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Getting the future moving now

The huge flow of cars on our roads, the carbon emissions spewed by them every day, the incessant engine noise and the smog hanging over big cities all mean that modern societies have to change their driving habits. That process…

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From Las Vegas to Plovdiv

The importance of where our bread is made Since the Neolithic period, bread has always been treated with respect and constituted an integral part of people’s lives. Its persistence over epochs and changing habits, across cultures and geographical coordinates, has…

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Jessica fund financed 24 projects for 139 mln. lv

On 11 February, the Regional Urban Development Fund (RUDF) held a cocktail party to celebrate the successful negotiation of funds to be allocated in the first investment cycle under the JESSICA initiative, which is part of the Operational Programme for…

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City lights

We can all agree that our cities aren’t the most pleasant places to live in the world. They’d even find it difficult to get into the top 10 of the Balkan championship in Cosiness, Cleanliness and Comfort. If we tried…

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Urbanism and urban planning

Cities that are experiencing rapid growth face a variety of challenges, as they expand and become increasingly complex. Traffic is one of the most significant challenges: congested roads are a strain on the environment, the economy and the overall quality…