Posts Tagged ‘Barcelona’

Universal Basic Income: who’s laughing now?

A few years ago, many cities would have laughed at the idea of introducing a Universal Basic Income. Fast forward to today, and the concept is being tested in neighbourhoods and cities across the EU, from Barcelona and Copenhagen to Stockholm and Utrecht. The Catalan Joke As a Scot, I’ve given my various Catalan friends [...]

By Eddy Adams, on March 10th, 2017 at 13:15

Governing Large Cities after the Financial Crisis

Growing democracy deficit and quickly shrinking public budgets : European cities react very differently on these circumstances. Many look for innovations and show more flexibility towards population claims, in some others progressive new mayors are elected, while some even strengthen authoritarian policies. With over 700 participants, plenary discussions and 19 parallel tracks the AESOP’2015 Congress [...]

By Ivan Tosics, on October 22nd, 2015 at 21:20

Renewing Old Markets, A Tool for Cities

Markets are as old as cities. In each city, markets are organised according to each country’s culture. In all cases, though, they create meeting spaces, business and jobs and they have wide-ranging potential when it comes to implementing sustainability policies and new trends. So, what came first, markets or cities? This question is similar to [...]

By URBACT, on October 21st, 2014 at 11:28

Where Are You Going to, this Summer?

Summer approaching, members of the URBACT Secretariat were asked by this blog’s editors for books, which they felt had a strong connection with one city or one aspect of life in cities. Here are their picks on Barcelona, Venice, New York, Dublin, Shanghai, Alexandria, Mumbai, Berlin… and a couple of imaginary or invisible cities made [...]

By URBACT, on July 15th, 2014 at 18:07