In the urban vocabulary of Lisbon, slogans like “Together we make a city,” “The town is in you” and even “You are the city” are just as obvious today as the alarmingly high number of vacant dwellings (around 50,000) and the skyrocketing unemployment rate (around 18%) that hovers above the national average. With its proclaimed appreciation of civil society initiatives in city development, the city administration has   More...

    O Espelho

    Publishing, co-working, networking, crowd funding   More ...
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    A Linha

    Re-evaluating spaces, re-vitalizing misused spaces in historical Alfama, co-working, crafts, re-use and recycling, workshops, product design, urban gardening, day care   More ...
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    Agulha num palheiro

    Scouting and mapping of empty and abandoned buildings in the city centre; training, education and advisory on revitalization process (legal and practical consultancy), intuitive knowledge tools   More ...
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    Cozinha popular da Mouraria

    Co-cooking, community building, sustainable co-learning, multi-generation workshops, trading of recipes and cooking-techniques, urban gardening   More ...
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    New models of localism, devolution of poWers and responsibilities to local parish councils, participatory budgeting and funding, local development incentives, micro urban interventions   More ...