Posts Tagged ‘cities’

Cities investing in heritage and everyday culture in Greece and Cyprus: turning citizens in active participants rather than passive viewers

By browsing through the 97 URBACT Good Practice cities one can notice that culture and heritage are given a central role in several of them, e.g. Lisbon is implementing a strategy in order to protect historic shops, Malaga is turning a downgraded central area in a creative district, in Budapest Ujbuda residents are the ones [...]

By Nicholas Karachalis, on October 24th, 2017 at 10:24

Placing your city in the European context: the Urban Data Platform

A little background… One of the main aims of the Urban Agenda for the EU is to improve the knowledge base and the collection of comparable and reliable data on urban development issues – this would in turn facilitate the monitoring and benchmarking of European cities, and foster the engagement of citizens in urban related [...]

By Claudia Baranzelli, on March 28th, 2017 at 10:00

Will American cities be trumped?

Democrats are being bullish about the future of cities under a Trump administration, but financial realities will soon bite.   In general, larger cities are more likely to vote Democrat than small towns and rural areas. Ivan Tosics’ article of 15th November showed that it was often the smaller urban areas that supported Trump. Indeed, [...]

By Peter Ramsden, on December 20th, 2016 at 15:39

Best Of URBACT Blog 2013

The URBACT Blog is a space for several contributors to share experiences on and insights in the diversity of issues they encounter in and around their activities in URBACT. Here is a selection of articles which we particularly enjoyed reading in 2013: Change and social Innovation, Shrinking Cities, Soft Mobility, Urban Struggles, Stakeholder’s involvement. There [...]

By Eddy Adams, on January 21st, 2014 at 19:46