The Academy of Urbanism is holding its 12th annual Congress, A New Culture of Urbanism, on September 14 to 17, in Aarhus, Danemark.
Focusing on innovation and experimentation in city making, this Congress is aiming to think about and plan the cultural and technical shift in the making of the city, brought by a post-industrial approach with diverse applications: in technology and infrastructure, movement and health, creativity and engagement, leadership and trust.
The new approaches could be on contemporary housing, neighborhoods and active, inclusive citizenship. It is about tearing up and re-writing the rulebook to re-think and shape a new culture of Urbanism, for the sake of cities and their communities.
It is held alongside the City festival and will feature Danish and international speakers, insightful talks, a variety of tours and workshops, and presentations providing local and international perspectives on the shaping of future places, as well as an urbanists dinner and an audience with Jan Gehl.
It is taking place in Aarhus, Danemark, elected as the European Capital of Culture 2017, a city committed to progress through innovative design, engagement, temporary urbanism, which makes it a very accurate place for urban innovation.