DEBATES (PUBLIC SESSIONS)DESIGNING THE FUTURE
26.01.2017 at 19:00
Housing is and remains one of the most controversial issues when it comes to the future of the city. Urbanization is growing. That means that there are more and more people who want affordable, good housing in the city. Society is also changing. Dynamic processes such as migration, ageing, growing populations, changing family patterns, shifting patterns of time spent, changing living and working situations, all demand changes in how and where we live. In recent years, many refreshing policy initiatives and (pilot) projects have been launched to address the urgencies and challenges in terms of living in a qualitative manner. Here, among others, special attention is given to assisted living and collective housing forms. There are many lessons to be drawn from this. At the same time, it remains necessary to keep looking ahead and actively seek visionary alternatives that provide an answer to the many challenges of living in the future.
Lecture by Kristien Ring (AA projects, international consultant in architecture and urban development, founding Director of the German Center for Architecture DAZ, author of the books Self Made City and Urban Living)Debate with Helmer Rooze (transition manager 'Slim Wonen en Leven'), Brecht Nuyttens (City of Kortrijk) and Dirk Somers (Bovenbouw architectuur).Moderated by Michiel Dehaene (Professor urbanism, University of Ghent).
Concluding words by Leo Van Broeck (Vlaams Bouwmeester)
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