Volume 16 - Talk of the Town: Exploring the City in Europe
This edition focuses on cities and their significance across Europe and beyond, both as the site of key transformations and new dynamics, but also as political actors in their own right.
‘Talk of the Town’ focuses on cities and their significance across Europe and beyond, both as the site of key transformations and new dynamics, but also as political actors in their own right. Hailed as the new political centre and the battleground of our times, the role of cities today, across Europe and beyond, seems to have reached unprecedented significance. The dynamics of urbanisation, deindustrialisation, and globalisation are central in the transformations our cities are undergoing today. At the local level, campaigns and policies around urban planning, mobility, public services, and green spaces also have a defining impact. The gulf between rural and urban life, the critical threat of climate change, as well as the potential offered by European and international networks and alliances between cities, are also refashioning our conception of cities and their political agency. Constantly changing and adapting, the city seems to be
universally distinguished by its vibrant, mercurial nature. In this edition, the Green European Journal contends that this open-endedness presents both a challenge and an opportunity to harness the city’s energy, and direct it towards a more human, just, and sustainable course.
Contributors: Cosme del Olmo, Edouard Gaudot, Hanna Gill-Piątek, Morgan Henley, Anne Hidalgo, Dirk Holemans, Evelyne Huytebroeck, Samir Jeraj, Georg Kössler, Silja Kudel, Julia Lagoutte, Edwin M. Lee, Georg Maißer, Lorenzo Marsili, Erica Meijers, Silvia Nossek, Olivier Petitjean, Jorge Pinto, Saskia Sassen, Pablo Servigne, Laurent Standaert, Bart Stuart, Joan Subirats
- 17 (Winter 2017)
- Publisher: Green European Journal (Green European Foundation)
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