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Street closures in Zurich

  • Posted on: 9 October 2018
  • By: Barbara Kieser

A street festival took place in the two settlements of Bändli and Tiefenbrunnen at the end of September. On 22 September 2018, the residents of the Tiefenbrunnen settlement were invited to build garden furniture from palettes, enjoy coffee and cake in the temporary street café or cut their own bouquets from the flower pots provided by the city. A section of the Wildbachstrasse was temporarily closed for this purpose. In the Grünau district, the street closure of 29 September 2018 was used to hold a street soccer tournament and to sit together for sausage and raclette.

Children present their neighbourhood visions to the City Council of Zurich

  • Posted on: 11 July 2018
  • By: Barbara Kieser

On July 6th 2018, children from two neighbourhoods in Zurich presented wishes and suggestions for their neighbourhoods to the city councillor Richard Wolff, head of the department of civil engineering and waste disposal of the city of Zurich. Before that, the kids had analysed their neighbourhoods and had looked for spots they liked and disliked. Based on the analysis, they had developed ideas on how to improve the negative spots.

Urban Library in Alba Iulia

  • Posted on: 29 May 2018
  • By: Cristiana Fica

The Urban Library in Alba Iulia is a public intervention coming as a result of a partnership between the municipality, a local arhitecture small company and Transavia. Well made in Romania Company that has financed the project.

The idea came from two young architects form Alba Iulia who had the idea of placing small libraries within the neighbourhoods of Alba Iulia raising awarness on how the public space can be used more often and how it can bring people and children together.

A parklett for a school in Zurich

  • Posted on: 17 April 2018
  • By: Barbara Kieser

In the second week of April 2018, a sixth grade of the primary school “Kartaus” in Zurich temporarily transformed a parking lot, as part of a project week on mobility and public space. In one and a half day, the school class built a bar from recycled wooden material: the Carrozza bar. In teams, they developed a design idea, a communication concept, several means of communication such as a flyer and posters, and prepared the decoration for the bar.

Metamorphosis Opening in Zurich

  • Posted on: 17 April 2018
  • By: Barbara Kieser

On April 8th and April 15th 2018, the official opening of Metamorphosis was celebrated in the two participating residential settlements in Zurich, “Bändli” and “Tiefenbrunnen”. In both settlements, a mobility share point with an e-bike and an e-cargo-bike each was inaugurated. The bikes can be used free of charge by the residents. A bike mechanics demonstrated to the residents how they get their own bikes ready for the bicycle season. Soon, young and old were busy cleaning, greasing, pumping, and tightening screws.

Grieskram Graz

  • Posted on: 16 October 2017
  • By: Melanie Haeusel

An neighbourhood event took place in the district of Gries in Graz. Grieskram is conceptualized as a neighbourhood festival that is accessible to all.

Plant containers guiding to school

  • Posted on: 12 October 2017
  • By: Anja Grade

On their way to school, many children have to cross numerous streets every morning. All too often parking cars, hoardings etc. are blocking their view so that they have to step on the street to see if they can cross it. In a residents' meeting for children in the district Isarvorstadt, the safety of school routes was a big issue. Supported by the politics, the local environment organisation 'Green City' has launched a project to provide safer routes to school. Together with the children they build containers with plants, painted them and put them up to create a colourful zebra crossing.

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