Stefano Saloriani

30/11/2020

#14 Safe or free?

EURA Conversations Post #14 – 30 Nov 2020
by Marta Lackowska

University of Warsaw, Poland

Safety and freedom have always been qualities expected from and connected to cities. In ancient and medieval times, city walls were a symbol of shelter and protection from external threats. They signaled a territory governed under a rule of well-known law.

Yet, at the same time, since the development of the ancient polis, citi-zens probably expected more freedom in the urban context than in the rural one.… Read the rest

16/11/2020

#13 Working together

Instruments and relations between different levels of government

EURA Conversations Post #13 – 16 Nov 2020
by Cristina Stănuș

Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania

A previous piece in this series (Conversation 1, Robin Hambleton) has emphasized the role of cities / local governments in responding to the current crisis, while another (Conversation 9, Ivan Tosics) has argued that cities are sometimes not in a position to handle complex and simultaneous crises.… Read the rest

02/11/2020

#12 Urban uncertainty

Can urban design be “Covid-safe”?

EURA Conversations Post #12 – 2 Nov 2020
by Inigo Lorente Riverola

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid,
Madrid

More than a century and a half ago, Doctor John Snow uncovered the linkage between cholera and the urban infrastructure by tracking and mapping infections and deaths in London’s Soho, which constituted a milestone of what we call GIS (Geographic Information Systems) today.… Read the rest

20/10/2020

#11 Empowering place

Why place should be central to the development of any successful post COVID-19 strategy.?

EURA Conversations Post #11 – 19 Oct 2020
by Robin Hambleton

University of the West of England,
Bristol

Previous contributors to EURA Conversations have drawn attention to the importance of place and place-based action in responding to the COVID-19 calamity.

For example, Paula Russell in Conversation 7 surmised that the impressive efforts of local self-organising community groups in Ireland could be generating a new sense of commitment to place.… Read the rest

05/10/2020

#10 Opportunity

Not just bad?

EURA Conversations Post #10 – 5 Oct 2020
by Jacob Norvig Larsen

Department of the Built Environment, Aalborg University

Evidently, the Covid-19 crisis poses great danger to peoples’ health and to the economy. Nevertheless, just as with any crisis, Covid-19 represents not only disruption but also opportunity.

This health crisis has destroyed lives and disrupted the economy. Nonetheless, all of a sudden it also stopped some of the undesirable consequences of the ways we produce, travel, entertain and live our urban lives.… Read the rest

03/10/2020

Summer School on ‘Local government in motion – Local innovation in changing contexts’ | 2020

Date: September 13 to 16, 2021
Location: Chania (Crete/Greece) at the Center of Mediterranean Architecture (KAM) (the former Arsenali Veneziani)
Course directors: Prof. Dr. Nikolaos Hlepas and Prof. Dr. Björn Egner

Course Description
The 2021 summer school is aimed at doctoral and advanced students in master’s programmes who want to answer the question of why innovation has been achieved in certain cities (and not in others).… Read the rest