. What will happen to all this when fossil fuels run out?
24 February 2015, at 8.30 p.m. | University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), Canobbio (Switzerland)
Judit Carrera will represent the Prize at an international meeting in the metropolitan area of Lugano (Switzerland) of cultural centres dealing with urban themes.
PPS (Project for Public Spaces) distinguishes between public space – to which everyone has the right of access – and places – environments in which people have invested meaning over time – but also warns that not all public spaces are effective places. The challenge, then, is to design meaningful places in a process of placemaking and place-led governance.
Harry Rich believes that if a strong global commitment to sustainable development and tackling climate change is achieved in 2015, cities would be more habitable – cleaner, healthier and greener – by 2025. For this to happen it would be crucial to focus on technology as a means to anticipate and manage change in urban areas.
After a condominium association in Washington opposed a preschool playground Bradley Calvert speaks out in favour of the latter, saying that playgrounds are necessary for the beneficial and sustainable development of the city, that noise is not unusual in urban communities, and that it all depends on the kinds of noise people accept.