Debate Urban Implosion: about urbanisation, densification and city planning

20-03-2019, 20:00

Natlab (Kastanjelaan 500, Eindhoven)

Densification and redevelopment have been high on the urban agenda in recent decades. Ever since the western world has made a definite change from an industrial society to a knowledge and network society, the urban course has changed. Abandoned factory sites or old waterfront areas are rapidly being redeveloped into vibrant creative new urban centres. Residential towers are popping up like mushrooms. Urban silhouettes are now dominated by more and more high-rise buildings. Trends that are also visible in Eindhoven.

But, why and how is this all happening? What does this mean for people living in cities? What does this mean for public space and how do we keep it liveable?


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