April 28, 2018

The “Netzwerk Immovielien” is made up of actors from civil society, the public and social sectors, and the business and academic communities. The network works to support the common good in the areas of real estate and neighbourhood development. Citizens which develop...

April 27, 2018

The so called "Nordbahntrasse" is a former railroad, 23 km in length, in the city of Wuppertal, Germany. It was thanks to a civil movement and the active engagement of up to 2,000 residents that this unused infrastructure was possible to be reactivated by turning into...

April 19, 2018

No Tav is a grassroot movement born in the 90’s and based in Piedmont (Italy). The movement was born in opposition to the proposed high-speed railway that is going to connect Turin and Lyon. Works were supposed to begin during the second half of the Nineties, but prote...

April 16, 2018

Sometimes, urban movements are small, but all the more effective. In the vein of urban acupuncture, the Clifden Tidy Towns Initiative in Ireland has little projects like this urban garden, which is open to everyone in the community. The town dazzles with its beautiful...

April 14, 2018

An inner city neighborhood, a little funding and the vision of a better way of living together - that are the key ingredients for the "Schwarzmarkt" in Witten, Germany. The initiative is made up of a group of young people, who wanted to change the place they are living...

March 5, 2018

Car sharing is said to reduce the number of private vehicle ownership but what is even more interesting is that car sharing encourages a behavioural shift towards multi-modal, complementing public and active forms of transport like cycling and walking. In several Germa...

February 13, 2018

Inclusion in the context of cities means also the “Right on the City”. Each minority and or group of excluded people needs the chance to have access to spaces of possibilities. This contains all kind of groups that feel the need to address certain topics opinions or cu...

December 20, 2017

 "It is hard to say if I have a favourite spot in Frankfurt. However, I enjoy seeing the city from above. Sitting on rooftops, watching the life from above, hearing the noises of the city far away is like having a break from the buzzing city. At the same time, it allow...

December 11, 2017

"I grew up in a little town called Bamberg in southern Germany. Bamberg boasts one of the best preserved historical centres in the country. The whole centre is listed as an UNESCO world heritage site and there are many beautiful places to see. Next to the river Regnitz...

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