Posts Tagged ‘Remakingthecity’

4 lessons every European city can learn from Oberhausen

Oberhausen is a city in the Ruhr Area in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It has about 211 000 inhabitants and is one of the cities still fighting to overcome its industrial past. Over the past two years, Oberhausen has often served as an example of a German city coping with the influx of […]

By Petra Očkerl, on March 14th, 2017 at 13:25

Stimulating solidary in neighbourhoods of apartment blocks to foster urban rehabilitation: examples from Hungary

Social urban rehabilitation projects, these days co-financed by the EU, reach their goals through combined intervention in physical and social/communal aspects of the area – in theory, at least. On the other hand, common experience is that while the rehabilitation of built environment is going smoothly, the joint efforts on human or social development are […]

By Mariann Majorné Venn, on November 7th, 2016 at 10:00

How a regulation turned Bologna’s civic pride into action

An association of Bologna women turned an unused city-owned building into an ‘ethical boutique’. It’s one result of a new city policy that encourages citizens to volunteer their time and talents while governing their use of public assets. (Rete Civica Iperbole) A few years ago, a group of women in their 50s living near Bologna’s […]

By Simone D'Antonio, on April 12th, 2016 at 15:00

From Spaces To Places: Valuing Public Spaces In URBACT Cities

A handful of cities belonging to four URBACT networks (1) addressed from different angles the public and urban space issue, one of the more important topics for nowadays cities. It is true that some of these projects were beyond the public space theme. Anyway, we should point out that through these networks different dimensions and […]

By Fernando Barreiro Cavestany, on June 24th, 2015 at 19:44

Between Bottom-up Regeneration and Coworking

As described in a recent blog post, in Slovenia, collaborative spatial practices have been springing up like mushrooms after the rain. The publication Prostori sodelovanja (“Spaces of Collaboration”), published by IpoP, and a dedicated website deal with a wide variety of these practices within seven themes: co-mobility, housing communities, bottom-up regeneration, temporary use of space, […]

By Petra Očkerl, on March 12th, 2015 at 11:06

Open! Community Utilisation of Vacant Retail Space

The signs of the 2008 crisis became visible within few months after its outbreak on the Grand Boulevard of Budapest, which was one of the most important retail locations of the city, and on many other streets as well: closed shops, business premises with lowered blinds to let. Like in many major European cities, the […]

By Mariann Majorné Venn, on November 7th, 2014 at 18:41

Tackling Brownfields and Land-Take in Europe

Brownfields are an inherent feature of most, if not all, cities around the globe.  They all have a potential contribution to make the long-term success of their city. However, if they are ignored, brownfield sites can become the focus of social and economic problems. The 4th International Conference on Managing Urban Land celebrated progress, almost […]

By URBACT, on November 3rd, 2014 at 14:41