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  • What Is a Park Worth?
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    What Is a Park Worth?

    The concept of the environmental services that nature brings us has been evolving throughout history. Evaluating this is increasingly necessary so we can understand the worth of its conservation, maintenance, and adaptation, says an article in The Conversation. But can what has hitherto been...

  • How protest art has conquered the heart of America
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    How protest art has conquered the heart of America

    During the protests, the streets of Washington DC became an open-air art project that transformed a symbol of fear and protection – the plywood boards on window shops – into a means of powerful expression. A chat with artists Decoy, Tarek Kouddous from Radical Empathy, Richshaad Ryan and Chris...

  • Public Spaces: Places of Protest, Expression and Social Engagement
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    Public Spaces: Places of Protest, Expression and Social Engagement

    Public space is place of meeting and exchange since the time of the Greek Agora. It is also a space of freedom of movement and expression. Often the sites of protest, public spaces transform into places of resistance, where revolutions and social uprisings emerge. This ArchDaily article reviews...

  • The Spaces That Make Cities Fairer and More Resilient
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    The Spaces That Make Cities Fairer and More Resilient

    Like a chemical catalyst, the sidewalk and the street edge are the surface on which all the atoms of a metropolis come together, react with each other and produce energy, says Nicholas de Monchaux in the New York Times article. This physical overlap also creates the enormous potential to create...

  • Dietmar Steiner, An Old Friend of the Prize
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    Dietmar Steiner, An Old Friend of the Prize

    We mourn the death of Dietmar Steiner, director of the Architekturzentrum Wien from 1993 until 2016 and an old friend of the European Prize for Urban Public Space. This sensitive architect, aware of the complexity of the urban fact was the most veteran member of the international jury of the Prize.

  • Demonstrations in Coronavirus Times
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    Demonstrations in Coronavirus Times

    What happens when the pandemic obliges our confinement at a highly politicised time and demonstrations in public spaces must suddenly cease? AOC Media analyses how protests in France have moved from the streets into the social networks, as well as onto balconies where people bang pots and pans or...