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Crowdfunding Urbanism – Breaking New Ground in Civic Participation

by Valentin Schipfer To be honest, I have never parted with Euros for any crowdfunding project until today. I suppose ideas on http://www.kickstarter.com , http://www.indiegogo.com or similar platforms have not yet convinced me enough. Probably I did not enthuse and … Continue reading

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Nation Branding: Has Austria become a case for the psychoanalyst?

by Valentin Schipfer What does a nation stand for? A question almost as hard to answer as the most fundamental question about the meaning of life. On behalf of Austria’s Federal Ministry of Economy the policy consultant Simon Anholt from Great … Continue reading

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Second Hand Spaces – Recylcling Sites with Temoporary Use

by Valentin Schipfer It all began at Vienna’s Ur3anize! Festival which lasted for a week in October this year. There I attended an evening discussion on temporary use of abandoned or vacant urban spaces. The two guys and discussants from … Continue reading

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Mission (im)possible: Place Branding a City Built from Scratch

by Valentin Schipfer Building a city from scratch is not an easy task, but branding a city which still has to be built from scratch is even harder. Will the invented brand really accord to reality? Is it possible to … Continue reading

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8 Intriguing Examples of Pop-up Urbanism

by Valentin Schipfer I’d say no. There even exists a specific blog – where I found most of my inspiration for this entry – and a recently published book on this type of urban interventions. They are taking place in … Continue reading

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“My neighbo’hood has what it takes.” – 2 Ideas for a Marginalised City Quarter

by Valentin Schipfer For six years now I’ve been living in Vienna’s 15th district and its image has not yet changed. People still react the same condescending way when they find out about my residence. Once I was even told that everything would be alright at the … Continue reading

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