ECTP-CEU - AESOP Summer School
4th AESOP-ECTP-CEU-IFHP-ISOCARP EUROPEAN URBAN SUMMER SCHOOL for young planning professionals
EUSS 2013: STRATEGIES FOR THE POST-SPECULATIVE CITY
Sunday 8th to Sunday 15th September 2013
San Pablo CEU University, Madrid, Spain
At a time of abrupt changes, when the old urban models are quickly becoming obsolete and inefficient, there is an opportunity to look into the future to envisage new strategies. We intend to work on the wounds inflicted on the city by the speculative urbanism: there is a need to bring into question the existing model of urban growth, working from the present situation towards new theoretical and practical visions to recycle our cities. This is the chance to put forward proposals to challenge the uncontrolled urban growth, to review the situation of the new suburban territories, and to regenerate the consolidated fabric of the inner city.
Instead of lame, simplistic, speculation driven solutions we need a multiple and diverse urbanism, capable to adapt to complex situations. New strategies may include reusing the city, rethinking the territory, generating activity, diversity, complexity and density.
New strategies may consider how to enhance participation of the citizens in the making of the city. Would it be possible an urbanism that deals in a more responsible manner with people needs?
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