The time has come for evaluating the 326 works from 35 countries that have been presented for the 2022 European Prize for Urban Public Space
The novelist and president of PEN International highlights the cosmopolitan spirit of Istanbul and recalls that Gustave Flaubert was fascinated by the diversity of languages he heard in its streets.
Bye Bye Barcelona | Eduardo Chibás | Spain, 2014, | 55'| Spanish/Catalan with English captions
Tourism is a huge source of income for Barcelona, and for some of its citizens, who have no qualms about attracting more and more tourists without a thought for the serious consequences this entails.
326 submitted works from 35 countries
Das ist unser Haus! | Burkhard Grießenauer, Daniel Kunle, and Holger Lauinger | SEELAND Medienkooperative E.D. | Germany, 2017 | 64 min. | German
Members of the Mietshäuser Syndikat (Union of Rented Housing) describe the model of collective appropriation of space and present projects of widely varying approaches and settings of housing.
The German philosopher speaks of public spaces that make it possible for us to work out who we are through interaction with strangers. At the same time, public spaces are a precondition for collective democratic action.
Reghin (Romania), 2012
The demolition of buildings occupying the banks of the Morii Canal and subsequent construction of quays and footbridges have given the Libertății neighbourhood its first green zone and recreational area.
Helsinki (Finland), 2012
A deep railway cutting which slices through the urban fabric has been converted into a pedestrian and bicycle corridor in a resource-saving collaborative process that also respects the memory of an industrial past.
Santa Pola (Spain), 2015
A network of paths and bridges for walkers and cyclists has rescued from deterioration and neglect historical sites and natural areas on the rocky massif separating the town of Santa Pola from the Gran Alacant residential area.