Urenio Watch Watch: Cities

We Own the City: Enabling Community Practice in Architecture and Urban Planning

we-own-the-city-4.gifThis book examines the ways in which urban dwellers–who used to be merely “clients” of development–are taking ownership of their neighborhoods. Through five cases in five cities (Amsterdam, Moscow, New York, Hong Kong, Taipei), different dynamics and intensities of citizen-driven urban redevelopment processes are examined, with the goal of providing new recommendations and methods that respond to community needs and individual aspirations.

Report: A Civil Economy for Manchester

manchestercommunityThe report “A Civil Economy for Manchester: A new vision of an economic framework for the city” explores how it could be build a civil economy in Manchester and the role of social capital in that. At the heart of the local civil economy idea is a need for a deeper set of collaboration and mutual coexistence across all three sectors: public (local state), private and the social sector.

The 10 Most Resilient Cities In The World

RESILIENT-CITIESA new report, from Grosvenor scores 50 cities both for their “vulnerability” (for example, to climate change) and their “adaptive capacity” (their ability to react), producing an overall “resilience” ranking. The rankings are based on five categories of vulnerability (climate, environment, resources, infrastructure, and community) and five categories of adaptability (governance, institutions, technical capacity, planning systems, and funding structures).