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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

We Own The City launched in Hong Kong 10 October 2014, held at University of Hong Kong Swindon Bookstore. Find out more, see photos and watch short movies here.
Fall 2014, We Own The City World Tour lands in Taipei, sparking engaging discussion replete with local stories, bottom-up and top-down practices and everything in between.
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

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