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Built Environment Symposium


Who, what, where, how can we build, and with which funds? Such questions cause quite a stir in building culture discussions. The style and manner in which a public room is designed and built up is cast in concrete. It is through this that a society’s power distribution, culture, and values are most manifested. At the same time, urban housing planning requires adequate measures of cooperation within society in order to be efficient. Societal tides of change, therefore, unsurprisingly shape building culture.

What new rules does building culture need in order to balance out conflicts of interest in the future? Where should the relationship between regulations and legal gaps align itself? What influence do algorithms, big data, and artificial intelligence exert on urban planning?

At the Built Environment Symposium, a range of experts and decision-makers will address and draw on controversial lines of conflict characteristic of this very topic, and debate what forward-looking conclusions can be derived. Expect controversial discussion formats providing insight on which strained relationships and models of cooperation may shape building culture in the near future.

General Partner European Forum Alpbach 2017