Themes

 

Economy: Organising the distribution of resources is a fundamental way to guarantee social inclusion, welfare services and democratic institutions. These articles explore how local communities and citizen initiatives develop new financial mechanisms and economic models to sustain their projects and ensure their durability.

 

 

Community: Communities are evolving realities, continuously shaped by the people involved, the local context and external factors. Articles here explore the different ways in which communities are formed, they organise themselves and impact neighbourhoods, cities or international networks.

 

 

Culture: Projects that freely express our society in different forms, from theatre and dance to graffiti and electronic music. Culture can bring together people from the most diverse social backgrounds, age or economic conditions, and it can swiftly communicate the transformation of the city in which it is embedded.

 

Governance: In order to develop collaborative and democratic processes, the synergy between different stakeholders and the facilitating role of the Public Administration are increasingly fundamental. These articles provide an overview of different organisational models between a variety of actors in delivering inclusive urban development.

 

 

Environment: Aware of local resources and capacities, the contribution of citizen initiatives rooted in their territories to cooperative urban development processes is crucial for environmental resilience and sustainability. Articles here explore innovative approaches to the urban environment, including experiments in energy production, recycling, upcycling and community agriculture.