A very Happy New Year to all you city enthusiasts out there. We took a deserved break from a hectic 2018, trying to recharge the battery for an exciting upcoming year ahead. We have lined up a lot of ideas, plans and fun activities for 2019. More to be announced over time, but let’s start with a nice overview of highlights from last year. Enjoy!
New cities joining our network - Hong Kong - Stockholm - Manchester
We still feel grateful for having so many enthusiastic citizens joining our network, without even meeting them in person. They share our beliefs of celebrating those who make our cities more liveable, start hosting local community events and publish stories online. Thank you team
Here some welcome letters to their cities:
Hong Kong by Lesley Cheung, Vicki Wong, Bertha Wang, Hermion Au and Vienna Lee
Stockholm by Kayla Holderbein and Daniela Rossi
Manchester by Craig Taylor
Launch of A City Made By People Issue 3 print journal
A new year, a new issue, designed in a new format, featuring even more cities than ever before (15 cities and stories): Amsterdam | Bucharest | Chicago | Copenhagen | Hong Kong | London | Madrid | Manchester | Melbourne | Minneapolis | Paris | Seattle | Stockholm | Tokyo | Vancouver.
And we had some amazing launch events in Amsterdam & Hong Kong.
Check out the copy!
Monthly local community events in Amsterdam & Bucharest
The best way to build community and facilitate a dialogue with fellow citizens, is to host monthly events in our cities.
The Bucharest team hosted 4 events, 12 speakers, welcoming roughly 200 attendees.
In Amsterdam, the team of volunteers hosted 10 events, with 30+ speakers, welcoming almost 1000 attendees.
Enjoy a recap of all our past events online
Experiences & special events
For the first time ever, we also launched experiences and special events, to address various social issues in cities through creativity. Such as:
Loneliness through food
Food Waste through a dinner
56 inspiring stories from our network on the web
From Vancouver to Melbourne, from Tokyo back to Paris, our teams of correspondents across the world published some beautiful stories about the citizens they’ve met in their cities. A total of 56 different stories, ranging from local hero interviews, to neighbourhood portraits, from event features to new findings, what a tremendous effort. A big thanks to all the writers and photographers. Here to some of our favourites:
Copenhagen - Empowering People with Street Sports - GAME Streetmekka Copenhagen
Chicago - Create and Destroy - Meet Chicago Artist Kevin Demski
Vancouver - Nihal Elwan - Creator of Tayybeh
Melbourne - Bridget Mary Chappell, founder of Melbourne music 'Sound School'
Amsterdam - Celebrating Nelson Mandela at a Secret Sunrise
Madrid - The Cultural Beauty of Pantone - Madrid City Guide
Bucharest - Ladies, Wine and Design Bucharest
Paris - How Sainte Trinité Triumphed Over Adversity
Tokyo - Tokyo Coffee Entrepreneur Yuta 'Totz' Totsuka