You have before you a summer mini-project of AlterUrb Blog’s Editorial team. We wanted to create a fun, interactive and not too time consuming initiative for this summer at our blog and show interesting places members of our Working Group are visiting.
Tourism affects cities a lot – it is particular travel agencies that decide what to show to the tourists and what not. This kind of tourism creates many problems for the cities. Airbnb takes over the center, particular parts of the cities are dominated by tourists and you practically don’t see any authenticity in the place you visit. We want to counter this problem with giving you some information about lesser known but still interesting urban places in Eastern Europe. It is a game of knowledge and chance so be quick and resourceful!
Person who finds the most cities during these 5 rounds will receive a message of praise and a group hug from the team if we ever meet!
We will write the correct answers for each of the city at the end of the game – 5 cities, 5 questions, 5 correct answers.
Leave your answers in the replay thread below the articles! 🙂
By Elena Asprovska
We live in a dynamic world, a world of constant change, digitalization, continual technological progress, rapidly growing societies, modernization… Are we all equally able to cope with the changes?
Due to such “modern” lifestyle, the urbanization of cities becomes inevitable. How can we make this development sustainable? – “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Bruntland Report (1987). Sustainability also appeals to constantly working on finding solutions to the problems that are present within one society.
Continue reading International work camp – strategy for sustainable urban development
By Lucy Gavrilenko
monotowns. They our history long long time, industrial revolution begun.
Factory of “RusAl” in Krasnoturinsk photo made by Yuri Timofeev
Nowadays 20% of all Russians live and work in monotowns. ome time ago monotowns as were and beneficial for country’s economic system. But now, after the crisi one of the of problems monotowns
Continue reading “City of one function”
By Justine Pantelejeva
Public space, is continuously overcrowded in urbanised cities, but in shrinking cities has been left to deteriorate by conjunction, privatiation, bad urban planning and design a But, by neglecting the public space, we are neglecting the people in it. One of the most vulnerable groups in the society is youth, as they use public spaces as a safe haven after school or university hours, to relax and enjoy themselves in a safe and socially inclusive environment. So, the question arises: Who are we planning our urban spaces for? And how can we cohesively plan our cities without a dialogue with all the stakeholders?
Continue reading Youth Involvement in Urban Planning in Riga