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A new approach for grid operations that achieve a sustainable, secure, and cost-effective energy system by providing long-term, locally generated power security prioritized for the community.

The Wasted City book is a collection of work that combines compelling insights on circularity by external professionals, experts, and thinkers with a case-based approach. The latter is pursued by various specialized individuals working directly with CITIES’

A global publication aimed at catalyzing more inclusive urban development processes available for Japanese readers. More on the book and CITIES’ supporting working methodology follow.

We Own The City advances the ambition to re-institutionalize urban development in a more inclusive, innovative and effective fashion around the world. The publication features in-depth research in New York,

Highlights of an eventful 2014 at CITIES! From Old Amsterdam Food Tours tracking tastes and traditions throughout the old city center to the launch of new local food logistic systems and a fresh publication, we were thrilled with 2014's progress and adventures.

Amsterdam Time-lapse: Welcoming 2015 from CITIES on Vimeo. From Old Amsterdam Food Tours tracking tastes and traditions throughout the old city center to the launch of new local food logistic

CITIES will be on the move in the coming weeks, going to Lecce (Italy), NYC, Hong Kong and Taipei, we will be working to bring conceptual urban ownership into local projects, continually pushing for new urban development standards in the name of We Own The City.

Based on the publication’s theme of inclusive urban development practices that strategically bridge actors at the ‘top’ and ‘bottom’, we designed an all new We Own The City Workshop for

The publication We Own The City launched late May 2014. Here you can read reviews of the book. This page will be updated as reviews continue to come in.

We Own the City emerged in 2011, portraying results of research investigating bottom-up initiatives and their relationships with urban development history in Amsterdam, produced in collaboration with ARCAM, the Amsterdam

We Own the City the publication is preparing to launch! As the journey reaches an end, a new beginning emerges with insight into re-institutionalizing urban development in a more collaborative, innovative, effective and citizen-involved fashion.

Three years ago in 2011, We Own the City emerged to portray the results of a research initiative investigating bottom-up initiatives and their relationships with urban development history here in

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A global project aiming to re-institutionalize urban development in a more collaborative, innovative and effective fashion. We Own The City the publication launched 27 May 2014, featuring research in New York, Moscow, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Taipei, and interviews with architects such as OMA, MVRDV, NEXT Architects and UN Studio.
Developments in ongoing urban research from New York, Moscow, Hong Kong, Amsterdam and Taipei for CITIES’ upcoming We Own The City publication.

Building Blocks: Foundations of Future Urban Development   Building from the top does not work without starting from a strong foundation. We Own The City’s research in five cities around

The Municipal Art Society of New York, gently sent us this video as an urban exploration of NYC, the video depicts a quiet, civilized urban population. The imagery is formidable, a must see for anyone that wants to take a positive urban breath, before, during or after holiday times.

MAS director of marketing and communications, Jessica Halem, expressed the goal of the film, “We wanted a love letter to NYC without seeming like a tourist commercial; to show an

On overview of the valuable combination of food production and urban issues from Monocle Magazine

  Monocle Magazine’s quest on latest updates of urban farming travels from Tokyo to New York and Oslo, the whole experience can be shared by checking this short movie . In


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The Urban Millennium Project is a long-term documentary project looking into eight cities around the globe. The first four cities: New York, Seoul, São Paulo and Mumbai have been photographed and will be continued by Shanghai, Tokyo, Mexico-City and London.
On the first day, the #UASUMMIT addressed politics and innovative approaches. Check our wrap up here.

The first speaker is Anders Modig, from Plantagon Global marketing and Sustainability Department. During his speech, he mentioned that we should treat our future not as an enemy, as people

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