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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 →

City as a Political Idea: An Interview with Krzysztof Nawratek

Krzysztof Nawratek’s book City as a Political Idea was first published in Polish in 2008, it became synonymous with Poland’s Right To The City movement and widely read by members of informal coalition – the Urban Movements Congress – comprising… Continue Reading →

Notes on an Urban Imagination: Sarajevo

Writing a special commission for The New Metropolitan from the post-socialist, post-conflict city of Sarajevo, Boriša Mraović inhabits a city in the midst of an – often brutal – capitalist transformation. His article is set against the backdrop of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s dramatic… Continue Reading →

Sarajevo In Pictures by Richard J Williams

The New Met’s Richard Williams visited Sarajevo at the end of 2014 courtesy of Igor Štiks. As well as attending the Otvoreni Universitet (Open University) for three days, Richard wandered the streets of the enigmatic Bosnian capital, trying to sense something… Continue Reading →

Edinburgh: Limits of Citizens’ Participation

Tahl Kaminer shines a light underneath the rhetoric of consultation and the limits of citizens’ participation. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Edinburgh City Council launched an ambitious series of consultations with locals as a prequel to the development of an… Continue Reading →

How to Make a Skyscraper Invisible

The Parisian media has been awash with the Tour Triangle recently, a controversial plan to build a skyscraper in the 15th arrondissment. Read our contributor Richard Williams’ article How to Make a Skyscraper Invisible over at global affairs website Foreign Policy. Click here to read… Continue Reading →

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The Battle for Skopje – urban citizenship and the legacy of the past by Ljubica Spaskovska

We asked Dr Ljubica Spaskovska, Associate Research Fellow in History at the University of Exeter to describe the response of Skopje citizens to the contemporary reconstruction of the city. Spaskovska is an Associate Research Fellow on the Leverhulme Trust funded project ‘1989 after… Continue Reading →

RSA Cities and Citizenship: Surviving the 21st Century

Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA in conversation with leading social entrepreneur Lord Mawson, Professor Wolf Prix, co-founder of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU and pioneering writer and journalist Anna Minton chaired by Professor Ricky Burdett, Director of the Urban Age programme at the LSE. Organised with… Continue Reading →

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