• Reclaiming Streets for People

    By Sophia de Sousa The city of Milan recently announced that they are radically rethinking how movement around their city centre will work in the future. With motor congestion down 30-75% during lockdown, and a notable associated decrease in air pollution (1), they can clearly see the impact that reducing vehicular access to some sections […]

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  • Public space in the time of Covid-19

    By Grace Crannis In the midst of a pandemic, public space takes on a new weight as we establish our relationship with the act of being outside.  A complex negotiation of ownership and authority is happening on our streets and in our public spaces.  Public parks. Those who have ‘the right’ to be using public […]

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  • Place: who belongs here? Think piece #1

    By Dr Noha Nasser Place attachment and collective identity Public spaces are a fundamental feature of cities and urban culture; centres of civic life where people encounter each other, socialise, exchange goods and have face-to-face interactions. The quality, functionality and accessibility of public spaces in a city are commonly perceived to be a measure of […]

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