Designing the Urban Age talk hosted by Habitat 3

20 October 2016

On October 19, Habitat 3 hosted the urban talk “Designing the Urban Age”, featuring Ricky Burdett, Richard Sennett, Saskia Sassen and Joan Clos. The event included the presentation of key themes concerning the ‘Quito Papers’, a set of ideas aimed at opening, recapturing and designing cities for the New Urban Agenda. While Richard Sennett outlined the principles of the ‘Open City’ and Saskia Sassen discussed the impact of global capital markets on urban land, Ricky Burdett presented on the need for adaptable and flexible urban design in the 21st century. The full video of the event is available here.