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Content tagged with: Making cities socially cohesive

Posted: 2012-07-04
Blog - Today, Singapore is one of the densest cities in the world. Over some 60 years, the city has accomplished an extraordinary rise in the level of living conditions and the economic growth has been massive. In 1960s about 1,3 mio. of the 1,9 mio. lived in squatter huts, single storey sheds constructed with cardboards, zinc sheets, sticks and poles. Furthermore, at that time, there was only a weak sense of nationhood – a feeling of belonging to Singapore.
Posted: 2012-06-29
Event - UPDATE 3 December 2012 The participants' vision has been documented in this file: URBEGO planning workshop Gothenburg, September 2012 ---  
Posted: 2012-06-19
Blog - Is the act of planning the same today as a few decades ago? Probably not. What is the evolution that planning and, more generally, the act of governing has experienced? How is it possible to reconcile spontaneous initiatives and established planning rules?
Posted: 2012-06-07
Blog - Sunny reportage from the site of the next IFHP Congress. Early bird registration closes June 15!
Posted: 2012-05-15
Blog - Festivals can also be a way of helping promote a certain image for a city – sometimes to the degree that the festivals are synonymous with the city. But what about the social role of festivals?
Posted: 2012-04-10
Event - YTK/IFHP Summer School approaches urban living from various viewpoints by considering spatial organisation as well as social and cultural aspects of housing.
Posted: 2011-11-08
Event - International Federation for Housing and Planning celebrates 100 years of operations in 2013
Posted: 2011-06-15
Event - 16-19 Sept. 2012 (Gothenburg, Sweden)
For whom and with whom are we transforming and developing our cities? How can social planners and
city developers together with other bodies contribute to counteracting growing social segregation in our
cities? What are the new tools available to us?
There were seminars, workshops and visits to different places in Gothenburg. Keynote speakers
were Nicole Foss (Canada), Lars Reuterswärd (Sweden), Carin Smuts (South Africa), Ann McAfee (Canada) and
Cord Soehlke (Germany). Congress lectures by Claudio Acioly (UN-HABITAT) and Søren Hermansen.

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