A playground producing renewable energy, and a rescue initiative for broken bicycles: Take inspiration from these intriguing ideas!
Cities never stay the same. Neighbourhoods are sometimes hip, sometimes no-go areas and nothing is as constant as change. Following these changes is particularly exciting: what was, what is, and what could be.
These days tourists want to see the other side of Rio: the poverty in the favelas.
The Fez Tá Pronto company is creating something that many think impossible: inexpensive, well-located and good quality apartments in Brazil’s cities.
"Lima is horrible", Peruvians say. The city is chaotic and full of ugly architecture and informal housing. But some young architects already have new plans up their sleeves…
Plumbing and sewage treatment aren’t the sexiest of pursuits, but innovative approaches are changing cities from their innards out.
Photographer Aleksey from Riga climbs into abandoned ruins or up on tower cranes, and he experiences the threats of the cold war when penetrating former bunkers or military training grounds.
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Urban traffic is always annoying and time-consuming. But it could be different! How do we want to move through our cities in future?
Whether it is about city beautification, working with young people, or denouncing the government as an urban guerrilla: Someone has to take the first step!
What is a natural part of urban life? Lifestyle issues of course! But don’t expect gossip and cosmetic tips, those are covered elsewhere.
Director for Research, BICC