WORLD CITIES DAY 31·10·2019
Shared cities, the project that promotes a collaborative urban life lifestyle
Sharing is part of our current urban life. Streets, green spaces, commercial areas, public furniture, restaurants, leisure. We share the air that we breathe. ‘Shared Cities: Creative Monumentum’ (SCCM) is the project which has valued coexistence as a way of turning urban life into a more sustainable style.
Cities offer endless meeting opportunities for people in urban areas which are constantly growing. A social challenge which requires short-term solutions, which the Shared Cities project has faced.
From Berlin, Belgrade, Bratislava, Budapest, Katowice, Prague and Warsaw; eleven European organizations have come together to create a space for reflection, offering alternatives which turn our cities into real shared cities.
Shared Cities values coexistence to turn urban life into a more sustainable style through the shared use of services, the economy, urban planning, art and architecture. 300 activities, including festivals, cinema, exhibitions, debates and case studies; those which have been managed over four years in order to enhance citizen participation in the co-creation of new ways of sharing urban space, turning European cities into better places to live with people and the surroundings.
In an atmosphere where no city is perfect, small changes are capable of generating large returns. The coming together of commitment and citizens can become a great bank of ideas.
“Instead of owning a bike, we can rent one. Sharing has become a part of urban life. Wait a minute: would you go as far as sharing your clothes, your skills or your WIFI-password?”
Shared Cities: Creative Momentum (SCCM) is a European cultural platform which addresses the contemporary urban challenges of European cities. SCCM is a joint project of the Goethe-Institut (DE), the Czech Centres (CZ), reSITE (CZ), the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava (SK), the Association of Belgrade Architects (RS), the Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre – KÉK (HU), Katowice City of Gardens (PL), KUNSTrePUBLIK (DE), Mindspace (HU), Old Market Hall Alliance (SK), Res Publica – Cities Magazine (PL). Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
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