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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
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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25.11.2017
‘Ugly Bruxy’ or Bruxelles ‘Re-belle’?

Brussels can teach us a lot about city politics and urban planning. Today, citizen movements and progressive forces, including Green parties, are changing the city.

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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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31.10.2017
To Fear or Not to Fear the Robot

Most politicians turn a blind eye but it has never been more crucial – how can we prepare for artificial intelligence’s increasing power and role in our lives?

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27.10.2017
Green Observatory: Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Green Observatory provides a round-up of what’s happening in Europe on a particular topic. We ask experts and politicians about the positions and actions of their country and the Green party. This month: artificial intelligence and robotics.

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26.10.2017
Minds of Their Own? Why We Need to Get Up to Speed on Robotics

From self-driving cars to intelligent implants – we’re living in an increasingly automated world, yet the legal safeguards are lagging behind.

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31.08.2017
Our Common Past: The Museum Presenting a Transnational View of European History

The House of European History in Brussels has an unusual and complex task – that of Europeanising history.

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29.08.2017
“Resistance Alone Is Not Enough” – Women’s Rights and Illiberal Democracies

Andrea Pető, a historian and professor at Hungary’s Central European University, discusses the struggles of women’s rights activists and organisations in the context of illiberal governments, arguing that identifying the mechanisms which undermine or threaten to roll back social progress helps us to better understand these forces.

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