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CityToolBox is a learning platform encouraging young people to take action in the city. It provides them with the practical ‘know-how’ to become the protagonists in transforming the city.

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TOOLS

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walking is the better way to know a place – and also people :-)

Aims

Citizen Engagement / Intercultural exchange / Knowledge Exchange / Knowledge Production / Space Activation / Unterstanding local Identity

Urban Walk – Passeio Urbano

São Paulo, BR Tours

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Enabling meetings in public space, by setting table and chairs in carefully selected problematic urban areas for having critical dsiccusion about it.

Aims

Citizen Engagement / Community activation / Political Critique / Space Activation / Unterstanding local Identity

'Mi.ZA' COOKS COFFEE

Maribor, SI Action

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a simple tool to present the city, its hidden stories and spaces by a non-virtual game for 1 or more people easily copied and addapted to the needs of the different target groups

Aims

Buidling Identity / Heritage awareness / Inclusion of Marginalised / Innovation of Heritage / Unterstanding local Identity

URBAN TREASURE HUNT

Maribor, SI Games

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Playing Estate Urban Game is a format dedicated to cross-generation groups (mainly families with children) to explore unobvious wonders in your immediate neighbourhood and "become Indiana Jones" of your housing estete.

Aims

Community Empowerment / Neighborhood Activation / Rethinking Modernist Housing / Unterstanding local Identity

Playing Estate Urban Game

Lublin, PL Action Alternative Pedagogy Games Mapping Workshops

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Local youths design new quallity of "the better world" on the level of their nearest environment, figuring out how to solve the main challenges of the current functioning of their sleeping district. They present the final effect in the form of multimedia collage, made out of particular opinions and views in a very horizontal way.

Aims

Community Empowerment / Ecological Awareness / Heritage awareness / Inclusion of Marginalised / Innovation of Heritage / Intergenerational Understanding / Rethinking Modernist Housing / Unterstanding local Identity

Estate Collage

Lublin, PL Alternative Pedagogy Workshops

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Synoikia Pittaki consists of a participatory intervention in the urban landscape, that aims at creating a new experience in the city.

Aims

Citizen Engagement / Community activation / Community Empowerment / Neighborhood Activation

Synoikia Pittaki - Participatory Light Installation

Athens, GR Installation

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"Its a festival, a methodology, a tool"

Aims

Citizen Engagement / Community activation / Community Empowerment / Inclusion of Marginalised / Knowledge Exchange / Knowledge Production / Neighborhood Activation / Political Critique / Skill exchange / Social cohesion / Sustainable Mobility / Unterstanding local Identity

Habitabis Festival

Lisbon, PT Conference Festival Workshops

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The FAROFA recipe is easy and makes occupying public spaces so much fun!

Aims

Citizen Engagement / Community activation / Knowledge Exchange / Neighborhood Activation / Skill exchange / Space Activation

FAROFA – public space activator

São Paulo, BR Action

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'City Twinning' has traditionally been used to highlight the cultural and economic achievements of the official city. By twinning wastelands new sets of users, citizens and non-citizens are reflected in the cities overall ecology.

Aims

Ecological Awareness / Knowledge Exchange / Neighbourhood Solidarity

Wasteland Twinning

Nottingham, GB Neighborhood Platform

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Museum of everyday object to collect and share local narratives.

Aims

Innovation of Heritage / Knowledge Exchange / Neighborhood Activation / Space Activation / Unterstanding local Identity

Chitpur Local Pop-up Museum

Kolkata, IN Neighborhood Platform

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How to make a community cycling center in your city. What you will need, and what you will get. DIY approach that has a significant impact in making your city transport more sustainable.

Aims

Community activation / Ecological Awareness / Sustainable Mobility

Community Bikekitchen

Bratislava, SK Neighborhood Platform

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An alternative living situation, a movable shelter that occupies the public space and raises questions about the housing situation in Lisbon.

Aims

Citizen Engagement / Inclusion of Marginalised / Political Critique / Space Activation

COM Abrigo

Lisbon, PT Action

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Urban voids co-design & co-built regeneration

Aims

Community Empowerment

Micro-scale urban regeneration

Aveiro, PT Action

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Urban Hackathon is a contemporary tool that enables efficient collaboration within a larger group of people within a short time span. Approximately 24 to 48 hours of collaborative work can help solving complex problems, with the help of technology, but also without it.

Aims

Knowledge Exchange / Neighborhood Activation

Urban Hackathon

Maribor, SI Hackathons

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Want to discover your town and help shape a stronger community?

Aims

Citizen Engagement / Community Empowerment / Intercultural exchange / Knowledge Exchange / Space Activation

Der Backgammon Platz

Ahlen, DE Games

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On three days, the festival presents with many artists and musicians the diversity that music with selfbuild instruments can have.

Aims

Community Empowerment / Ecological Awareness / Knowledge Exchange / Neighborhood Activation / Social cohesion

Festival For Selfbuild Music

Berlin, DE Festival Installation Workshops

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A dinner where we share food, concerns and ideas about our neighbourhood!

Aims

Community activation / Inclusion of Marginalised / Neighborhood Activation / Social cohesion

Dine with the locals!

Athens, GR Action

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Light art installations are used to showcase the potential of neglected urban spots and encourage artistic, performing, participatory interventions.

Aims

Community activation

LIGHT IT UP!

Zagreb, HR Installation

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Walking stories of the citizens of Lublin. Extraordinary tours around different districts, guided by the citizens. The tours are based on personal experiences of using the city, sentimental maps and situations where historical contexts effected everyday routines.

Aims

Innovation of Heritage

Stroller

Lublin, PL Tours

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Art Spin Berlin is a community based, interactive bike and art tour of creative venues, art performances and site-specific installations throughout various Berlin neighborhoods.

Aims

Community activation / Neighbourhood Solidarity / Space Activation / Sustainable Mobility

Art Spin Berlin

Berlin, DE Festival

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Running a RISO printing space as an semi-open workshop that the bigger community can be part of.

Aims

Community activation

Penthaus für schöne Formate

Berlin, DE Workshops

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Museum helps to incorporate controversial modernist heritage into individual myths and build up common agonistic identity.

Aims

Community activation / Heritage awareness / Neighbourhood Solidarity

Museum of Housing Estates

Lublin, PL Archive

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Reviving the historic town centre through culture, public involvement and placemaking. The Living Courtyards become places for socio-cultural exchange and a melting pot for creative ideas.

Aims

Community activation / Heritage awareness

The Living Courtyards

Maribor, SI Action

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A creative and dynamic dialogue about city’s challenges, between citizens and local stakeholders with designers and researchers!

Aims

Community Empowerment

imagine the city

Chalkida, GR Exhibition

About the tool

Guided walking tours used for an in-depth exploration of the urban environment.

Aims

Heritage awareness

Keep on walkin'

Zagreb, HR Tours

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Turning the popular format of ‘public viewing’ of sports into an educational and community-building event.

Aims

Community activation / Space Activation / Political Critique

Fußballaballa

Berlin, DE Screening

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Monthly summer-market connects the neighbourhood and provides a platform for local goods and handcrafted items.

Aims

Community Empowerment / Neighborhood Activation

Gütermarkt

Berlin, DE Market

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Combining open air independent cinema with food, cooked by local cooks and volunteers. Cinematic-gastronomic experience bridging diverse local communities.

Aims

Community activation / Space Activation

Speisekino / Food & Footage

Berlin, DE Screening