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14.12.2017
Zagreb is OURS – Green Municipalism in Action

A last minute bid by activists in Zagreb to join together and stand in city elections led to a result that could make waves within a political climate of corruption and apathy.

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12.12.2017
„Was wir erreicht haben, muss zum Maẞstab werden.“ – Interview mit Reinhard Bütikofer

Deutschland zögert politisches Neuland zu betreten. Die Jamaika-Sondierungsgespräche zwischen CDU/CSU, FDP und Grüne sind gescheitert. Der Weg nach vorne ist unklar und viele Optionen werden ins Spiel gebracht, von einer Neuauflage der GroKo und einer Minderheitsregierung bis zu einer Kenia-Koalition (CDU/CSU, SPD und Grüne) und Neuwahlen.

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08.12.2017
“Stuck in ambivalence” – The Segregation of Roma in European Cities

Why are Roma overrepresented among marginalised and racially segregated households across Europe? A scholar of cities and segregation gives his answer.

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05.12.2017
Unemployment, Pensions, Loneliness – Poverty Treats Men and Women Differently

Looking at food banks and poverty in Finland with a gendered lens can yield insights into its causes and solutions.

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30.11.2017
Cities to the Rescue

Cities could become a welcoming and protective hub for refugees in Europe – but not without financial support to stimulate their economy and create jobs. An interview with Gesine Schwan.

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30.11.2017
Architectural Exclusion: Race and Class in the City

The layout and design of our cities excludes certain people from certain places and opportunities.

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29.11.2017
The Reforms that Europe Doesn’t Need

European progressives must prevent Macron and others’ efforts to increase the extent of the EU’s fiscal union, as these will only make Europe more undemocratic and neoliberal.

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25.11.2017
The City as a Battleground

From centres of economic activity to amusement parks for tourists, what is happening to our cities and what space is left for their citizens?

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25.11.2017
The ‘Guggenheim Effect’: Pride and Prejudices

Few cities have succeeded in recreating the success of Bilbao’s Guggenheim museum. What was its secret & what can this tell us about urban dynamics?

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25.11.2017
Whose City is it Anyway? Reflections on Global Urban Dynamics

Sociologist Saskia Sassen talks about the role of cities in globalisation, and how citizens can reclaim the rapidly dwindling urban space.

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