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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 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 →

Cities and Citizenship, An interview with David Harvey

What does it mean to be a citizen today? An Interview with David Harvey conducted by Igor Stiks. First published in June 2011 in webmagazine ‘Citizenship in Southeast Europe’ www.citsee.eu What, in your opinion, does it mean to be a citizen today?… Continue Reading →

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