30 visions for cities

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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All contributions

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

Bracke Björn and Roels Daphné, ACCELERATING THE SUSTAINABLE REGENERATION OF URBAN DISTRICTS A DIVERSIFIED, INTEGRATED AND ACTOR-BASED APPROACH FOR THE KIEL AREA OF ANTWERP

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*

Dotti Nicola Francesco, KNOWLEDGE, POLICY MAKING AND LEARNING: AN EVOLUTIONARY APPROACH TO ACHIEVE POLICY RESILIENCE IN EUROPEAN CITIES*

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

Napolitano Pasquale, DENSITY AND MATERIAL CULTURE IN THE URBAN CONTEXT OF MEDITERRANEAN EUROPE FOR A CITY AS A DIFFUSED FABLAB

Olcuire Serena, CITIES OF THE FUTURE NEED CONFLICTS

Paidakaki Angeliki, SOCIAL RESILIENCE CELLS EXPLORING NEW GOVERNANCE MODELS FOR THE EUROPEAN CITIES OF OUR PRESENT AND OUR FUTURE

Pekelsma Simone, LOOKING BEYOND THE GATES: URBAN LIFE AS THE EXPRESSION OF MULTIPLE REALITIES*

Picardi Marco, WIKIURBANISM WILL COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE OR DO-ITYOURSELF URBANISM TRANSFORM THE GOVERNANCE, PLANNING, AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT OF CITIES?*

Pochini Amerigo and Marinelli Valerio, THE INCLUSIVE CITY: A PROJECT FOR A EUROPEAN FUTURE

Poulizac Morgan, SOCIAL EXPERIMENTATION IN CITIES: TIME FOR ACTION – AND NOT ONLY DECLARATIONS

Straus Matevž and Zamfira Razvan, THE RE-BIRTH OF THE COMPANY TOWN: HOW CORPORATIONS ARE RESHAPING WORK, LIFE, AND PLAY IN THE CITY*

Tribillon Justinien, ROCKING THE AUSTERITY BOAT: HOW MILLENIALS WILL HAVE TO RETHINK THE ECONOMIES OF TOMORROW’S CITIES*

Tricarico Luca, COMMUNITY IN THE URBAN DEBATE: NEW RESEARCH TRENDS TO SUPPORT FUTURE PLANNING AGENDAS*

van Strien Anne and Boot Isis, HOW TO BECOME A WISE CITY: THE FIRST STEPS AT REINVENTING EINDHOVEN FROM WITHIN*

van Tilburg AsterCIVIC 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.