VIDEO: The picturesque town has joined an illustrious group of heavyweights including Amsterdam, Paris, Vienna, Budapest, Rome, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Milan in implementing the idea of a 15-minute city in which everything people need for their lives is within 15-minutes on foot, by bike or on public transport.
In this episode of The Debrief, we take a look at urban and rural spaces in Poland, and how a foundation is aiming to change the way we think about architecture.
While not recommend for honeymoon purposes (unless, maybe, you’re looking for a quick divorce), this is a city that is not short on points of interest.
In this mid-August round-up from The Debrief, host John Beauchamp speaks to TFN's social media editor Monica Zielinski about the top stories making the rounds this week.
Conducted between September 2021 and February 2022, respondents were asked to rate their happiness on a scale of one to five with the study aiming to better understand what specific factors impacted the resulting score.
Featuring fountains, greenery, information boards and outbreaks of modern art, the initiative has been hailed by Poznań mayor Jacek Jaśkowiak as a project for the masses, saying: “I am glad that we have managed to revitalize the square while respecting the historic character of this space,”
With around 3,000 streets covering close to 1,400km, after two and half years Kamil Bąbel is halfway to achieving his goal but says he’ll need another three years to complete his challenge.
The post-industrial city located in central Poland and historically associated with the textile trade was the only Polish city on the list and was selected among five cities in the ‘Sustainability’ category, with the other categories being Nature, Adventure, Culture and History.
VIDEO: Urban planning and city strategy expert Krzysztof Ruciński told TFN: “It is one of the greatest ‘what ifs’. So I thought why not just take some old maps and start to create the city. It started around one year ago and it has grown organically.”
VIDEO: Shrunk to an approximate scale of 1:14, and featuring a swing capable of seating five people, the structure was built by Metal Madness, a Szczecin-based firm specializing in high-quality metalwork.