The twentieth-century metropolises face diverse planning and management challenges concerning their capacity to project solutions for the contemporary challenges and demands and for future ones that allow transformations while at the same time, valuing and reconciling Nature, Culture, history and continuity.
The ongoing challenges are many: accelerated and unsustainable urban expansion, impoverishment and invisibility of peripheries, socio-environmental conflicts aggravated by the effects of climate changes, predatory and unsustainable tourism, a gradual depletion of relations between society and nature and between different social segments.
The Covid-19 pandemic has given rise to uncertainties concerning the future of the metropolises as being the only solution for urbanization. Considering this scenario, this session will examine how to prepare the metropolises to face new sanitary challenges, to cope with the New Urban Agenda and to reconcile Nature, Culture, permanencies and changes?
Opening: Vera Tangari, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Setting the scene:
Pedro Ortiz (Spain): Shaping the metropolis
Francesco Bandarin (Italy): Global Report and survey
Jae Heon Choi (Korea): Case study Seoul
Antonella Contin (Italy): Case study Milan
Michael Turner (Israel) and Eric Hubyrechts (France): Linking the research and practice. The dialogue between universities and planning authorities
Ksenia Mezenina (Russian Federation): Case study Moscow
Geci Karuri-Sebina (South Africa): Case study Johannesburg
The way forward:
Rafael Forero (Colombia): UNHabitat and the metro-hubs