Posts Tagged ‘london’

The Women We See … and don’t see

Last year marked the centenary of the passing of the Representation of the People Act, extending to the right to vote for the first time to (some) women in the UK and Ireland (it would be another ten years until universal suffrage was introduced). To mark this anniversary, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, launched […]

By Siobhán McKenna, on February 14th, 2019 at 11:55

Renewing Old Markets, A Tool for Cities

Markets are as old as cities. In each city, markets are organised according to each country’s culture. In all cases, though, they create meeting spaces, business and jobs and they have wide-ranging potential when it comes to implementing sustainability policies and new trends. So, what came first, markets or cities? This question is similar to […]

By URBACT, on October 21st, 2014 at 11:28

London Markets Matter

   by  [Duncan]  Walking into a meeting room is not always an exciting and stimulating experience. London’s Sustainable Urban Markets consultation workshop early in July was a rare pleasure in this respect – hosted by London and Partners at their stunning river front offices near Tower Bridge, the view was quite simply breathtaking. The sun was […]

By Alison Partridge, on July 25th, 2014 at 10:37

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