Project partners

This project is funded by the European Commission’s Culture Program. Network 2010-2012 Human Cities acts as a European Network, opening the door to extensive collaborations between Brussels, St. Etienne, Milan and Ljubljana, where partners develop specific themes around sustainable urban design. Human Cities main partners Pro Materia, Brussels, BE Faculté d’Architecture La Cambre Horta, Brussels, […]


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A set of pictures to reclaim public space

You want to start reclaiming public space? With this set of images, it’s your turn to reclaim public space! They are a lot of wasteland, non-space, empty or in transition spaces, without life. Those images are presenting examples of reclaiming of such public spaces in all Europe. Browse the set here and then print few […]

Human Cities Festival – now in Brussels!

After Brussels and Istanbul in 2010, the third edition of the Human Cities Festival is happening in Brussels from 15 until 31 March 2012. This edition will run under the title “Reclaiming public space”. Scientific and cultural actors will stress bottom-up initiatives set up by citizens, architects, designers, artists and associations that re-shape the forms and […]

About the toolbox

The Toolbox is a production of the Human Cities Network. It has been created and developed to inspire everyone to undertake projects and actions in the public space. The Human Cities Toolbox is proposing a selection of European existing examples, inviting those who wants to reclaim public space to start action!


This is the complete presentation of La Cartonnerie, an experimental and temporary public space in Saint-Etienne, France.