Integral to the city’s identity, for many centuries the Tejo acted as the gateway to the city and as a major transportation route. But it is also proving to be a barrier between an increasingly affluent Lisbon on the north bank and towns such as Barreiro and Montijo on the south.
When a Budapest bridge was temporarily closed down the city’s residents decided to take matters into their own hands and turn it into pop-up park. One year on, their liveability vision is forcing city hall to embrace plans for a more relaxed city. Our Design editor Nolan Giles went to Budapest to find out more.
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