Conference “Human Cities” EEA Estonia
In connection with XIII Tallinn Design Festival
September 13, 2018
At the conference “Human Cities”, we hear stories from visionaries and practitioners about how to cope with new challenges in the environment of rapid urbanization, how to create and maintain a decent and cultural environment in cities.
The theme of this year’s major design event is Human Cities. Designers, architects, urbanists, and planners are committed to ensuring a more sustainable and human-friendly urban environment. Insights and testimonials from other cities can be seen at exhibitions and the conference which mark the successful end of the four-year Europe-wide project “Human Cities – Challenging the City Scale”. Those interested in urban development can see projects from 11 different countries, including innovative projects of Polytechnic University of Milan and Aalto University. The Estonian team will present the relaxation capsule HÄLO.
Conference 13.09.2018 11:00–17:00 @ Estonian Academy of Arts, Kotzebue 1/Põhja pst 7
There are many causes for the growth of cities. Industry, service, higher economic efficiency, access to cultural life and entertainment, etc. Every year, millions of Europeans abandon their ritual lifestyle to try their luck in the city.
The city is synonymous with a comfortable and meaningful life. The city is a vibrant system, the health and culture of the city depend on ourselves, in addition to city planners. Unfortunately, we often meet little interest of the urban planners in meeting the needs of the population, and often also the inadequate activity of the inhabitants.
At the conference “Human Cities”, we hear stories from visionaries and practitioners about how to cope with new challenges in the environment of rapid urbanization, how to create and maintain a decent and cultural environment in cities. The main speakers are Mark Kingwell (Canada) Liam Young (UK) Veronika Valk-Siska (Estonia) Kate Rhodes (Australia) and Chantal Vanoeteren (Belgium).
Also, all representatives of cities participating in the Human Cities project will be talking about the experiments and pilot projects that have been carried out in their cities.
After the conference you are welcome to Baltic station departure pavilion, Toompuiestee 37, where the book launch “Challenging the City Scale” and opening of the exhibition “Human Cities” will take place from 17:30 till 19:00.
The XIII Tallinn Design Festival will be held from 10 to 16 September 2018.