Europe by People

Public Space #3: How to keep the public space public?

© Art Monaco Portland via parking By definition public space should belong to the public. However, there are more and more examples of public spaces that have become privatized. This directly affects the influence of the ‘public’ on the space. Parts of the city that appear to be public can have unexpected rules that […]

Public Space #2: A climate adaptive public space

© weather station amsterdam One of the most urgent challenges for our cities and the way we design them is climate change. How can we use the public space to make our cities more resilient? Can we create a more flexible infrastructure? What does this mean for the way we design our cities and the public […]

Public Space #1: Connecting communities through urban design

© Houthaven Park via During this first event of the new series Public Space we will focus on the ways public spaces connect the physical and social layers of the city. Not only will we talk about the role of urban design in connecting the physical neighborhoods in the city, social interventions in the […]

Public Space – meet-up series

In this series organized by Pakhuis de Zwijger in collaboration with Architectuurcentrum Amsterdam and ECF, we take a closer look at the public space. The simple way to describe the public space is an open space that is accessible to people. However, the way public spaces are designed and function within a city is less […]