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Idea by

Remko Berkhout, Maria Reiner, Lisa Enzenhofer, Andreas Förster, Claudia Gehrhäusser, Nana Pötsch, Margit Steidl

urban future bar

http://www.urban-future-bar.at

Graz, Austria
Urban future bar is a collective network around the core team of Remko Berkhout, Maria Reiner, Lisa Enzenhofer, Andreas Förster, Claudia Gehrhäusser, Nana Pötsch, Margit Steidl. Since 2014 they focus on alternative formats for knowledge exchange and citizen engagement. 2016 they plan e.g. a follow up of urban future bar complementary to the urban future conference.

urban future bar


how citizens shape the city

urban future bar


how citizens shape the city
Urban futures cannot thrive without an enabling environment for citizen engagement.

The urbanized world is growing rapidly in size, diversity and complexity. Politicians, planners and alike aim to make cities smarter or more sustainable. Amidst the urgency of problems and grand promises of technology it’s easy to forget the obvious: Urban futures cannot thrive without an enabling environment for citizen engagement. The vast majority of urban strategies for citizen engagement are confined to instrumental forms of participation: Politicians or planners are in the drivers-seat. But citizens shape their cities every day, with aspirations, movements, actions and interactions. They self-organize and mobilize, express themselves through media, arts and culture. Where ‘business as usual’ is no longer an option to address social and environmental problems, citizens generate new impulses, through critique and alternatives. Urban Future Bar is an open-process format for citizen engagement. It happens in the heart of urban infrastructures and networks.



urban future bar


how citizens shape the city

urban future bar


how citizens shape the city
Urban futures cannot thrive without an enabling environment for citizen engagement.

The urbanized world is growing rapidly in size, diversity and complexity. Politicians, planners and alike aim to make cities smarter or more sustainable. Amidst the urgency of problems and grand promises of technology it’s easy to forget the obvious: Urban futures cannot thrive without an enabling environment for citizen engagement. The vast majority of urban strategies for citizen engagement are confined to instrumental forms of participation: Politicians or planners are in the drivers-seat. But citizens shape their cities every day, with aspirations, movements, actions and interactions. They self-organize and mobilize, express themselves through media, arts and culture. Where ‘business as usual’ is no longer an option to address social and environmental problems, citizens generate new impulses, through critique and alternatives. Urban Future Bar is an open-process format for citizen engagement. It happens in the heart of urban infrastructures and networks.




Idea by

Remko Berkhout, Maria Reiner, Lisa Enzenhofer, Andreas Förster, Claudia Gehrhäusser, Nana Pötsch, Margit Steidl
urban future bar
Graz
Austria
Urban future bar is a collective network around the core team of Remko Berkhout, Maria Reiner, Lisa Enzenhofer, Andreas Förster, Claudia Gehrhäusser, Nana Pötsch, Margit Steidl. Since 2014 they focus on alternative formats for knowledge exchange and citizen engagement. 2016 they plan e.g. a follow up of urban future bar complementary to the urban future conference.