Posts Tagged ‘Remakingthecity’

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

Common public space design in Estonian-Latvian twin town Valga-Valka

Johanna Holvandus and Kadri Leetmaa make a case for cross border city twinning, showcasing the story of Estonian-Latvian border towns Valga and Valka, the recent hosts of a regional URBACT seminar. On October 18, 2018 Estonian-Latvian border towns Valga (EE) and Valka (LV) hosted a regional URBACT seminar. The aim of the common event was […]

By Johanna Holvandus, on February 1st, 2019 at 10:57

New urban planning: long-lasting innovation or just a temporary illusion? [PART 2]

Iván Tosics, URBACT Programme Expert from the Metropolitan Research Institut in Budapest asks whether new urban planning methods will stand the test of time. In the first part of this article, Ivan introduced the process of development of new public policies accross Europe and  gave concrete examples of new urban policies and planning. The new […]

By Ivan Tosics, on January 24th, 2019 at 09:45

New urban planning: long-lasting innovation or just a temporary illusion? [PART 1]

Iván Tosics, URBACT Programme Expert from the Metropolitan Research Institut in Budapest asks whether new urban planning methods will stand the test of time. The Great Financial Crisis (economists talk about the crisis in capital letters) created a new situation: the severe changes in economic and financial conditions extorted the revision of existing public policies. […]

By Ivan Tosics, on January 17th, 2019 at 11:39

How interactive is your city?

Daniela Patti, Levente Polyak, Simone d’Antonio, Elisabetta Savino and Sabrina Bruzzone report on the festival’s Interactive Cities (IC) lab. The project is dedicated to finding out about how interactive European cities are and how they use social media tools to be interactive. The Interactive Cities Lab in Lisbon saw the participation of some of the […]

By Daniela Patti, on November 14th, 2018 at 20:32

11 Unusual places reviving thanks to URBACT and the 2nd Chance Network

Discover spaces and brownfields of the 11 partner cities of the 2nd Chance Network, as well as ideas and good practices for the sustainable reuse of emblematic places of urban development. All these were at the core of the Integrated Action Plans presented by partner cities in Naples (IT) during the Network’s final conference. Walking […]

By Simone D'Antonio, on June 21st, 2018 at 17:41

Community mapping: when an app boosts urban regeneration

The city of Longford (IE) has developed an application –  Longford Nua  – which seeks to engage all citizens in the town in gathering and sharing memories and stories of the city, what citizens value about their town for the present days and ideas for the place in the future. Longford Nua is a community […]

By URBACT, on June 5th, 2018 at 16:49

Urban DNA and the birth of Urban Acupuncture Therapy: Story from Murcia, Spain

A decade of citizen engagement in Murcia (Spain) Murcia, a city in southeast Spain, was awarded the URBACT Good Practice label for an urban regeneration and revitalisation project carried out in its Espiritu Santo neighbourhood, a peripheral and run-down area of Murcia. Murcia City Hall and all the people that were involved in this project, […]

By Rebeca Pérez López, on November 17th, 2017 at 14:46

17 hacks to make the most of public property in your city

A quarter of Europe’s population lives in small and medium-sized towns and cities. Hiding away in these places is a wealth of untapped potential – including public buildings and land. In times of budget cuts, this public property can be used to steer urban development, with positive benefits for the city as a whole. Drawing […]

By Petra Očkerl, on September 21st, 2017 at 17:34

The New Old Market Hall in Bratislava

In the last ten years the attitude of cities and their citizens towards what is possible and what can be achieved through cooperation with each other has changed. Active citizen organisations, NGOs and different initiatives have shown that they are capable to contribute to urban development with their own activities and deliver what they set […]

By Kamila Gejdošová, on August 16th, 2017 at 09:04