I Am a Tool of Gentrification: An Experimental Documentary Series
Lyubov’s work is inspired, often indirectly, by her personal life or everyday life events. As she tells us “in the case of I am a tool of Gentr…
Feminist City: Claiming Space in a Man-Made World, by Leslie Kern
The experience of the city cannot be synthesized in absolute terms, yet urbanism and spatial planning have taken men’s needs as the norm, for centu…
A Right To Fight For: Berlin’s Housing Referendum in Context
with Neelke Wagner
Based in Berlin, Neelke Wagner works as a scientific advisor for energy and climate policies. She has studied political science and philosophy in B…
Cycling Without Age: The Right to Wind in Your Hair
with Pernille Bussone
Cycling Without Age (CWA) is a volunteer-based organization first started in Copenhagen in 2012. By means of a collaboration with the city municipa…
Housing for a Fairer and Greener World
Call for Submissions
Closing 30 November 2022
There is no denying the fundamental role of housing as a guarantor of human development. Yet, we are nowhere near guaranteeing humanity’s fundament…
Profit-oriented and speculation-driven development is not the inevitability of planning; it is time to revisit those past futures that worked for communities and for the planet before and beyond the late experiences of the Global North.
Materializing Alternative Futures through Urban Hyperstitions: The Case of Haus der Statistik in Berlin
– Noël Nicolaus
We will have to build unusual alliances, create resilient networks of grassroots institutions, foster models for sustainable circular economies.
Imagining street-markets as urban commons: The mother’s market in Manipur
– Swetha Rao Dhananka and Leo F. Saldanha
Over the years, the women’s collective political power and economical importance has developed through the market space and has been a prevailing force in becoming the socio-economic engine of the region.
Possible futures of Berlin
– Grace Abou Jaoude, Olaf Mumm, Majd Murad and Vanessa Miriam Carlow
Envisioning a desirable future is an indispensable component of urban planning, a discipline largely concerned with imagining, shaping and planning for the future.
Meanwhile Communities Network: Detecting and strengthening local communities through temporary re-use of vacant facilities in London
– Israel Hurtado Cola
Meanwhile Communities Network explores the creation of a participatory digital platform that will automatically generate a live recording of vacant properties with potential to become meanwhile civic spaces.
The Future of the Countryside: VeloCity Principles in a Post-Pandemic World
– Petra Marko
There are over 10,000 villages in England, set only 2-3 miles apart and they offer an opportunity to advance a strategy which can alleviate housing pressure on the towns and turn villages into well-connected places for 21st century living.
Understanding the past, reshaping the future: Creating a space in Oslo’s Linderud Community Garden
– Kimberly Weger and Clara J. Reich
The project aims to empower a diverse group of actors— with a focus on residents with minority backgrounds— to re-imagine how the space is used now and in the future.
The Net Blvd
– Dana Barale Burdman
The Net Blvd examines a collection of situations that happen in the digital era. These situations imply that cultural production happens on digital platforms, structuring our collective memory.
Call for Submissions
The journal is calling for submissions that critically review the relationship between the city and money and creatively reimagine how we live, measure, and value our places.
Regenerative Cultures – Regenerative Cities
Annual CO2 emissions are now 45% higher than they were at the dawn of the millennium and 500% higher than the 1950s1. Carbon emissions from the richest 1% more than double…
A few words from our guest editor
A forest feeds itself, a perfect example of a circular economy. Life itself maintains the conditions for life. In gratitude, I tiptoe so as not to disturb it too much.
The Power of Envisioning: Projective design as a tool for embracing radical change
– Aikaterina Myserli and Henk Hartzema
During the summer of 2019, the National Environmental Vision (De Nationale Omgevingsvisie-NOVI), was published in the Netherlands.
Biophilic cell in the city
– Divya Mishra
The availability of water has shaped civilizations for millennia. Water crosses international and interstate boundaries, while man tries to control it for economic and social gains.
(R)evolutionary powers for regenerative economies: Learning from natural law and leaders in Jackson, Mississippi
– Elizabeth A. Walsh
What can we learn about liberty, natural law, and human nature from American revolutionaries before and after the 18th century to meet the challenges of the 21st century?
Beauty and the beast: Confronting contrasting perceptions of nature through design
– Siân Moxon
Nature elicits potent, contrasting emotions in us, from love and awe to fear and loss of control. As we become increasingly urbanised, we are distancing ourselves from wildness…