Posts Tagged ‘Peripheral neighbourhoods’

Interview With István Hunyadi, RE-BLOCK, Budapest

The 18th district of Budapest started to built up the RE-Block (REviving high-rise Blocks for cohesive and green neighborhoods) network based on the need to find new tools and solutions to give a boost to rehabilitate the “Havanna” high-rise block building estate, a deprived urban area situated at the outskirts of the 18th district of [...]

By Mariann Majorné Venn, on February 25th, 2014 at 19:31

Metropolitan Governance

NeT-TOPIC Project cities share a set of common challenges. All of them are peripheral territories located in different European metropolitan areas. These cities have developed and continue to develop strategies to transform their nature as urban slums, which were created and evolved in the context of the industrialisation process some decades ago. This peripheral character [...]

By URBACT, on January 7th, 2011 at 15:22

NeT-TOPIC partners Haidari and Sacele start a twinning process

Sacele (Romania) and Haidari (Greece), two partner cities in the NeT-TOPIC project, are currently in the process of twinning their cities. After learning about each other’s features and specificities within the context of network collaboration, they discovered a series of common points between them. Some of the most important are: the fact of being a [...]

By URBACT, on July 20th, 2010 at 10:32

Shrinking cities: A Dream or A Nightmare for Urban Planners?

A lot has been said about the city of Flint, Michigan (USA), whose population dropped by half in 40 years, going from 200,000 to 100,000 inhabitants, with the decline of the automobile industry. There are hundreds of empty houses, with peripheral neighbourhoods transformed into near ghost towns. Elected officials want to bulldoze these neighbourhoods, return [...]

By URBACT, on October 8th, 2009 at 11:44