The city as a living hybrid of buildings, public space and people is constantly changing. External influences such as technology, mobility or telecommunications are essential impulses. In recent decades, a wave of technology has overtaken the city and changed its appearance significantly. Suddenly, communication between people no longer takes place in public, but mainly behind one‘s own four walls. The use of public squares and streets has changed from a communication space to a mobility space. The result is a permanent overlapping of places and nonplaces, of habitat and transit space; and the human being is somewhere in between. Cities are gradually becoming interchangeable moments, disappearing in their monotony. The city becomes a metropolis and leaves its identity behind. In order to escape this aporia and restore the balance in the city, many city governments have launched counter initiatives. Walking in an urban context comes back into focus again, public space becomes a space for communication and streets become a living space. The city is about to be recaptured.