Working Group, moderated by Daniel Irurah, South Africa, discussing the topic of "Shrinking cities - urban renewal".
In contrast to expanding territories, specific regions, cities, and urban districts are confronted with a loss of population and available employment opportunities. Such a trend stands in contradiction to the very definition of the city as a prosperous entity shaped by continuous economic and demographic growth.
Satisfying basic needs of the inhabitants of declining areas raises a number of questions. How can the built environment be maintained and transformed to satisfy the needs of future generations?
September 17, 2004 | Working Group 3
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