Urban Age Shaping Cities conference

The Urban Age ‘Shaping Cities’ conference at the 15th International Architecture of La Biennale di Venezia will investigate how people, institutions, policymakers, investors and designers affect the physical form of cities, and how this impacts on the way we live in cities. It will expose the arguments behind the major conflicts on how cities are planned, governed and designed, and investigate the impact of large and small-scale solutions on urban integration. Building on its ten-year legacy as an international investigation of cities, the Urban Age conference will engage with the themes of land ownership, migration, tolerance and equity to inform and shape the debate on sustainable urban development at the Habitat III the United Nations’ conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development that will be held in Quito Ecuador on 17–20 October 2016.

Anyone with a ticket to the 15th International Architecture Biennale will be able to access the conference.

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Urban Age Shaping Cities is jointly organised by LSE Cities at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft. It is co-hosted with La Biennale di Venezia in association with Habitat lll, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development that will be held in Quito, Ecuador on 17–20 October 2016.