“Non City” Next City? – 11.01.2012 at the European Parliament
The conference brought together directors of architecture from the European member states along with architects, representatives of EU institutions and European organisations to discuss how architectural policies can take a more active part in the development and the implementation of the European Union’s aims set out in the EU 2020 Strategy. Jan Olbrycht, President of the URBAN Intergroup, underlined while chairing the meeting, that indeed, the issue is not “if” but “how” architectural policies are very important for the development and the implementation of the European Union’s objectives. “Architects should anticipate the future needs of society and not only respond to the present ones. They can design a vision on the future and inspire the public and decision makers.” – he added. The highlight of the conference was a tour through Europe by Winy Maas who presented examples of innovative urban development.
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