Mad City international happening* of urban planning
1st -2nd June, Riga, Latvia
* Urban planning happening – it is a novel and unconventional approach to the form and content of a large-scale event allowing the participants, over the course of two days, to actively listen and converse, establish contacts and create new ideas. A happening is simultaneously a cultural, scientific, artistic and business event (not to be confused with an ordinary conference). It draws attention to the individual and collective experience, sensations, feelings, active participation. Some substantive and emotional framework is given – experts’ presentations and various performances that facilitate the process of thought exchange and exploration – yet specific results depend on participants’ cooperation and random coincidences at the given time and space.
Mad City presents 6 key topics:
Driverless City - the role of driverless cars and unmanned aerial vehicles in shared and connected mobility of future cities
Public Madness - the challenges of public involvement process in urban panning
Sharing Economy - emerging economic trends and their effect on cities
Future Planner - rethinking the changing role of the urban planner profession
Future Planner’s Toolkit - mobile apps and other useful tools for urban planners
First Dance with Mary Jane - the impact of the trend of legalizing recreational marijuana in cities
20 experts from 12 countries worldwide – USA, Denmark, Israel, Japan, Canada, Latvia, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Finland, Hong-Kong, Sweden, Belgium
For more detailed information download full program HERE.