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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.

AgoraTXT (12)

Curating the City. The Changing Nature of Public Space
"Public space has always been contested. But it is also open to different cultural readings at different times and in different places".

Shared Spaces (76)

“Without public space there is no democracy”
Entrevista amb Srećko Horvat
The philosopher Srećko Horvat warns that privatisation and increasing control of public spaces could mean the end of democracy.

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The Value of Co-Design /Co-Production as a Methodology for Promoting Sustainable and Just Cities
"There are diverse approaches to transdisciplinary co-production/co-design/co-creation, which all share the key features of deep and extended participation."

Periscope (419)

Why the Jane Jacobs vs. Robert Moses Battle Still Matters
Directed by Matt Tyrnauer, "Citizen Jane: Battle for the City" is a recent documentary which describes Jacobs’ opposition to the model of urban renovation—based on introducing highways into cities—advocated by Robert Moses.
Why Housing Policy Should Be Health Policy
The features of urban decay can have a powerful effect on the overall wellness of a community. But these health impacts are often left relatively unexamined. Article from CITYLAB by Andrew Small.
Democratic Public Spaces in the Face of Terrorism
The terrorist attacks in Paris and other European cities have hidden behind the democratic quality and other values that have been inseparable from public space since its very beginnings: solidarity and the assumption of trust among citizens.