reSITE 2014 Conference | Cities and Landscape of the New Economy
reSITE 2014 Conference was organized in cooperation with the City Development Authority of Prague and served – for the third time – as a platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences from cities as diverse as New York, Calgary, London, Paris, Rotterdam, Budapest, Cracow and Prague.
June 19-20, 2014 / Forum Karlin, Prague
The third international reSITE conference sought to connect the themes of how cities and landscapes are developing in the new economy.
Our two-day program in the newly opened Forum Karlin consisted of presentations, workshops, lectures and discussion panels that featured inspiring ideas, interesting solutions and unexpected encounters: diverse contributions with a common goal - to achieve a better life in our cities
More than 660 people attended our conference, and they represented a broad array of sectors: government administration (137), architects (110), non-profit organizations (83), academics (82), investors and developers (72) from across Central and Eastern Europe. All of them contributed to a discussion about the development of higher quality public architecture, public space and public landscape in the changing, new economy. The conference was organized in collaboration with the Institute for Planning and Development in Prague.
The conference kicked-off with the famous American neo-liberal economist Edward Glaeser. The strategy for urban development in Prague and the Czech Republic was presented by the Mayor of Prague, Tomas Hudecek, and the Minster of Regaional Developent, Vera Jourova respectively. A leading figure in the world of architecture, Benedetta Tagliabue, presented a unique project of revitalization of the Barcelona market Santa Katarina. This year reSITE conference and festival saw many more inspiring presentations, keynote lectures, workshops, events and discussions by the experts from: New York, Calgary, London, Paris, Rotterdam, Budapest, Cracow and Prague.