Posts Tagged ‘city’

“From place-making to place-keeping?”

How to involve citizens in the long-term management of public spaces. Public spaces are thought to positively affect the wellbeing of their users in various ways. These associated benefits are reason enough for local authorities to invest in the creation of such high quality places through place-making processes. Place-making means the creation and shaping of [...]

By Maike Schmoch, on November 24th, 2017 at 12:27

How new municipalism shapes public participation: the Summit of Fearless cities

“Nature is intelligence, diversity, and self-organisation. Municipalism is self-organisation at the level of cities.” Vandana Shiva at Fearless cities. Barcelona organised Fearless Cities, the first worldwide municipalist summit, in June 2017. The event brought together the voices of mayors, councillors and activists who engage in transforming city administrations through coalitions of civic activism. Their approaches [...]

By Laura Colini, on August 31st, 2017 at 14:02

Rural-Urban Partnerships: An Integrated Approach to Economic Development

Research and publications of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development  (OECD) are usually of high quality. Correspondingly, I had high expectations when arriving to Bologna to participate in the OECD 9th Rural Development Policy Conference  on Rural-Urban partnerships: an integrated approach to economic development.   No doubt, the topic is of high importance. European policies and funds [...]

By Ivan Tosics, on November 12th, 2013 at 16:41

What’s Your Ideal City? #URBACTCity at the #EUopendays

What’s Your Ideal City? #URBACTCity at the #EUopendays After a tough competition between European Children for the #URBACT2013 Summer University in Dublin, URBACT launched at the occasion of the Open Days in Brussels a Twitter Campaign to know what people’s ideal city is! Tag Your Ideal City #URBACTcity – Twitter Campaign Now Open “Tag your [...]

By Segolene Pruvot, on October 9th, 2013 at 23:54

Meeting the Seoul Man

On the business card of Won Soon Park, Seoul’s dynamic and charismatic Mayor, there is a drawing of a spoon-billed sandpiper, with the legend small but can fly further. Mr. Park is very interested in how far he and his city can fly, and if you ever wanted proof of the value of city leadership [...]

By Eddy Adams, on September 27th, 2013 at 10:51