Posts Tagged ‘Urban Transformation’

Social innovation: How about measuring water quality for ourselves?!

City Mine(d) is a Brussels- and London-based NGO that has been active for over 20 years in projects involving citizens and local residents in urban development. City Mine(d) deliberately blurs the boundaries between social and technological innovation and artistic creation. Using the methodology of “radical prototyping”, Jim Segers, one of City Mine(d)’s founders, tells URBACT [...]

By Jim Segers, on August 22nd, 2017 at 11:11

Letter from America: The F Word, Watch a City Die because of the Mismatch between the City and the Functional Urban Area

The urban news in America has been dominated by three stories. First, the not guilty verdict on George Zimmerman the killer of Trayvon Martin. Second, Anthony Wiener’s predilection for sexting – he was the front runner for the democrats to get the nomination in the New York mayoral race and third the city of Detroit going into [...]

By Peter Ramsden, on August 8th, 2013 at 12:02

Innovations in public spaces

How can conflicts in public space be turned into opportunities for change and urban renewal?  This question was at the heart of the debate at the Kick Off meeting of the URBACT USER project . Several inspiring cases were presented by the host city Copenhagen and a placemaking expert from London. ‘Welcome In My Back [...]

By Sally Kneeshaw, on May 10th, 2013 at 10:02

Bilbao City Council, Spain receives Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize

Bilbao City Hall, partner in OPENCities URBACT project, has been named the inaugural Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Laureate in recognition of its integrated and holistic approach to urban transformation. Bilbao’s success is founded on visionary leadership, commitment to long-term planning, strong processes and supporting infrastructure. Jointly co-organised by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), [...]

By URBACT, on July 15th, 2010 at 15:32