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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 →

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 →

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 →

Literary Citizenship: Cities and their Writers by Aleš Debeljak

This week we welcome Slovenian poet and cultural critic Aleš Debeljak to The New Metropolitan. Join us on a journey around Europe where the geography of towns, harbors, streets and squares overlaps with Debeljak’s literary topography. His most recent poetry books in English… 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 →

In pictures

Join the conversation We’re always adding to our gallery of city images. Send us (or link us) to photo essays, images, videos or artwork via twitter, Facebook or email.  

The European Constitution in Verse

Can the European Constitution be rewritten using poetry? This is the question asked by a literary group in Belgium called the Brussels Poetry Collective – coordinated by David Van Reybrouck and Peter Vermeersch. They wanted to see whether they could come up with an alternative version…. Continue Reading →

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