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Public Spaces / Public Life: Copenhagen 2006

PUBLIC SPACES / PUBLIC LIFE: Copenhagen 2006
28 - 30 September 2006
Conference and study tour

Download preliminary conference programme (pdf)!

Conference theme
Changing Public Life in a Changing Society is the focus for the upcoming conference/study tour in Copenhagen 28-30 September 2006. Past decades have shown impressive improvements in the treatment of Public Spaces, and equally dramatic changes concerning the range and character of Public Life.

A century ago the streets and squares were teeming with activities, nearly all of which were obligatory aspects of people’s daily lives. Now a situation has been reached where recreational and creative activities play a central role in the life of our cities. This dramatic shift in character and scope of public life places new demands on public realm strategies and the design of the public spaces.

Conference and study tour

The PUBLIC SPACES / PUBLIC LIFE: Copenhagen 2006 event will be a combined conference and study tour.

Day one will be an international conference where the new challenges to public realm strategies and city quality will be exemplified by experiences, projects and research from four continents.

Days two and three will be devoted to presenting how public space policies have been steadily developed in Copenhagen since the first pedestrian street was inaugurated four decades ago. On each of the two days recent projects will be presented, followed by guided study tours on foot, bicycle, boat and bus to all parts of the city, providing an overview of changes in the city- and streetscape and what is currently underway in 2006.

Copenhagen: European City of the Year
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) – has awarded Copenhagen the title of European City of the Year in 2005 pointing especially to the impressive work with the public spaces and public life. This conference/study tour is organized in order to celebrate this award and present to an international audience what Copenhagen has to offer by 2006 concerning public spaces and public life.

Venue
The Conference will be held in the Grand Hall at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, at Charlottenborg Castle in the very heart of Copenhagen.

Price
Before August 15th: dkk 1.500 (€ 200, £ 140, $ 245)
After August 15th: dkk 2.000 (€ 265, £ 180, $ 325)

Registration
>> To register online please click here!

>> Download Print Registration Form (pdf)

Partners
The conference/study tour is organized in cooperation between:
Center for Public Space Research/ Realdania Research
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture
City of Copenhagen
Foundation Realdania

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