2006: Rapidly Expanding Cities in an Urbanizing World.
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»The study of cities is today marked by a paradox: much of the urban growth of the 21st century is taking place in the developing world, but many of the theories of how cities function remain rooted in the developed world.«
Through case studies and workshop discussions, Congress participants will consider this dichotomy and explore the challenges of the new urbanization process, including issues such as:
- How are basic needs for shelter, water, electricity and sanitation met in the informal settlements?
- How are the informal settlements organized?
- What are the differences and/or similarities between various cities re planning and decision-making?
- How should planners deal with urban informality?
- What can planners learn from the »unplanned« aspects of this urbanization?
Lectures, Papers and statements:
- Eckhart Ribbeck (University of Stuttgart) - "Urbanization, formal and informal cities - a global challenge": Presentation (Pdf, 9,5 MB)
- Ayse Yonder (Pratt Institute, NYC) - "Informal Settlements in Istanbul, Turkey - From shacks to high rises": Presentation (Pdf, 3,5 MB)
- Fatina Kourdi (University of Aleppo – Syria) - "Aleppo": Presentation (Pdf, 6,3 MB)
- Venkateswar Ramaswamy (Calcutta, India)- "Calcutta": Presentation (Pdf, 6,6 MB)
- Craig Sam & Andrew Wiseman (Buffalo City Municipality, South Africa; Intervolve Foundation Zuid Afrika) "Duncan village redevelopment initiative": Presentation (Pdf, 1,5 MB)
- Roberto Rocco (TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Urbanism and Urban Renewal) - "Building a South-American MacroMetropolis": Presentation (Pdf, 22,7 MB)
Details: Official 2006 brochure
Group Reports :
Reports group 2 | Uri Mazor: Reports group 3 | Hans Harms: Report group 4