What does the spirit of the cities offer for the city and the city-dwellers?
As effective centers of civilization with their own culture, history, architecture, arts, demographics and geographical location shaping their fate, the cities certainly have their on unique spirit. Contributing to the city with an abstract identity, that spirit is also a reflection of the worldview of the people who had established and thereafter maintained the city. This session will investigate the place of the city’s spirit, in the context of achieving the goal of the “Happy City”.
What does the United Nation envision for the future of urbanisation and city planning?
The point the Urbanisation phenomenon has now reached means changes to cities and to the very understanding of city planning. This session will the approach, projects and suggestions of The United Nations towards the problems that will be encountered on the route to the ' Happy City' ideal will be discussed and evaluated.
What is facing the cities, what does the future entail?
The urbanization trend leads to radical changes in the abstract and material identity of the city, starting with the architectural domain. We are facing a new city image, shaped by gentrification, ghettoization, as well as new opportunities. This session will discuss the new image of the city, and the opportunities for contributing to that image.
What is the relation between urban people and the places of the city, how should it be?
Humans need space to exist; Places without humans is a meaningless emptiness. Under what conditions can humans lay the foundations of happiness, in the place that they have established and removed with the inevitable changes in the world and which they have reformed each time?
In this session, the two main components of "Happy City", the combination of Human and Place, and the ways in which they build each other will be addressed.