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Renovation of the Baluard del Príncep
Palma (Spain), 2013
The demolition of three military buildings constructed in the 1960s made it possible to recover the previously inaccessible Baluard del Príncep (Prince’s Bastion) as an open public space with privileged views over the sea.
Leisure areas on the right bank of the Vistula River
Warsaw (Poland), 2013
A footpath and three beaches equipped with games areas, public baths, sports fields and barbecue zones have enabled citizens to reclaim the right bank of the Vistula River, which had been neglected, inaccessible and used as a rubbish dump for years.

Shared Spaces

“Cities have costs and problems but they also have experimental spaces where solutions may be found”
Interview with Ulrich Beck
Shared Spaces speaks with Ulrich Beck, professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
“We must make a new version of ourselves if we are to remake places”
Interview with Zygmunt Bauman
Shared Spaces speaks with Zygmunt Bauman, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Leeds and the University of Warsaw.


Urban and Urban Planning History: City and Urban Planning in the 20th Century
Instituto Urbanística has made a call for articles to be published in a monographic number of the “Cities” collection, which is to discuss epistemological aspects of urban and urban planning historiography; the construction of urban planning as a discipline; and historiographic problems related with urban themes. It thereby seeks to answer the question: in urban planning, does it make sense to speak of 20th-century European history?
Urban Diplomacy
In this article, Pablo Sánchez Chillón describes the international competition among cities seeking to be the most competitive in terms of economy, opportunities and development. The public-private creation of city brands and influence of lobbies in political decision-making are the main signs of this.