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The 2014 European Prize for Urban Public Space

The call for entries for the eighth edition of the European Prize for Urban Public Space is open. Until 23 January 2014, the registration period for entries is open to all kind of interventions creating, recovering or improving the democratic quality of urban spaces carried out in European cities between 2012 and 2014.

This honorific competition has been held on a biennial basis since 2000 with the aim of recognizing, encouraging and publicising examples of good practice in the ways in which European cities are dealing with the many challenges they must confront. Undergoing processes of exponential growth and far-reaching transformation, these cities are facing the fact that the age-old democratic ideal of striving for cohabitation on an equal basis within a plural society is in jeopardy. Segregation and inequalities, unsustainable construction and consumption or serious deficiencies in guaranteeing the right to housing and the right to the city are problems that are tangibly manifest in urban public spaces, and it is precisely on this front where they can be combated with better results.

True to this cause, the Prize is open to all kinds of interventions aimed at creating and remodelling public spaces and it jointly awards their authors and promoters. Entries for the 2014 Prize may be registered free of charge until next 23 January at www.publicspace.org/en/prize/rules/2014. The rules specifying the required documents and the conditions of participation may be downloaded from this site. The results of the 2014 Prize will be made known at the prize-giving ceremony, to be held in Barcelona on 19 June 2014.

For more information please contact publicspace@publicspace.org or see www.publicspace.org