Marco and Roger met yesterday in Toronto to start the already signed agreement on multilateral, institutional exchanges between Politecnico di Milano and York University. The program starts from a strong agreement: ‘planning’ will be the main topic covered by all the activities of the exchange. Planning as the main, most relevant answer to the processes of multi scalar regional (re) urbanization, currently occurring worldwide. Since these processes are producing territories and spaces which are different from those studied through the traditional concepts of urban planning studies, planning will be considered as the first and main point of view to understand what’s going on. Marco and Roger set a very intensive agenda on what is going to happen in 2016, 2017 and 2018 for students, academics and young researchers from both schools and a detailed program will be presented soon.
We both believe that the exchange will bring great opportunities in term of cultural and educational advancements. Toronto and Milano are two cities rapidly changing and evolving into more complex regions; suburban development is changing and it is creating new urban objects and incredible new urban behaviors throughout the metropolitan areas. Students, researchers and academics will be involved in studying how planning, as a main answer, should be able to face these changes and create a new idea of city.
The conference will highlight the most relevant and updated aspects of the impact of innovation on European and American cities. […]