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Blue Workshop: Retained diversity - Maintaining strengths while upgrading informal habitats

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Blue Workshop: Retained diversity - Maintaining strengths while upgrading informal habitats

Focusing on informal settlements and their tradition of combined living/working spaces, this workshop investigated the different economic, legal, planning, and cultural conditions affecting these settlements.

Moderator: Hans-Rudolf Schalcher; Reporter: Sarah Graham

Symposium experts: Uday Athavankar, Sheela Patel, Gustavo Restrepo, Michael Sorkin and Zhang Yue

Experts

Hans-Rudolf Schalcher
Moderator Hans-Rudolf Schalcher Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Switzerland. Read CV »
Uday Athavankar
Uday Athavankar Emeritus Fellow, Industrial Design Centre, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Bombay), Mumbai, India. Read CV »
Sheela Patel
Sheela Patel Founding Director of the Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centers (SPARC), an NGO based in Mumbai, India. Read CV »
Gustavo Restrepo Lalinde
Gustavo Restrepo Lalinde Director, Laboratory of Studies and Technical Experimentation in Architecture (LEET) at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB) and winner of the Holcim Awards Gold 2011 Latin America for Urban integration of an informal area, Medellín, Colombia. Read CV »
Michael Sorkin
Michael Sorkin Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Director of the Graduate Program in Urban Design at The City College of New York (CCNY) and Principal of Michael Sorkin Studio, New York, USA. Read CV »
Yue Zhang
Yue Zhang Professor and Deputy Chair of the Department of Urban Planning at the School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, in Beijing and winner of the Global Holcim Awards Bronze 2009 for Sustainable planning for a rural community, Beijing, China. Read CV »
Ameya Athavankar
Mobile Workshop Facilitator Ameya Athavankar Design Consultant at the Shenoy Innovation Studio, Industrial Design Center (IDC), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Bombay) in Mumbai, India. Read CV »
Keya Kunte
Mobile Workshop Facilitator Keya Kunte Architecture and Urban planning Consultant, Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres (SPARC), based in Mumbai, India. Read CV »
 

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Economy of Sustainable Construction
April 10 to April 13, 2013

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