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CHEOPSx #10 Urban Implosion: Densification of our inner cities
20 Mar : 19:30 - 22:00€2,50
CHEOPSx #10 Urban Implosion: densification of our cities
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 production 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 hang on. Why is this all happening? What are the driving forces behind these processes of densification? (Why) should we be happy with it? What does this mean for people living in cities? How do we deal with aspects such as (car) mobility and public transport? What does this mean for public space and how do we keep it liveable? How far can we actually go with densification of cities? These are just a few questions that will be discussed at the next CHEOPSx organized by CHEOPS Study association of the Built Environment in collaboration with Architectuurcentrum Eindhoven.
You can buy your ticket at the CHEOPS desk for €2,50 and at the door for €3,50.