building cities for all
What will the cities look like in the future? We will discuss how we can shape them together at the panel discussion:
Urban Development: Building Cities for All
It will take place on 23 May 2018 at 10 am CET at the European Information Center in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Our panelists and expert audience will discuss these questions:
- How to combine quality policy making processes with innovative approaches from architecture, urban planning and technology?
- What are the best practices in place?
- How can Europe and Africa exchange knowledge and experience?
The panelists are:
- Mathabo Makuta, Habitat for Humanity, Lesotho
- Elena Szolgayova, Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic
- Matus Vallo, Activist and Architect, Slovakia
Why are we organizing the discussion?
Lack of resources, climate change or conflicts in the rural areas of the global south force people to look for safety and well-being in the cities. Currently the rate of urbanization outpaces the demand for decent housing. Cities need to absorb new residents fast without further widening the existing social gaps and spreading slum areas. We believe that intelligent urban planning that reflects both the needs of the inhabitants and current critical problems could connect the best minds the cities have. Citizens, companies, nonprofits, inventors and governments can search for solutions together and build cities where everyone will have equal opportunities to live a decent life. Read more in the article: Cities for everyone.
The discussion is organized by Habitat for Humanity and Euractiv.sk within the project Build Solid Ground.
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