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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25.11.2017
The Order of Barcelona: Cities Without Fear

In Europe and beyond, municipalism, rooted in republicanism and enshrined in an ‘Order of Barcelona’ could help fight the ‘inertia of the nation-state’.

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25.11.2017
Tackling Climate Change: A Job for Cities

Could global cooperation between cities, with mayors from all corners of the globe, be THE key to tackling climate change? We spoke to the mayors of Paris and San Francisco.

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25.11.2017
A Tale of Two Finlands

The Greens are successfully wooing urban voters in Finland, but the rural areas tell a drastically different story. Why the stark contrast?

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25.11.2017
Speaking to Both Sides: Can a Green Message Resonate in Town and Country?

Silvia Nossek, the chairperson of one of Vienna’s districts, talks about the Green approach to local politics and about countryside versus city.

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25.11.2017
Gathering Storms: Forecasting the Future of Cities

Pablo Servigne outlines four vivid scenarios for what our cities could look like depending on which actions we could take now.

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25.11.2017
The City as the New Political Centre

Barcelona leads the way in reviving democracy and participation of citizens. Joan Subirats talks about how cities can shape a better governance architecture and complement the current system centred on nation-states.

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