Carolin Emcke reflects on shrinking public spaces for people that are perceived as others and warns of proliferation of radical movements that are taking public space.
The past ten years of the biennial European Prize for Urban Public Space are not only a testament to advances in terms of honoring outstanding architectural achievements, but they have also accompanied the discursive development of the meaning of public space over the past decade. Since its...
The European Mobility Week 2018 celebrates its seventeenth edition from 16 to 22 September, with the purpose of making cities more habitable and respectful of the environment by promoting forms of transport which reduce pollution and recovering streets for citizens.
Maxime Huré, lecture in political science at the Univesity of Perpignan shares his views on a growing number of cities that have opted to launch free public transport initiatives, based on experience of Dunkirk.
Gaël Faye is a writer and rapper. At the age of thirteen he had to leave the city of his birth, Bujumbura (Burundi) and go to Paris, fleeing civil war and the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. In a banlieue not far from Versailles he discovered rap and hip-hop. Faye has released two solo...
How did Zollverein Park come into being? It all started in the 1990s, as the coal mining and industrial production ended and the sites fell silent for years – and nature set in.
Interview with Pascal Cornips, author of the Cuyperspassage, Special Mention in the 2018 Prize
The Cuypers Passage is an underpass that offers the shortest connection for cyclists, and pedestrians, between Amsterdam’s historic centre and the waterfront and the ferries to Amsterdam North. Put his way, it is just another regular piece of infrastructure that eliminates what Dutch cyclists...
Skanderbeg Square is in the centre of Tirana, the capital of Albania. And it is rather more than a square since it is a kind of mirror which reflects the history of the country and also one where Albanian society can see itself.
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