July 17 Haussmann 17:45 - 18:45 | Enviroment
Renovation and Environment. How Major Redevelopment Projects Influence on Cities?
The history of urbanism is suffused with the aspiration to improve the living conditions for the masses and create a safer, more sophisticated urban environment. This had spawned many massive housing projects throughout the world: from Baron Haussmann renovation of Paris in the 19th century, to redevelopment of Bombay’s residential area in the first half of the 20th century, to building khrushchevkas in the USSR, to the renovation of residential areas on Istanbul, to the recent Seestadt Aspern project in Vienna. In each case, the sheer scale of the project caused a continuing ripple effect throughout the city and the whole country. Starting its own massive renovation, Moscow needs to consider a variety of possible consequences.
- What other objectives beside the improvement of the living conditions should large urban development projects establish?
- What parameters need to be monitored?
- How can a large urban project propel the development of the urban environment and minimise the risks?