At the same time, Warsaw faces low social capital and civic engagement levels when it comes to urban issues. A major problem for Warsaw is air pollution as many public spaces are overtaken by cars and traffic (with 600 cars for every 1000 inhabitants). Warsaw would also benefit from more community centres and cultural projects focused on increasing the spatial quality of life. Taking part in Shared Cities: Creative Momentum is the right occasion to promote different concepts of sharing in the city and to exchange local know-how with other project cities.
Project Partners in Warsaw
The world is governed by ideas. Res Publica is concerned with those that determine the shape of tomorrow. Everybody is welcome to the discussion regardless of differences of opinion. Ideas have practical consequences. An honest debate is the foundation of inclusive laws as simplifications are inherently excluding. Res Publica publishes three magazines – Res Publica Nowa, Visegrad Insight and Magazyn Miasta (Cities Magazine) – the only interdisciplinary Polish magazine on urban issues. Res Publica promotes sustainable urban ideas, runs research focused on urban cultural policies and helps city governments to write cultural strategies and programmes. Thanks to Shared Cities: Creative Momentum, Res Publica now produces international issues of ‘Magazyn Miasta: Cities Magazine’.