The conference invites associated events such as workshops, debates, and exhibitions. Each proposal should have a focused topic related to ’Structures & Architecture – in a viable urban perspective’. Please contact us to discuss your ideas! firstname.lastname@example.org
wandering & wondering: structure and architecture of the city
The city is at the same time slow and quick, hectic and quiet. Its urban fabric offers spaces, directions, change and history, interactions and exposure to the pedestrian. In this walkshop, we wonder on-the-move through the streets of Aalborg:
Can the structure and architecture of the urban fabric invite healthy and active mobilities by foot? Are mobility spaces social and cultural places? Can pedestrian mobilities play a significant role in more sustainable, fine-meshed urban mobility systems? Is urban walking more than its utilitarian goal (transport or recreation) and how does it relate to the structure and architecture of the city? Is it a cultural activity of dwelling-in-motion? What is the transverse potential of walking in the city across the technical, the social and the aesthetic?
This 'Urban Walkshop' invites interdisciplinary wander and wonder facilitated by planning professionals and urban design researchers that guide you through the mobility network of the inner city, presenting short stories on the way - on routes, humans and spaces. In this matter the walkshop is in itself an exploration of the potential of situated experience and deliberation on the quality of the urban fabric for pedestrians.
How to join?
The walkshop is limited to 20 participants, it departs from return to conference venue. The duration of the workshop is 1,5 hours, the excact time will be announced together with and fitted into the conference schedule in due time. Sign up by email to: Associate Professor, PhD, Ditte Bendix Lanng, email@example.com.
C-MUS PRAKSIS Living Lab: Pedestrian Mobility & Urban Quality
In the period 2019-20, Aalborg University and the City of Aalborg have collaborated on an integrated process of building a reflective knowledge bank on professional and academic practice in the intersectional field of pedestrian mobility and urban quality. With the city centre of Aalborg as a case and with the urban and traffic planning trajectories of the Department of Urban & Spatial Planning, City of Aalborg, as a pivotal point we have identified, debated, and experimented with the conceptualization of walking & the city, with urban design strategies and principles, the specificity of routes and spaces, and with capturing and conveying human situational practices and experiences of walking in the city.
Ditte Bendix Lanng, Tina Vestermann Olsen, Søren Risdal Borg, Harshita Vishway,
Apoorva Lalita Jayanti Venkata & Students at MSc02 Urban Design, Aalborg University 2019
Rie Malling, Anne Juel Andersen, Maria Quvang Harck Vestergaard, Jeppe Astrup Andersen, Line Bøg Risager