The European Venue for Green Ideas
10.01.2018
Refugees and the city: time to re-define roles and responsibilities?

Cities should be trusted to take the lead on the integration of newcomers.

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05.01.2018
Our Sustainability is Someone Else’s Disaster: Cities and the Environment

Are smart techno-managerial solutions the perfect alibi for resource extraction and inequality in our cities? We talked to author and academic Maria Kaika about the way that green technology so-called solutions are sometimes anything but, and can displace real action.

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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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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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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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25.11.2017
Big Fish, Little Fish: The Struggles of Poland’s Small Towns

Staggering inequality marks Poland’s small towns from its big cities – but some towns are demonstrating trailblazing innovative and transformative solutions.

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25.11.2017
The City Taking the Commons to Heart

Ghent is the first city in the world to enjoy a commons expert to enshrine cooperation and communal ownership into its very structures.

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