UR_BER Open City Berlin – What do we really know about our city?

What do we residents know about our city? Which plots belong to the public sector and who are the decision takers? How is the allocation of public land handled and on what terms? How are potential profits, quality of planned utilization, concepts and public good weighed in the decision process?  How can information on public

UR_BER Berlin as common good – How can we use our city together?

What if the whole city would be “common”? How would the public space be designed and used when the common good is a priority – and by whom? Are welfare and commercial exploitation compatible interests? What are the opportunities and where the obstacles in organizing communal use? What public resources should be provided? How could

UR_LIS Mind the Gap

Proposals for the agenda: Include new agents in the process of decision making (architects as a bridge between citizens and local power). There is a certain urgency in building mechanisms of communication amongst the different profiles of inhabitants of the public space. Strategies have to be taught in order to generate proximity between the decision-makers

UR_LIS Inhabiting Controversy Session

Proposals for the agenda: City conflict processes. Regarding the analysis of urban projects working with the paradigm of conflicts’ resolution, we propose, instead, to work with the paradigm of inhabiting them. Introducing mechanisms that don’t simplify reality, but take part in the controversies, may offer complex design answers that are symmetrical to reality. We propose

UR_EU Bologna Embassy Session

The UR_EU Bologna parliamentary session seeks to open up a space for debate, comments, and open learning about best practices to develop territory through cultural initiatives, social inclusion, and sports in order to contribute to feeding a fundamental ecosystem for the survival of fragile suburban realities.

UR_EU Ariège Embassy Session

The Ariège Urban Parliament wants to be a process to share thoughts, problems, experiences facing a global pandemic in Ariège. How has a rural territory such as Couserans county and its inhabitants lived in confinement? How did the inhabitants of Couserans, in Ariège, a rural and mountainous territory, experience the COVID-19 confinement? Did they adapt to the sanitary measures? And how did they do so? What are the response capacities of a small territory to a global pandemic? “Confiné.e en Couserans” is a series of conversations that offers a wide range of testimonials on the experience of confinement in rural areas. You will meet a school teacher, a retired artist, a pediatrician, a CNRS researcher, a high school student, a college student, a couple in search of autonomy, a librarian and a designer on a Civic Service mission in a rural fablab.