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10 awards: cities and vocies

The European Prize for Urban Public Space, which was inaugurated in 2000, is now being awarded for the tenth time. Over the years of its existence, it has become an observatory of the reconquest of public spaces by European cities. Moreover, this presentation of public space projects comes together with a number of influential voices which, from fields including geography, sociology, anthropology, literature, philosophy and architecture, inquire into and discuss the nature of public space, its potential and the dangers it faces. In this section you will find a selection of cities in Europe which are taking the lead in recovering public space, in addition to the voices that have spoken for and about it in the years since the Prize was first offered.
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    City: Marseille

    Marseille is an example among those cities which, over the past few decades, have joined the movement in Europe for recovering public spaces. To be highlighted particular is the Redevelopment of the Old Port, joint prize-winner in the 2014 award of the Pr
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    Voice: Philip Hoare

    “The margin of the sea, and the land and the city is always a contested ground”

    The writer Philip Hoare is one of the eminent people who have come to the CCCB to share his valuable thoughts on public space.
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