Borderline City

Devel­oping the Fore­front of Euro­pean and Global Poli­cies for Sustain­able Cities
KTH Stockholm
Associate Prof. Tigran Haas, PhD
Michael W. Mehaffy, PhD
Urbana o Rgionala Studier, Institute of Technology Center for the Future of Places

We will examine the chal­lenges of Euro­pean inte­gra­tion as they mani­fest in the continent’s cities and urban spaces, taking the form of newly forti­fied urban border spaces such as gated commu­ni­ties. What are the impli­ca­tions for public space, and for the creation of more open, connected cities of oppor­tu­nity? What are the chal­lenges posed by the United Nations’ New Urban Agenda and Sustain­able Devel­op­ment Goals, both of which empha­size universal access to safe, inclu­sive and acces­sible, green and public spaces” as part of “cities for all”? What are the impli­ca­tions for the Leipzig Charter on Sustain­able Euro­pean Cities, which is being re-eval­u­ated this year? The course there­fore offers a unique and exciting oppor­tu­nity to partic­i­pate in the devel­op­ment of fore­front Euro­pean and global poli­cies for sustain­able cities.