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Working Group C: Green urbanism - Between ecology and economy

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Working Group C: Green urbanism - Between ecology and economy

Contemporary urban agglomerations manifest generally unsustainable ecologies. The depletion of material resources, the accumulation of waste, the over-expenditure of non-renewable energy are direct consequences of the predatory expansion of urbanization.

Although commendable, so-called “green approaches” present more often than not a conflict vis-à-vis widespread economic constraints either concerned with optimizing the return on monetary investment or the lack of financial means. Thus, a standoff remains between costly environmental measures and prevailing economic systems.

Alternative solutions and technologies, while available and mostly tested at the level of individual buildings, have yet to be assessed for their applicability to the urban scale. This challenge provides a platform for identifying potential procedures that are not only ecologically sensitive, but also economically, socially, and aesthetically sustainable.

Experts

Kaarin Taipale
Moderator Kaarin Taipale Architect, Visiting Senior Fellow, Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland Read CV »
Fernando Diez
Moderator Fernando Diez Architect, Editor, Summa ; Director, Dept of History and Theory, University of Palermo, Argentina Read CV »
Pablo Allard
Pablo Allard Architect, Serex UC; Lecturer, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies, Catholic University of Chile, Chile
Holger Dalkmann
Holger Dalkmann Environmental Assessment Team Leader, Centre for Sustainability (C4S), Transport Research Laboratory, UK
Ximena Ganchala
Ximena Ganchala Communication of Biciaccion Foundation Quito, Ecuador
Gita Goven
Gita Goven Architect, ARG Design, South Africa
Ashok B Lall
Ashok B Lall Architect; Ashok B Lall Architects; and Professor, TVB School of Habitat Studies, Delhi, India Read CV »
Zaida Muxí
Zaida Muxí Architect; Professor of Urbanism, Barcelona School of Architecture, Spain
Veronika Prändl-Zika
Veronika Prändl-Zika Senior Research Fellow, Vienna Institute for Urban Sustainability, Austria
Darren Robinson
Darren Robinson Group Leader, Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland
Peter Staub
Peter Staub Architect, Architectural Association School of Architecture, Diploma Unit 14, London, UK
Mark Walker
Mark Walker Urban Planner, Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc, USA
 

Timeline

Presentation of expert papers
Introduction to "Green urbanism" and presentation of expert papers
 
Forum Details
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“Urban_Trans_Formation”
April 18 to April 21, 2007

Focus Sessions
Workshops
Working Group A: Normative Urbanism - Between convention and differentiation
Working Group A: Normative Urbanism - Between convention and differentiation
Working Group B: Informal urbanism - Between sanctioned and shadow orders
Working Group B: Informal urbanism - Between sanctioned and shadow orders
Working Group C: Green urbanism - Between ecology and economy
Working Group C: Green urbanism - Between ecology and economy
Working Group D: Tourisic urbanism - Between local and global
Working Group D: Tourisic urbanism - Between local and global
Working Group E: Temporary urbanism - Between the permanent and transitory
Working Group E: Temporary urbanism - Between the permanent and transitory
Mobile Workshop 1: Conceptual Tour - Chongmin Island "Eco Island"
Mobile Workshop 1: Conceptual Tour - Chongmin Island "Eco Island"
Mobile Workshop 2: Architectural tour - Qingpu district "Venice of China"
Mobile Workshop 2: Architectural tour - Qingpu district "Venice of China"
Mobile Workshop 3: Infrastructural Tour - Pudong new city and Yangshan deepwater port
Mobile Workshop 3: Infrastructural Tour - Pudong new city and Yangshan deepwater port
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