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Urban Planet: Citizen Engagement in Moscow’s Sleeping Districts

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Partizaning, an urban art-based activist collective, has been conducting public workshops in Moscow’s sleeping districts to address livability concerns in these neighbourhoods. The sleeping districts are planned communities of mass housing blocks on the periphery of the city. The workshop series, titled”КООП: Cooperative Urbanism,” used a variety of creative research-based approaches to engage citizens (such as the tram stop turned checkerboard pictured above). (Polis)

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