ECF initiated Build the City to highlight innovative civil-public partnerships in broader Europe that have solved urban challenges. The 26 practices highlighted in this publication are civil-public partnerships based on principles of the commons, i.e. enabling citizens and governments to share power, co-design and co-shape legislation, management or collective action for the common good. Download a copy of the Build the City Magazine and join the conversation on ECF Labs.Read More
On 25 February, we have launched our Build the City, Towards a Practice-Based Manifesto
during our Co-creating the City event at Pakhuis de Zwijger. Download your copy now and join the conversation on our dedicated Lab.
In this second of the series Dwarfing of Europe? publication, we turn to the so-called ‘emerging economies’. At a time when the European Union – and indeed the whole continent – is going through an identity crisis that goes much deeper than the financial crisis, Europe can no longer reflect on itself just by looking inwards. This collection of essays sheds new light on Europe’s many dilemmas and, by broadening the debate, encourages new understanding of the fundamental issues underlying these dilemmas.Read More