How do we see the city in which we live? What will it be like five or ten years from now? Do we dare to imagine it could be different? In short, what kind of environment do we want to live in? How should we move around the city, and how could we make it more livable?
To help you consider this important issue, here are two relevant articles:
1. The story of how Seoul, a city of almost ten million people, reinvented itself by converting a major highway into a riverside park. There were winners and losers of course, but most people now agree that this ambitious project has vastly improved the quality of life in the city centre.
2. A very recent article (in Greek!) by a scientist at the University of Crete Museum of Natural History, setting out his views on how our city could be transformed.
Having read both articles, write a blog post responding to some of the points raised in the second article (in English, of course!), and offering your own ideas on what kind of Heraklion we should be striving for.