Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Open round – new possibilities for democracy

Article by Lisa Hoen
What happens when the whole world suddenly looks towards the north due to oil resources and climate change? What happens when a small city realizes it is developing and expanding too fast only to build too many lousy housing projects? The answer: the city indulges itself with a timeout from city planning. Tromsø City Council declared 2005 the Year of Urban Development. Now the city might be holding the key to modern democracy.
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