Welcome to Cooperative City

Welcome to Cooperative City

What is the Magazine about?

Cooperative City Magazine brings its readers the stories of collaborative urban development processes in different areas in Europe. It is a project run by Eutropian, a company and association developing collaborative planning processes in various cities in Europe.

Resistant and resilient: perspectives for independent culture in Hungary

Independent culture is a vital ingredient of Hungary’s cultural landscape. While Budapest remains a thriving metropolis with a strong independent scene and many smaller towns also cultivate their alternative cultural initiatives and venues, the Orbán government’s conservative takeover in the 2010s has significantly shrunk the latitudes of independent culture organisations.

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Placemaking

What kinds of financial support and solidarity structures are needed to help community-led development projects flourish?

Gamification

How to make digital interaction more engaging and fun? We explore the use of digital games to experience and design your city. 

Urban commons

How can urban commons strengthen communities and help face the upcoming social and economic challenges? Produced in cooperation with the gE.Co project.

Manifesto to Action

We advocate for existing knowledge, policy recommendations and financial resources to be geared towards the strengthening of social and solidarity economy practices throughout Europe.

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Solidarity City Vienna

Solidarity City Vienna is a platform of Cooperative City. It promotes and strengthens social and solidarity economy practices, mapping 12 initiatives that focus on social inclusion, fair employment, participation, sustainable food systems, ethical consumption and responsible tourism.

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magdas HOTEL: Changing the world while sleeping

This retro-style hotel next to the famous Prater park is the first hotel in Austria that is run as a social business. It is dedicated to the integration of people with a refugee background and helping them overcome barriers at the job market.

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Bikes and Rails: Co-housing with solidarity and an environmental mission

Self-managed and affordable, ecological and inclusive, Bikes and Rails' concept provides for buying houses collectively through private financing, freeing them from the market in the long term and thus securing affordable housing.

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Zukunftshof: An agricultural city laboratory at the edge of Vienna

A former farm at the southern edge of Vienna’s Favoriten district, Zukunftshof brings innovative urban agriculture, water management and sustainable energy production closer to the people, integrating old traditions and former residents in new urban developments

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