The 52nd International Making Cities Livable Conference on Achieving Green and Healthy Cities took place on 29th June to 3rd July in Bristol, UK, the 2015 ‘Green Capital of Europe’.
The International Making Cities Livable (IMCL) Conferences were founded in 1985, and are held biannually in the United States and Europe. They are unique in enabling city officials, architects, planners, developers, community leaders, behavioral scientists, artists and others responsible for the livability of their cities to exchange experiences, ideas and expertise.
The topics for this year’s conference included:
Physical Planning for Healthy Cities
Healthy Buildings, Healthy Architecture
Healthy Transportation Planning
How Public Health and Planning Collaborate
Streets, Squares and Special Places
Green and Blue in the Livable City
A Green Healthy City for Children
Community Participation in Planning and Reshaping the City
Learning from Bristol
In addition to the conference, it was also the IMCL ‘Design Award Competition’, where projects related to the topic of ‘Green and Healthy Cities’ were submitted.
We are pleased to announce that faculty from INTBAU Academic Member and longstanding partner the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture received various awards and recognitions for their submissions.
Prof. Ettore Maria Mazzola, from the University of Notre Dame was the recipient of the following three awards and recognitions in the category of ‘Proposed Projects’:
1) Honor Award for Excellence in Designing for Green, Healthy Cities for the Project “Urban Regeneration of the District ZEN in Palermo”
2) Honorable Mention for Excellence in Designing for Green, Healthy Cities for the Project “Urban Regeneration of the District Corviale in Rome”
3) Selected for the Exhibition in Designing for Green, Healthy Cities for the Project “Rione Rinascimento in Rome”
Prof. Mazzola’s ‘Urban Regeneration of the District Corviale in Rome’ had previously received an Honourable Mention at the 2015 INTBAU Excellence Awards, which you can read about here.
In the category of ‘Built Projects’ INTBAU College of Traditional Practitioners (ICTP) members Maria Fernanda Sanchez and Pedro Godoy received an Honor Award for Excellence in Designing for Green, Healthy Cities for the project “New Town of Cayalà/Paseo Cayalà Neighbourhood”, Guatemala City, Guatemala. This project was undertaken by Maria and Pedro’s practice Estudio Urbano, Leon Krier and Prof. Richard Economakis.
To find out more about this conference you can visit the IMCL website here.