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Virtual workshop: Co-design for new forms of urban living

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Online  -  14th Oct 2020  -  3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


EVENT ORGANISED BY: The Architects’ Council of Europe, the Federal Chamber of German Architects’ (Bundesarchitektenkammer – BAK), the European Council of Town Planners (ECTP) and the Institute for Spatial Policies (IPoP)


During the European Week of Regions and Cities, a joint virtual workshop will be held on Wednesday 14 October 2020 from 4.30pm to 6pm (CET).


Urbanisation, climate change and the housing crisis require new forms of habitat and urban space to be designed. By putting people at the heart of the design process, citizens are empowered to participate in the creation and regeneration of the urban fabric. They help decision-makers to understand communities’ needs and thus to achieve socially and economically sustainable projects.


The session will aim to discuss challenges inherent to participatory approaches, through the presentation of concrete projects, but also good practice examples of how civil society can organise itself to influence the design of the built environment. Special focus will be put on small and medium cities. Ultimately, the workshop will aim to consider a possible methodology for effective participatory design processes.




  • Anna Chiambretto, Chargée de projets immobiliers, Community Land Trust Brussels, Belgium
  • Sophia de Sousa, Chief Executive, The Glass-House Community Led Design, United Kingdom 
  • Marta Jaskulska, Director, Kongres Ruchów Miejskich / Congress of Urban Movements, Poland 
  • Mohamed Ridouani, Mayor of Leuven, Belgium 

The event will be moderated by Eugen Panescu, Member of the ACE Executive Board 




Our Chief Executive Sophia will be one of the speakers involved in the virtual workshop.


This is a free event.


Please sign up for session here and the EU Regions Week of Cities and Regions conference here.



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