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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 →

A Folly For London

In the vein of Private Eye and Punch – or Hogarth and Banksy – read about Will Jennings’ Folly For London competition which is using satire as a tool for social action. Launching today, the competition runs through to August 28th when it… Continue Reading →

New Cultures of Urban Citizenship Symposium

  Edinburgh College of Art, 19-20 June 2015 Funded by the IASH International and Interdisciplinary Research Network: New cultures of urban citizenship in Europe   ——— Thursday 18th June 8pm Welcome drinks and dinner for invited speakers at Slighhouse 54 George… Continue Reading →

Moving mountains: Sweden’s plan to relocate a whole arctic city, with or without its citizens.

By Dominic Hinde Follow the author on Twitter @DominicMHinde   Kiruna, Swedish Lapland – “If you want a cheap kitchen fan or some radiators get in there”, chuckles Kjell Törmä, editor of the local newspaper in the Swedish city of Kiruna…. Continue Reading →

Making better decisions? Using citizens’ juries in Scotland

In Scotland today there is growing interest in finding ways of involving people more directly in policy making. But how can people be involved in an engaging and meaningful way? Through a unique project – a first in the UK… Continue Reading →

Our first public event on film: Amsterdam Street Art & Super-Gentrification

We’re delighted that our first event featuring Christoph Lindner was a huge success with a sold out venue, a brilliant speaker and panel and a lively audience debate afterwards. The entire event was filmed by The Future Positive studio and… Continue Reading →

Belgrade Waterfront: A new frontier for civic resistance?

Activist Dobrica Veselinovic describes contemporary activism in Belgrade. Urban citizens have joined forces to tell city leaders Don’t drown Belgrade! Words by Dobrica Veselinovic [Edited by Stacey Hunter] Follow Don’t drown Belgrade! on Twitter and Facebook   Belgrade’s ‘investor urbanism’ is taking place… Continue Reading →

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Rebel City Amsterdam: Reflections on the Occupied University

By Christoph Lindner @cplindner Christoph Lindner is Professor of Media and Culture at the University of Amsterdam, where he writes about cities, visual culture, creative practices, and globalization. Amsterdam has long been a transnational hub of countercultural activity, from the religious… Continue Reading →

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