The Xth Biennial of European Towns and Town Planners


10th Biennial of European Towns and Town Planners
Cascais 19-21 September 2013

New Paradigms, Challenges and Opportunities for European Cities
The contribution of Spatial Planning to overcome the crisis

Children born today may live until 2090. We are preparing our cities for them. How should we do that? And how should we combine the new paradigms, the new basis of city life with the struggle to overcome of the current crisis?

The Biennial will try to answer these questions and will be focused on different aspects of these subjects:

  • Theoretical presentations by keynote speakers and authors of papers (general and specific; covering energy, water, information, public participation, demography; environment; new technologies, new materials and new methodologies);
  • Young Planners Workshop on City without Public Economic Funds;
  • Young Planners Workshop on Urban Regeneration;
  • Best practice exhibition of innovative urban solutions;
  • Best practice exhibition of recently completed innovative plans and projects;
  • Exhibition of recently developed new technologies;
  • The exhibition and conference presenting the winning projects in 2012 European Urban and Regional Planning Awards;
  • Poster exhibition and conference presenting selected projects in the Cascais Urban Award 2013.

Confirmed Keynote speakers: Bernardo Secchi, Louis Albrechts, Alain Bourdin, Joan Busquets, Paolo la Greca, Oriol Nel.lo, António Câmara, Jaime Melo Baptista, Vincent Goodstadt, Kevin Murray, Ismael Fernandez Mejia, Izabela Mironowicz, Elin Sondergard, Pierre Laconte, Joaquim Poças Martins, Rafaela Matos, José Saldanha Matos, Helena Alegre, Helena Marecos, Eduardo Oliveira Fernandes, António Costa Silva, Nuno Ribeiro da Silva and Manuel Duarte Pinheiro.

Come to the 10th Biennial of European Towns and Town Planners in Cascais. Bring us your professional experience, your questions and concerns, your answers and solutions. Together we will learn how to face the New Challenges, how to find New Opportunities, within the scope of New Paradigms.

João Teixeira
Chairman of the 10th Biennial
ECTP-CEU Vice-president
Cascais Municipality Director for Strategy, Innovation and Quality

You can find the preliminary Program of the Biennial on the Cascais website here: 

The registration page is here: