Making cities. Visions for an urban future
To mark the 30th anniversary of EUROCITIES in 2016, we wanted to collect thought-provoking contributions on the future of cities to generate a new debate on the role of cities in addressing future challenges. We launched an open call to collect views from young professionals, to gather new ideas, to propose new scenarios and identify problems and solutions at local level.
Contributors were to be aged between 25 and 35 years in 2016, and belong to one of the following professional categories: researchers, journalists, architects and urbanists, activists, opinion leaders, and novelists.
An international expert jury selected 30 of the best contributions received.
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> Akpako Ioana, WHAT GENERATES OUR CITIES: FROM LAWS TO STRATEGIES
> Argota Sánchez-Vaquerizo Javier and Delso Gutiérrez Rodrigo, COMPUTATIONAL CITIES PARAMETRIC URBAN AND ARCHITECTONIC DESIGN THROUGH THE USE OF ALGORITHMS TO MANAGE BIG DATA
> Braeckman Yonca and Roelandt Nils, CONNECTING THE DOTS - THE FUTURE OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT*
> Cerezo Angel and Ribas Mercau Alejandro, MILANO RENATUR
> de Olde Clemens, URBANISM IN A DIGITAL REALITY*
> Dupouey Valentin, FUTURE CITIES: FOR A DEMOCRATIC UPRISING*
> Geissler Jean-Baptiste, FUTURE OF THE CITIES: TOWARDS A RENEWED DEMOCRATIC MODEL
> Hildebrandt Viktor and Milic Predrag, VIEWS ON THE URBAN FUTURE*
> Jordan David and Browne Fergus, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT IN DESIGN-LED PLANNING. TOWARDS A NARRATIVE FOR THE FUTURE CITY
> Kabutakapua Ngalula Beatrice, CITIES NEED TO INCLUDE COMMUNITIES IN DECISION MAKING
> Lüer Christian and Holstein Frank, FUNCTIONAL INTEGRATION AS A TOOL FOR URBAN AREAS TO DELIVER TERRITORIAL COHESION*
> Manns Jonathan, FINDING MEANING IN A NEGOTIATED SPACE
> Massimiano Lorenzo and Osterbrock Craig, DESCENT*
> Maupas Hélène, CITIES CALLING FOR...*
> Mocca Elisabetta, BETWEEN REALITY AND IMAGINATION MUNICIPALITIES IN PURSUIT OF THE EUTOPIA
> Olcuire Serena, CITIES OF THE FUTURE NEED CONFLICTS
> Pekelsma Simone, LOOKING BEYOND THE GATES: URBAN LIFE AS THE EXPRESSION OF MULTIPLE REALITIES*
> Pochini Amerigo and Marinelli Valerio, THE INCLUSIVE CITY: A PROJECT FOR A EUROPEAN FUTURE
> Straus Matevž and Zamfira Razvan, THE RE-BIRTH OF THE COMPANY TOWN: HOW CORPORATIONS ARE RESHAPING WORK, LIFE, AND PLAY IN THE CITY*
> van Strien Anne and Boot Isis, HOW TO BECOME A WISE CITY: THE FIRST STEPS AT REINVENTING EINDHOVEN FROM WITHIN*
> van Tilburg Aster, CIVIC CROWDFUNDING IS NOT ABOUT THE MONEY*
> Vickery Hill Adrian and Reynolds Andrew, CITIES THAT MAKE: BACK TO THE FUTURE?
*These contributions were selected for the printed book, all others are available at the links above.