17 episodes

Urban Arena – a podcast about sustainable and just citiesCities can play a crucial role in creating just and sustainable futures. Urban Arena is a series of critical conversations with activists, entrepreneurs, intellectuals and policy-makers in different European cities who are working, in complimentary and conflicting ways, to create cities that respond to the twin challenges of justice and sustainability.This podcast is part of three year project: UrbanA  - urban arenas for sustainable and just cities. The project aims, through a series of 4 Arena events: synthesize and broker knowledge generated by prior research and innovation projects; translate this knowledge into action; empower participants to apply this knowledge locally; facilitate interaction among diverse people; and influence policies in favour of sustainable and just cities. It was funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

Urban Arena Ian M. Cook and Kate McGinn

    • Society & Culture

Urban Arena – a podcast about sustainable and just citiesCities can play a crucial role in creating just and sustainable futures. Urban Arena is a series of critical conversations with activists, entrepreneurs, intellectuals and policy-makers in different European cities who are working, in complimentary and conflicting ways, to create cities that respond to the twin challenges of justice and sustainability.This podcast is part of three year project: UrbanA  - urban arenas for sustainable and just cities. The project aims, through a series of 4 Arena events: synthesize and broker knowledge generated by prior research and innovation projects; translate this knowledge into action; empower participants to apply this knowledge locally; facilitate interaction among diverse people; and influence policies in favour of sustainable and just cities. It was funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

    Gender Equality and the City

    Gender Equality and the City

    Urban Arena is a series of critical conversations with activists, entrepreneurs, intellectuals and policy-makers in different European cities who are working, in complimentary and conflicting ways, to create cities that respond to the twin challenges of justice and sustainability. This time we're talking with Linda Gustafsson, Gender Equality Officer, City of Umeå.Image by Arnica Bäckström from Pixabay

    • 39 min
    City Politics

    City Politics

    Urban Arena is a series of critical conversations with activists, entrepreneurs, intellectuals and policy-makers in different European cities who are working, in complimentary and conflicting ways, to create cities that respond to the twin challenges of justice and sustainability. This time we're talking with Tom Meeuws, Vice Mayor for Social Affairs and Environmental Affairs, in the city of Antwerp.Photo by Bobo Boon

    • 29 min
    Food Sharing

    Food Sharing

    Urban Arena is a podcast about creating just and sustainable cities. This month Romane Joly from the University of Freiburg speaks with Kaja Zimmermann and David Bachmann from foodsharing Freiburg.

    • 39 min
    Venture Capital and Climate Tech

    Venture Capital and Climate Tech

    Urban Arena is a podcast about creating just and sustainable cities. This month Kate speaks with Heidi Lindvall from seed stage ClimateTech VC company Pale Blue Dot.  Do you want to become an Urban Arena podcast correspondent! We want your voice on the pod. If you’d like to featured then please answer the question ‘What is a sustainable and just city?’ in a maximum of 3 minutes. Record it on your phone or recording device and send it over. It’s up to you what you put in your message, but we encourage you to think about urban sustainability and justice together. Email us at urbana@ceu.edu // Find us on twitter or instagram - @arena_urban // Facebook UrbanA - Urban ArenasPhoto from here.

    • 50 min
    Participation and the Distribution of Urban Space

    Participation and the Distribution of Urban Space

    Urban Arena is a podcast about creating just and sustainable cities. This month Kate and Ian take a break from interviewing as Sophia Silverton chats with Isabell Eberlein and Denis Petri from Changing Cities. They talk about the role of participatory actions in trying to bring about more just distributions of urban space. The conversation is framed around the notion of ‘governance arrangements’, which you can read more about here: http://wiki.urban-arena.eu/index.php?title=Database_of_governance_arrangementsDo you want to become an Urban Arena podcast correspondent! We want your voice on the pod. If you’d like to featured then please answer the question ‘What is a sustainable and just city?’ in a maximum of 3 minutes. Record it on your phone or recording device and send it over. It’s up to you what you put in your message, but we encourage you to think about urban sustainability and justice together. Email us at urbana@ceu.edu // Find us on twitter or instagram - @arena_urban // Facebook UrbanA - Urban Arenas

    • 36 min
    Drivers of Urban Injustice

    Drivers of Urban Injustice

    Urban Arena is a podcast about creating just and sustainable cities. This month we're joined by Panagiota Kotsila, Isabelle Anguelovski, and Jonathan Luger from the Barcelona Lab for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability.We're talking about drivers of urban injustice: https://wiki.urban-arena.eu/index.php?title=Database_of_drivers_of_injusticeIan was searching the following stat whilst rambling: the richest 10 percent of the world produces more than half its carbon. Thanks Oxfam. !!READ THIS!!Do you want to become an Urban Arena podcast correspondent! We want your voice on the pod. If you’d like to featured then please answer the question ‘What is a sustainable and just city?’ in a maximum of 3 minutes. Record it on your phone or recording device and send it over. It’s up to you what you put in your message, but we encourage you to think about urban sustainability and justice together. Email us at urbana@ceu.edu // Find us on twitter or instagram - @arena_urban // Facebook UrbanA - Urban Arenas

    • 46 min

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