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Shrinking cities - urban renewal

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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?

Experts

Daniel Kebera Irurah
Moderator Daniel Kebera Irurah University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa Read CV »
Kyong Park
Kyong Park Architect, Germany/USA
Andrew Zago
Andrew Zago Parsons School of Design, USA Read CV »
 

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Basic Needs
September 15 to September 18, 2004

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