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Future Cities: Technology, Society and Agencies of Change
11th Dialogue on Science, September 12 - 14, 2012
The worldwide rapid urbanization – especially in Asia, Africa and South America – is an issue of great complexity and global significance. This circumstances has been already pointed up by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon during the World Expo in Shanghai 2010. The UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs predicts that between now and 2050, the world’s urban population will almost double.
The 11th Dialogue on Science will focus on precisely the issue of rapid urbanization and its consequences for everyday life in cities around the world.
With this congress the Academia Engelberg Foundation asks how might the disciplines of architecture, urbanism and the built environment sciences respond to the challenges of rapid urbanization? What form will such future cities take, and might they be made sustainable? How will they be governed, and how will they function?
The Presentations and discussions will be held in the conference language English and translated simultaneously.