Drees & Sommer: Future City Planning LaboratoriesEnabling Technologies #Affordability, #Ageing Populations, #Cities for All, #Climate Justice, #Co-housing, #Digital Rights, #Diseases, #Education
Urban form cannot be reduced to the physical space as cities are the result of social construction under the influence of experts and accidents. Unconcluded urban processes respond to political interests, economic pressure, and cultural inclinations, along with the imagination of architects and planners and the informal powers at work in complex urban adaptive systems. Understanding the city as a hands-on planning laboratory encourages the involvement of various stakeholders - the municipality, the planner, the architect, the start-up, and the citizen – in one conversation. But how can we amplify this mixing pot of various perspectives of experiencing the city and turn the initial interest into capacity and potential to act?
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