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Design and the right to the city: iconography of public transport

The design of public transport and the right to the city are deeply connected. Discover more…

When cities get hot: Urban Heat Islands

Urban Heat Islands are on the rise and become more and more of a problem for big cities.

Urbanism is a way of life

What is the difference between urbanization and urbanism. How they developed and what does it mean to the city ? A philosophically analysis.

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The extraordinary success of tactical urbanism

Learn more about what tactical urbanism means and how short term actions can have a long term impact on the eco system the majority of human beings live in: the city.

Paris: Graffiti-Eldorado at subway line 12

If Paris would be in the Wild West, the Metro Line 12 would be its Eldorado. Sprayers from all over the world travel to this subway line, which runs the city from the north to south. In search of color on the trainpanels:

Solutions for the urban water crisis

Waterstress is causing harm to health and finds its roots at the urban water crisis cities are facing in the wake of climate change and waterproblems…

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Dublin: Housing crisis? Reclaim your city and take it back

Dublin is suffering under a housing crisis, but grassroot organisations aren’t willing to give up and fought back last summer…

Munich: The museum Neue Pinakothek closes its doors until 2027

The end for the art collection from the 19th century of the new Pinakothek in Munich? The museum closes its doors until 2027 for a general overhaul. You can read more about the works and the building here.

Paris: NGOs blaming over-proportional use of Flashballs and Dispersions-Grenades

In France, calls are becoming louder to ban the use of flashballs and GLIF4 grenades by police officers. Among other things because they lead to serious injuries if used incorrectly. The LDH published its press release.

When cities get hot: Urban Heat Islands

Urban Heat Islands are on the rise and become more and more of a problem for big cities.

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Saint Denis: JP Morgan invests in the Seine Saint-Denis

Within the framework of the “Advancing Cities” initiative by the American bank JP Morgan, more than 27 million euros are expected to be invested in the greater Paris area over the next five years. The banlieue Seine-Saint-Denis (93) will receive most of the benefits.

Munich: Did the time come for an urban & creative quarter?

Munich seeks new architecture. Munich wants to be creative.
And… Munich has a housing shortage. Is there a light in sight?

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Paris: Mit PTK wird das Haus besetzt

PTK war zu Gast in Paris und spielte zwei Konzerte. Ein kurzer Rückblick auf ein Wochenende mit gutem Rap und tollen alternativen Orten.

Munich: The museum Neue Pinakothek closes its doors until 2027

The end for the art collection from the 19th century of the new Pinakothek in Munich? The museum closes its doors until 2027 for a general overhaul. You can read more about the works and the building here.

Understanding the political city

Marseille: Housing collapse claims eight lives

The dilapidation takes its toll: on 5 November 2018, two houses in the Noailles district of Marseille collapsed, costing the lives of eight residents.

Paris: Mit PTK wird das Haus besetzt

PTK war zu Gast in Paris und spielte zwei Konzerte. Ein kurzer Rückblick auf ein Wochenende mit gutem Rap und tollen alternativen Orten.

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