Networking Event, World Urban Forum 7, Medellin
As more and more people around the world live in urban poverty, and as the gap between the economically mobile and the disadvantaged increases, urban design is inextricably linked with the distribution of economic resources and civic services. If poverty can only be eradicated when cities become more efficient in ecological, economic, political, social and cultural realms, it is urgent for urbanists around the world to develop strategies that can lay the groundwork for equity.
Productive Territories* research platform is hosting a networking event at the World Urban Forum 7, Medellin, to discuss the potential for urbanism, as an integrated spatial discipline, to enhance productivity and promote social and economic mobility. The event will bring together actors and agents from around the world, including urbanists, developers, designers, academics, policy makers, research institutions and the public, to discuss their experiences, ideas, concerns and strategies. The event will culminate in a public discussion exploring the concept of the Productive City in the Twenty-First Century, and how design can play an essential role in stimulating more equal forms of production in urban environments.
Speakers and Respondents:
Alex Warnock Smith, Architectural Association, Urban Projects Bureau Ltd, UK
Alejandro Rodriguez, Geografia urbana, Colombia
Carlos A. Nuñez, Arquitectura en Estudio, Colombia
Dieter Zinnbauer, Transparency International, Berlin
Jorge Sanchez, Nomena, Peru
Juliana Muniz Westcott, JMW, Brazil/Netherlands
Maria Claudia Peñas, Ciudades como vamos, Colombia
Ana Lopez, City Mart, Barcelona.