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18.01.2018
Baby Steps on the Road to a Basic Income

Various Dutch cities have started basic income experiments. But restrictions from central government are making some veer from the founding principle. How will it play out?

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26.12.2017
Ton Lemaire: ‘I’m an animal in the depths of my thoughts’

Ton Lemaire pleads for a new universal morality, which he calls humanimalism.

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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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