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The section AgoraTXT offers a selection of articles on very wide-ranging urban matters. Signed by writers from very different geographical locations and disciplines, these texts seek to offer deeper reflection and debate on the values of and challenges faced by public spaces in European cities.
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    The CCCB and Public Space

    Dietmar Steiner

    19/02/2016 11:40

    “In the early years of the European Prize for Urban Public Space, we sought helplessly for representative and innovative examples of public spaces and, now, in the last few years, we have been confronted by an urban movement that has spread througho
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    When Architecture Speaks up for Public Space

    Francis Rambert


    "Public space is the place of connecting, which may be through Wi-Fi or by means of physical space. A 'smart city' without spatial quality couldn’t be welcoming and it couldn’t be sustainable".
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    Flowing through the City: Continuity, Ecology and Production

    Enric Batlle

    “Streets, squares and parks in our cities can be renaturalised and connected up with the agricultural and natural spaces we still conserve. This means a network of urban spaces with every possible kind of connection, and ecological, urban and metrop
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