May 23 and 24, 2017, the UIC School of Architecture hosts the International Workshop: Towards Urban Resilience. Young researchers and guest speakers from the field of urban design and development will discuss practices and processes in designing resilient and sustainable cities. The event is organized by Technische Universität Darmstadt and the Mundus Urbano Consortium: Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC), Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), Università degli Studi Roma Tor Vergata in coperation with UN-Habitat CRPP.
Keynote speakers include: Lorenzo Chelleri (UIC Barcelona) and Richard Little (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).
If you would like to attend, please register here: TURBCN17 Registration
For sessions and keynote speeches download the full program.
As the dependency on technology increases, there is a growing need to reflect on the role of infrastructures to sustain human activities. Infrastructures are critical for the functioning of society, not only as the physical components in cities, or ‘hardware,’ but also as structures embedded with the intangible essence of human groups and our understanding of them in specific contexts and throughout time.
B_Resource-sensitive Urban Design
In face of rapid urbanization and the negative impacts of climate change on natural and built environments, this session calls analysis of practices and processes of resource-sensitive urban design. Urban design can contribute towards an educational and professional shift towards resilience and sustainability by focusing on integrative approaches, such as district-based networks, low-impact approaches, and climate-adaptive planning and building.
C_Resilience and Multi-level Governance
This session seeks cross-scalar and multi-level frameworks which help in understanding cities as complex and adaptive systems. Contributions should problematize urbanization processes and include tools and strategies which explain scalar arrangements of nature and power. The role of international and global frameworks will deem necessary in laying the base for transition and transformation of cities, and to contribute to the development of urban resilience.
D_Post-Crisis Emergency Reconstruction and Upgrading
This session aims at understanding refugee camps as a form of urbanization and sets the basis for rethinking camp design and their temporality. Contributions should bridge social structures and their physical transformations, as a means for their integral regeneration. This session looks at examples where resilience in the social fabric of informal settlements and low housing estates can create a sense of belonging and act as a force for their physical upgrading.
Address: Immaculada, 22, 08017 Barcelona.
Tuesday, May 23 from 16:00 to 19:00, Sala de Graus, UIC Barcelona
Wednesday, May 24 from 09:30 to 18:00, Room 303, UIC Barcelona