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Designed to be a colloquium as much as a conference, what is the event about and who is it for? Wide-ranging and influential globally, the UNECE is nonetheless rooted in the work, challenges and opportunities of its member states and dedicated to building capacity at the local level and supporting knowledge exchange between its member states through amongst other initiatives a network of Geneva Charter Centres.
Housing in Glasgow The City of Glasgow has, as much as any city in Europe, experienced the highs and the lows of providing housing for its people. During its industrial expansion in the 19th century the public and private leaders of Glasgow built stone tenements, terraces and villas of the highest quality. But by the midth century and in the aftermath of WW2 reconstruction and de-industrialisation hit the city hard.
The building of new towns and the systemic change in the economy brought great challenges that Glasgow — and its city-region — has spent 40 years overcoming. Through a well-documented period of renaissance, the city and region of Glasgow has recovered its identity, purpose and its ability to be creative in housing its people. A message the conference intends to reinforce.
More recently however, with devolution of housing provision to the Scottish Parliament in the early years of the 21st century, a more nuanced and sensitive approach to local need has been possible. The City of Glasgow has been able to recover its commitment to community-led housing by enabling a massive programme of housing stock transfer from the City Authority to now re-invigorated community-led housing associations.
This unburdened the City Authority from an inherited debt burden on one hand, while defining its role as the strategic authority on the other. The management and, significantly, control, is now in the hands of community housing associations. The communities, the city and the region are acutely aware of this and the second day of the conference opens up a wider discussion of living and liveability with expert contributions on: living healthily; the use of the internationally recognised Place Standard tool now adopted by the World Health Organisation WHO ; the significance of green-blue infrastructure for climate change and health; and, wider cultural programmes including the embedding of artists in every district of the city.
A draft will be made available to all registered delegates and the conference will be invited to discuss and adopt the declaration to be sent to the UNECE Committee of Housing and Land Management for their meeting in October of this year.
Jim Stockard, Harvard Graduate School of Design Pam Warhurst CBE, Incredible Edible Internationally renowned keynote speakers In addition to the expert panels in housing and living, international-renowned keynote will deliver insights including James Stockard from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design looking at the differences between the US and the UK with reference to Massachusetts and Scotland and reporting on research into liveability in Boston and Glasgow with some surprising results; and the importance and opportunity for community growing to be delivered by Pam Warhurst, the inspiration behind the Incredible Edible initiative in Yorkshire.
Events Two important launch events are planned for the conference-colloquium. The first will see the inauguration of a new programme by The Academy of Urbanism in the nations and regions of the UK with the launch of a partnership between the Academy and the Glasgow Urban Lab and UN Charter Centre to support, develop and grow support for urbanism and urbanists in Scotland. The Civic Reception Hosted by the Lord Provost, at the end of the first day, the civic reception will provide an opportunity to reflect on the learning from the first day, continue the networking and look forward to the second day of proceedings.
Audience This is a UN Conference and it is free to attend, however registration is essential. All professionals interested in the integration of our thinking in support of making liveable places are welcome.
And a special invitation and priority is given to community representatives and to young professionals — urbanists, planners and architects — to meet and network with the visitors from the UN and expert leaders in the field.
FREIBURG CHARTER FOR SUSTAINABLE URBANISM PDF
Designed to be a colloquium as much as a conference, what is the event about and who is it for? Wide-ranging and influential globally, the UNECE is nonetheless rooted in the work, challenges and opportunities of its member states and dedicated to building capacity at the local level and supporting knowledge exchange between its member states through amongst other initiatives a network of Geneva Charter Centres. Housing in Glasgow The City of Glasgow has, as much as any city in Europe, experienced the highs and the lows of providing housing for its people. During its industrial expansion in the 19th century the public and private leaders of Glasgow built stone tenements, terraces and villas of the highest quality.
The Freiburg Charter for Sustainable Urbanism
Spatial Principles I. The provision of facilities in public and private infrastructure for all generations with the provision of well-managed places balanced with free spaces. The provision of a full range of facilities, especially for very young and very old citizens. The integration of all strands of society irrespective of ethnicity, gender or age. Decentralised governance is of particular importance in: residential living and working, social infrastructure, education and culture, recreation and management of green spaces and networks. Accessibility to all infrastructure networks on foot minimises car traffic and leads to an improvement in environmental quality.
The 12 Rules of Sustainable Urbanism
Daijin Existing facilities should be enhanced and new ones introduced in such a way that they are in accordance with the idea of the Compact City. A culture of engagement should be established, employing a wide range of techniques available to central, regional and local authorities. Schools and universities, research facilities and cultural institutions make a significant impact on the attractiveness freiburrg the quality of a city. Prior to discussing the 12 Rules, the Charter begins by laying cuarter nine objectives that should be at the forefront of every responsible development project: Most planning decisions shape the appearance of the city for generations. Seen through a European lens, this helps to bring these principles much closer to many more people and places. The development of key building projects has to be led by the planning authority from initial concept through urbansm realisation on the ground.