The Urbanist

Participatory urbanism

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20 July 2017

Episode 301

24 minutes


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Join us! A city can only evolve in the right way when citizens and communities are engaged in how changes should take place.

20 July 2017

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Care + Repair

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As Vienna grows, architects and city-planners are turning their attention towards the city’s many brownfield areas. A new participatory project is looking at ways the former Northern Railway Station can be put to good use.

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Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

Helsinki’s urban renewal

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The city has witnessed a boom in urban activism in recent years. A rapidly changing urban landscape containing unused and abandoned buildings has provided much-needed spaces for communal events.

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

Belo Horizonte: Nossa Grama Verde

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With a population of 2.5 million people, Belo Horizonte is no small town – and it possesses its own art scene and plenty of cultural life. Some residents have started a new urban network that aims to help residents appreciate their home town from a different perspective.

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