Posts Tagged ‘City’s Futures’

Universal Basic Income: Crazy idea or one whose time has come?

As we get into the business of 2016, what are the big ideas ahead of us? I’ve been thinking about this, and looking round, have been surprised to find that one of them might relate to welfare reform. For it seems that, after years of stagnation, grind and paralysis, there is evidence of fresh thinking [...]

By Eddy Adams, on February 22nd, 2016 at 18:08

Towards A European Urban Agenda: Debates Around #EUCities Conference

Storify by URBACT Fri, Feb 28 2014 07:07:28 The ‘Cities for Tomorrow, Investing In Europe’ conference, organised in Brussels in February, aimed at discussing the why, how and what of the European Urban Agenda. Discussions on the conference, the agenda and on links between Europe and Cities spreaded accross to Twitter. Here is URBACT’s Best-Of! [...]

By URBACT, on February 28th, 2014 at 17:12

Making the money-go round: Getting Ready for Financial Instruments to deliver Europe 2020 in cities

  Financial Instruments (FI) will be at the heart of the next Structural Funds and cities must become experts at using them. The URBACT CSI Europe network, led by Manchester City Council, is leading the way for cities by engaging in dialogue with decision makers in the European institutions who are now in the process [...]

By URBACT, on February 14th, 2014 at 16:56

Cities and Globalisation

This week the economist, Harvard professor and author of Triumph of the City, Ed Glaeser, gave a fast paced and inspiring lecture at the London School of Economics on cities and globalization. Many of his comments resonated with the experiences of European cities and knowledge from URBACT networks. His optimism about the positive effects of [...]

By Sally Kneeshaw, on January 24th, 2014 at 16:46

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

Giant Intruders In Our Cities – A New Years’ Photo Essay By Iván Tosics

Lately, travelling to conferences throughout European cities, URBACT expert Iván Tosics found himself making gigantic encounters, as spectacular advertising takes on the very walls of urban buildings. A tale of Iván hunting giants and what is behind them – sometimes literally – in Warsaw, Cracow, Bucharest and Budapest. In October 2011 I was invited to a [...]

By Ivan Tosics, on January 3rd, 2014 at 19:55

Accelerating Electric Mobility in Cities

What is the best approach to electric mobility in cities? Some of the answers to this tricky question were presented at the international industry Forum, the Electric Vehicle Symposium 27, in Barcelona last week by the URBACT Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe team. The event brought together engineers, scientists, researchers, inventors, manufacturers as well as [...]

By Sally Kneeshaw, on December 9th, 2013 at 19:25

Cities for People

The conversation on urban design must change in focus from the physical structure of the cities to the people who live in them. This is the strongly held belief of Camilla van Deurs, a partner with Danish architectural practice Gehl Architects, which works around the world implementing its vision of creating resilient places that are [...]

By URBACT, on November 29th, 2013 at 17:48

Getting Visions from Children and Youngster – The Creative School Contest in Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary

Under the URBACT Creative Clusters project, the Municipality of Hódmezóvásárhely launched the “Creative School Contest” at the end of November 2009. The main topic of it was how young children imagine the city in 15 years. The leadership of the town regards the young generation’s opinion and imagination is really important and significant, because the [...]

By URBACT, on January 7th, 2011 at 11:21

REPORT: Bridging the Urban Divide

Under the patronage of the EU Parliamentary Urban Intergroup (presided over by MEP Jan Olbrycht), this bi-annual UN “state of cities” report was launched today in Brussels by MR. Jean Bakole (Director of UN Human Settlements Programme) and one of the principal authors Mr. Eduardo López Moreno. Following up on the Urban Forum of Rio [...]

By URBACT, on April 23rd, 2010 at 13:51