Posts Tagged ‘culture’

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

Cities and culture: lessons from Italian cities

As the EU gears up for its 2018 Year of Cultural Heritage, Simone D’Antonio takes us to three Italian towns to explore some of the diverse roles that culture can play in sustainable urban development. Walking through the streets of Mantova’s city centre or using the public library San Giorgio in Pistoia, it is easy [...]

By Simone D'Antonio, on July 24th, 2017 at 12:22

4 lessons every European city can learn from Oberhausen

Oberhausen is a city in the Ruhr Area in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It has about 211 000 inhabitants and is one of the cities still fighting to overcome its industrial past. Over the past two years, Oberhausen has often served as an example of a German city coping with the influx of [...]

By Petra Očkerl, on March 14th, 2017 at 13:25

What’s art got to do with it? 4 reasons why sustainable cities need artists and cultural institutions on board

Bristol’s Park Street turned into a 90-meter water slide, Photo by Luke Jerram It all started with a water slide, on a sunny Sunday morning two years ago. Over 65.000 people stood in Bristol’s Park Street to watch the lucky 360 go head-first down the 90-meter slide. The installation by the British artist Luke Jerram [...]

By Ania Rok, on March 30th, 2016 at 13:48

Giant Intruders In Our Cities, Part II

Remember Ivan Tosics pictures on this blog of giant advertisement covering 5 storey buildings in eastern european towns? This picture of Saint Michel in Paris shows how the big Apple IPhone Advertisement currently dominates the landscape in its very touristic core. Browsing around the internet, we then found numerous accounts of  giant advertising, which, here, [...]

By URBACT, on March 12th, 2014 at 13:53