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10.10.2018
The New Urban Crisis: Beyond the Superstar City

Richard Florida’s critical assessment of inequality within and between cities diagnoses the problem, but fails to offer real answers.

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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
Guardians of the Property: Pop-up Housing for Pop-up People

A new housing phenomenon is spreading across Europe’s cities – is it a Bohemian, win-win solution or does it exemplify the entrenchment of precarity into new spheres?

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06.11.2017
Urban Hopes: Will Cities Save the World?

Cities contain most of the world’s population and innovation. But are we in danger of over-stating the power of cities to cure all our contemporary ills?

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28.11.2016
Urban Commons’ Critique of Ownership Institutions: An Insurrection on the Way?

Social geographer Daniela Festa explores the commons within the context of neoliberal expansion in Italy.

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09.11.2016
The City as a Commons

LabGov, the Laboratory for the governance of the commons in Italy, aims to foster innovative forms of public collaboration in the city of Bologna and beyond.

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24.06.2015
All the Colours of Urban Movements in Poland

After the social and economic transformation in 1989 Polish cities fell into chaos and decline. Many of them suffered from closures of industrial facilities, and crime was on the rise. After the EU accession in 2004, authorities decided to take use of the stream of money coming from the Union. The problem was that it came with a cost…

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01.10.2013
Cities as Eco-factories of the Future

As the world rapidly continues to urbanise, cities will have to play a progressively greater role in the move towards a low carbon economy. By working towards the creation of a closed circular economy and a slow economy cities could be well placed to lead the transition.

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