For years we tried to urbanize the countryside but now the logic is reversed. What values and meanings does the landscape bring to the city?
Western city planning has often excluded "the others," the territories of disorder. How should we rethink an alternative city model?
The renowned architect describes his experience as president of the jury of the Prize and talks about his particular perspective on the city and contemporary architecture
The plague of 1347 marked the end of the Siena communal experiment. Can the current pandemic encourage us to rethink cities as spaces of care?
Underutilised rooftop spaces are attracting more and more interest as a resource for expanding public space in increasingly dense urban environments. Representing up to 25% of the surface area of cities, they are also a potential tool for favouring climate resilience and providing more of the...
Do you feel vulnerable as you walk through public spaces? If you are a woman, the odds of answering yes to this question are certainly greater states the article published by Archdaily. Street lighting, bus stops, public restrooms, the way you behave in public environments, and so many other...
New parks and redevelopment projects are exacerbating gentrification in some areas of Barcelona, driving prices up and pushing out vulnerable residents. Other areas lack green space altogether, depriving certain communities of benefits to physical and mental health. This documentary produced by...
Islamic Cemetery. Altach (Austria), 2012
Special Mention 2014 Prize
by Sarah Mineko Ichioka (Director AF, London)
When the coronavirus exploded across Europe in March 2020, city dwellers throughout Europe began to leave, some to avoid the virus, others to escape cramped and pricey apartments or to connect more with the natural world. Now, nearly a year after the first lockdowns, this The New York Times...
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