City Development Forum

11/2/2020 9:46:04 AM

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We know the new date of the online event. Join us on November 4th and 5th and listen to the experts!

The international conference is an opportunity to exchange knowledge, good practices and solutions used in Poland and cities across Europe. The speakers of the City Development Forum are experts, practitioners, enthusiasts and activists working to build good cities to live in.

During the 4th edition of the Forum we want to answer the question whether the vision of a friendly city with safe streets and space for spending time together is achievable. How to achieve maximum safety on the streets? Can education help with this, together with the support of modern technologies?  What is the role of residents in building security in their own city? The Norwegian project “Vision Zero”, i.e. an effective strategy to reduce the number of accidents in road traffic, can be a model to follow. Not a single child died on Norwegian roads in 2019. This is the result of long-term, thoughtful and interdisciplinary work. Pedestrian safety, especially for the youngest traffic participants, is the theme of the Vienna project “School Streets” project, which allows students to safely use public space in the school environment, integrating by walking or commuting to school by bike or scooter and learning healthy and ecological forms of mobility.

A traditional school is mainly a place for gaining knowledge from textbooks. However, in the contemporary, rapidly evolving world, there are required new skills and abilities which shape creativity and empathy as well as which allow us to fully benefit from modern technological solutions. In the report “Global Risk Report 2017” it was assumed that a half of the existing professions will undergo a radical change driven by technological progress. What happens next? What will the work look like in 10 or 20 years’ time and will the professions, which seem necessary today, still be performed at all?

To register for the event on 4-5.11 click here