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.