renewing existing housing stock, re-use of buildings, densifying existing urban areas, resource-efficient city-expansions, as well as creating more open space quality and attractivity for existing neighborhoods.
In the frame of the Program, participants will challenge and link Architecture, Urbanism, Sociology, History and Policy-making, learn and practice the principles of an integrated approach to urban development and elaborate strategies based on the key findings of multiscale empirical research.
Urban development strategies should be based on an integrated approach to be transformative and sustainable but at the same time sensitive to the context.
In a series of 4 seasonal schools, held in Amsterdam, Zurich, Helsinki and Kyiv, participants will tackle the actual discourse regarding contemporary living environments in European metropoles receiving an influx of new inhabitants and in which different top-down, co-operative or bottom-up strategies were emerging lately. We will look at it and work with it through different levels of city production, from the level of policy making to urban strategies, urban planning to urban design and architectural design.