Monthly Archives: June 2016

Communities of exclusion: Some thoughts on the concept of community

by Ares Kalandides A bizarre piece of news caught my attention recently: A Kosovarian family was allegedly denied citizenship in Switzerland, not for failing to comply with the formal requirements, but for not adapting to the local norms. The transgressions … Continue reading

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How public is public space?

by Ares Kalandides A signature list is being passed around in my Berlin neighbourhood around Kollwitzplatz in Prenzlauer Berg. We’re asked to sign against the regulations by the local borough of Pankow on how to use public space. Cafés and … Continue reading

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Ten Take-Aways from the Last Day of the Metropolitan Solutions Conference 2016

By Renard Teipelke While there is always a breadth of thematic areas and topics that is represented and discussed during the Metropolitan Solutions Conference (particularly as it coincided with the German Habitat Forum this year), I would like to provide … Continue reading

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