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Innovation in redesign cities. Gdansk, Poland, 18-20 September 2011

Posted on: 18 September 2011
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In the framework of Polish Presidency of the EU Council the European Forum for Architectural Policies organised this international  conference. The goals of the conference were: to indicate an innovative role of architecture in redesign of European cities that is aimed at their development and increase of attractiveness, while challenged by global competition; to indicate an innovative role of architecture and urban design in sustainability and harmony of urban environment, while responding to the Europe 2020 Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth; to indicate an innovative role of architecture that aims at the life quality, as opposed to short-term and territory-limited profits of mostly financial character, observed at all levels: national and regional, municipal, corporate and individual; to indicate a need for cooperation of the state and local authorities, the NGOs, research institutes and profession in support of innovative architecture; to indicate the needed actions, carried by EU and governmental bodies in processing the redesign of European cities’ structure; to indicate the priorities of the Architectural Policy, accepted by all parties engaged in innovation and architectural quality, aimed at sustainable.

A video summarising the main issues debated at the conference and illustrated by several case studies and site visits is also available here.

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