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Brussels is the solution

As of the 11th of February, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel’s chair Willy Calewaert is organizing a series of debates on the topic of Brussels. The chair is led by Prof. Eric Corijn, social geographer and professor at the university. The title of the series is called “Brussels is not the problem, Brussels is the solution”. […]

Architecture day in Belgium

On Sunday the 13th of October Belgium celebrates architecture. As our strange little country divides certain aspects of governance between its communities, it is in fact architecture day for Flanders only. I suspect that this is considered the domain of culture, and as such, the different communities each have their own agenda. This just as […]

International Building exhibition Hamburg

The ongoing IBA, International Building exhibition, which started in March 2013 in Hamburg, is soon coming to an end (on the 7th of November). The building exhibition experiences this year with innovative architectural solutions for pressing problems of the urban community life, such as the growing diversity of its population, the low attractiveness of the […]

Urban walks – claiming the right to the city or a new form of tourism?

Charleroi – Photo credit: Kätti Rob Lately, Charleroi and Copenhagen propose alternative Urban walks for locals and tourists alike. In Copenhagen Jacob Jacobsen, a local visual artist, activist and organizer, takes visitors and locals on a tour through the traditionally working class neighbourhoods. In Charleroi Nicolas Buissart, Belgian artist and designer, proposes an urban safari […]

The Bruxitizen logo

A platform for Brussels’ youth

Bruxitizen is a yearly event that tries to engage the young inhabitants of Brussels to think and discuss about their needs for the capital. The current edition will take place in St Gillis under the form of an ‘open space’. The concept allows anyone to walk in at any time and join a discussion about issues […]

Kanal Playground needs you

Kanal Playground is a project for temporary urban interventions in and around the canal area of Brussels for the summer of 2014. The project is looking for students, professionals and enthusiasts in the fields of design, visual arts, architecture, urban and landscape planning, engineering and any related discipline to participate. The two key topics for […]

Thought for Food summit in Berlin

The future of food production is an issue that overlaps with the future of city development. The Thought for Food summit will try to address how to nourish the rising world population in a sustainable way, and is looking for participants with diverging backgrounds. They emphasize the use of the word ‘participant’ rather than ‘attendee’ […]

A City Shaped

“ARTEFACT: A CITY SHAPED” at STUK Leuven  (until 24 February 2013). This year’s edition of ARTEFACT Festival, a yearly art, media and music festival held in Leuven, Belgium is called ‘A City Shaped’ and focuses on ecology and sustainability in today’s and tomorrow’s urban development. Idea-space The world is urbanising ever more rapidly and the built environment is […]

Tok Toc NOG – Toc Tock More!

Tok Toc Nog – (a flemish play on words for Tok Toc More) – is the continuation of the Tok Toc Knock festival. Recently TheHumanCityProject posted about the Toc Tok Knock – Festival 1: Cite Modele, which has already ended. This video resumes not only the interventions in the first part, but gives you insights […]

“Fun and fame, not guilt and shame”

When training dogs, everyone agrees that encouraging good behaviour is at least as important as punishing bad behaviour. Yet, when it comes to changing people’s behaviour, policymakers and the public alike tend to focus on punishment. How about looking at the positive side for a change? “Fun & fame, not guilt & shame”, in the words […]