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September 29 2014, We Own The City launched in NYC, kick starting a dialogue better enabling citizens and city makers to practice inclusive, community-based urban development.
As Lecce, Italy competes to be Capital of Culture 2019, CITIES presents in Lecce at ArtLab 2014, together with Pakhuis de Zwijger’s Egbert Fransen, to share and advise a new vision of contemporary ‘cultural management’.
An international crowd on stage, via Skype and in the audience joined together at CITIES book launch 27 May 2014 at Pakhuis de Zwijger to discuss We Own The City: Enabling Community Practice in Architecture and Urban Planning
Organized to kick-off a new season of the Old Amsterdam Food Tour, the first-ever Old Amsterdam Food Market was a tasty, fun success. Find photos and more recapturing the day here.
2014 is gearing up to be an exciting new year at CITIES! But before jumping ahead, we thought it would be great to share a ‘highlight reel’ of events, workshops, lectures and happenings that CITIES involved with in 2013. Keep reading to discover our 2013 urban explorations!

2013 was a busy year at CITIES. Looking back, from the Urban Agriculture Summit in Linköping, Sweden, all the way to Prototyping a Food Council at Pakhuis de Zwijger in

Using food as a tool to experiment in democratic innovation, we prototyped a citizen-inclusive Food Council on Dec 11th. at Pakhuis de Zwijger
CITIES organized an evening on Detroit – City in Bankruptcy, during the film days of the architecture and design center in Stockholm

Borders to Cross


On democratic innovation and civic driven change
a casual meet up on info-exchange on where and what we’ll be farming in the future
a city tour that explains Amsterdam’s historic relationship with food and food trade
A day of knowledge exchange with our Norwegian sustainability fellows

Norway is witnessing an historical moment in supporting more resilient food systems. Together with the Norwegian Landscape Architect Pernille Leivestad and a group of 13 representatives of Oslo region and

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