How mixed is actually the mixed-city? With Europan 14: Productive Cities, the Europan Europe Initiative addresses the lack of productivity in modern European cities.
What can people do, when they live in an anonymous, dull neighbourhood which is dominated by a boring street grid with no public space to participate? In Portland, Oregon residents of such a district solved this problem head-on by seizing some crossings. Not by blocking, but by painting them and using them as public space. […]