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London (United Kingdom), 2012
The bench attached to the foot of the wall of a new social housing block in the Heygate Estate takes over from the low wall that had enclosed the premises as a meeting place for local residents
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.
Inner Yard | Marika Pecháčková | Studio FAMU | Czech Republic, 2014 | 00:33:41 | Czech > English
The discussions among a group of residents about removing the fences around separate gardens in the interior space of their block constitute a metaphor for the everyday problems of coexistence in the city.
One year after the Seventh Session of UN HABITAT’s World Urban Forum in Medellín, Lola Huete Machado describes in El País the urban planning model of the Colombian city and how this influenced the meeting, in particular the final call for more inclusive cities. The slogan of the model for change is equality as a moral obligation.
The New York Times publishes a route through twelve European cities based on the experiences of twelve contributors: cobblestones, broad avenues, gallery delights, gastronomy, shopping, and streets for flâneurs. Paris, London, Lisbon, Madrid and San Sebastian are among the cities cited.
Life – and not just economic life – in the American city of Detroit has always been tied to the automobile industry. The effects of the serious crisis in the sector have hit the city hard, and poverty and social inequality increasing by the day. Frances Kunreuther describes how citizens’ movements are seeking to transform and revitalise the city.
With suport from the Culture Programme of the European
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