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Who Saved The City? One day symposium & film screening

Urban Justice Lab explore urban activisms in times of austerity in America and Europe and Beyond One day symposium & film screening Monday, June 6, 2016 This second instalment of the Global Justice Academy‘s Urban Justice Lab series explores modes of… Continue Reading →

Between Places: The Ho Chi Minh City of tomorrow as seen from today.

by Lily Pugh Any observer of cities will tell you that no city is a fixed or complete entity but few cities are in such a fluid state of transformation as Ho Chi Minh City today. Since 1986 Vietnam has… Continue Reading →

New Met / CityLink Gentrification Twitter Hour Event 

Join us on Twitter for a live interactive event with @CityLinkFest Simply answer the questions below using the hashtag #CityLinkHour The discussion is open to all. Tuesday 1st March 2016 #CityLinkHour Tuesday March 1st at 7.30pm Time: 19.30 UK | 20.30 Denmark… Continue Reading →

A Gentrification Gallery

As part of our recent activities looking at gentrification, we couldn’t help but be drawn back again and again to the different ways the subject is captured, tagged or depicted visually. We’ve pulled some of these together into a gallery,… Continue Reading →

The New Metropolitan’s Headline Events of 2015

The New Met has consistently provoked diverse discussions about urban citizenship: here are some of the key events we organised and participated in during 2015: Urban Citizenship Events Our first public event Amsterdam, Street Art & Super-Gentrification (March) brought academics, artists and… Continue Reading →

Urban Citizenship Scoping Project in Leith, Edinburgh

Posted by Stacey Hunter – Co-Editor @StaceyHunterEDI Join the conversation: Whether you’re a citizen, and activist or a property developer, I’d like you to take part in a public conversation during the next two months. The New Met has consistently provoked diverse discussions about urban citizenship… Continue Reading →

Digital Exhibition and Special Event: Lost+Found in Edinburgh

Initiated by IASH for the Being Human 2015 festival of the humanities #untoldedinburgh is an online, Twitter & Instagram generated exhibition of images featuring Edinburgh’s abandoned places, ruins, urban quirks and contested spaces. View the exhibition below – and for enquiries, additions or edits/deletions please email thenewmetropolitan@gmail.com… Continue Reading →

REVIEW: City Link Symposium 2015 on ‘Democratic Renewal’

Urban Citizenship in Theory and in Practice: Examples from Scotland and Denmark by Richard Williams @rjwilliams44 The City Link Festival was initiated by GivRum, a Copenhagen-based non-profit organization founded in 2010. City Link is a ‘co-creating network of artists, activists, cultural entrepreneurs, researchers… Continue Reading →

Following London’s #FuckParade protest Dominic Hinde reflects on Edinburgh’s gentrification: A fig leaf for Scotland’s failed urban policies

By Dominic Hinde All images are by the author and dated Sept 29th 2015. Follow the author on Twitter @DominicMHinde Four years ago I bought a flat on Edinburgh’s Leith Walk with no insulation and a dodgy fuse board. This year I… Continue Reading →

Democratic Renewal: City Link Symposium 2015

The New Metropolitan is participating in an exciting day of events exploring Democratic Renewal. Various aspects of urban citizenship will be discussed in a morning of talks at Summerhall and in an afternoon of activities. The symposium is being directed by… Continue Reading →

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