• Turning to face the river

    In deciding to reimagine an emblematic riverside square, Nantes faced challenges around both design and democracy. Its deliberative approach rose to both.

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  • Urban playground

    When people are encouraged to come forward with and test out new ideas, the city becomes a playground for innovation.

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  • When is growth unstable?

    European economic policy suggests that there is a trade-off between stability and growth. Builders know that the taller your building grows, the more difficult it is to keep upright. However, when a structure grows to become wider, it is far less likely to topple.

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