Posts Tagged ‘Utrecht’

“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

Universal Basic Income: who’s laughing now?

A few years ago, many cities would have laughed at the idea of introducing a Universal Basic Income. Fast forward to today, and the concept is being tested in neighbourhoods and cities across the EU, from Barcelona and Copenhagen to Stockholm and Utrecht. The Catalan Joke As a Scot, I’ve given my various Catalan friends [...]

By Eddy Adams, on March 10th, 2017 at 13:15

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

Cities in Action for Social Housing: Residents form central link in creating sustainable social housing

Many European cities are currently dealing with the question of how to make social housing more energy efficient and sustainable, without leading to skyrocketing costs. Cities in Action for Social housing (CASH) was an URBACT-network consisting of 11 European cities and regions, which focused on this important and complex challenge. It did not only look [...]

By URBACT, on January 10th, 2014 at 19:19