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Issue 2Local-Eyes!

Local-Eyes! explores the role of the 'local' in building the 'local' community. Whether self organized, rallied together by a leader or a leading organization, teams of individuals can be extremely powerful in shaping cities. This issue's articles, part 1 of a two-part issue on bottom-up initiatives, demonstrate this through theory and practice, through explanations of transformations of post-Soviet cities to explications of the Venice Biennale and the Richard Rogers' Inside Out exhibit.

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‘Dwell in possibility’: forthcoming issue of Urbanista.org, live in April 2019

Dwell in possibility’, the next issue of Urbanista.org is live in March 2019, including interviews with London-based Karakusevic Carson Architects and Mexico-City based Francisco Pardo and an essay by Norwegian participatory design specialist, architect Alexander Eriksson Furunes. The issue interprets the verb ‘to dwell’ in a wide sense, focusing on pressing issues, and analysing self-managing capacities for and innovation in mixed tenure housing, investigating emerging strategies for collective self-organised and other mixed tenure housing solutions in the UK and across Europe, which were the subject of Future Homes for London, a conference staged at the Royal College of Art in 2018. Central to these themes are the participatory imperatives – a growing feature of 21st century European urbanism.

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