While the engagement of urbanists promoting transparent and sustainable development is on the rise, Warsaw still faces low civic engagement in urban issues. A major problem for the city remains air pollution as many public spaces are overtaken by cars. To initiate changes improving the quality of life for Warsaw’s citizens, Shared Cities promoted different concepts of urban sharing and enabled the exchange of local know-how with other project cities.
Project Partner in Warsaw
Res Publica is a Warsaw based foundation promoting sustainable urban ideas, conducting research in urban cultural policies and helping city governments design cultural strategies. Res Publica publishes Magazyn Miasta: Cities Magazine – the only interdisciplinary Polish magazine on urban questions. As part of Shared Cities, Res Publica produced three international issues of Magazyn Miasta – the first issue mapped sharing the past in Central and Eastern Europe, the second explored the current status quo and the third looked into future sharing initiatives in the region.