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21 — 25 April 2021 | Leuven. Belgium
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    What makes cities life-sized? 

    What makes cities life-sized? 

    pure science architecture & urbanism health

    “I believe that the only way for us to construct genuinely sustainable homes and cities, is by connecting them to nature. Not isolating them from it.”

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    At and&, we are building an interdisciplinary space where sharp minds bow their heads over 21 questions for the 21st century.

    Predictions tell us that cities will only grow bigger over time. This means some of the most exciting and impactful innovations are coming from urban planners, architects, futurists and health city experts.

    Our perception of cities is slowly changing from a model of mathematical engineering to a human habitat where urban spaces have the potential to be healthy, attractive, interesting and efficient. Where we live in balance with nature.

    Can innovations fast track the liveability of the cities? And what makes them life sized? These are the confirmed speakers, diving into the subject on and&.

    Mikael Colville-Andersen is a Canadian-Danish urban designer and urban mobility expert. He works with cities and governments around the world; coaching them to becoming more bicycle friendly. He is the host of the urbanism documentary television series The Life-Sized City,

    Rachel Armstrong is a British Professor of Experimental Architecture that aims to create buildings that grow, metabolise and defend us, basically like an immune system does. How can we design ‘living’ buildings?

    And how can we design and build cities that make us healthier and happier? How can technology help us achieve this? ​If anyone has the answers to questions like these, it’s health city expert Marianne Lefever.

    Finally the British Carolyn Steel learns us how food shapes our cities.

    What does a future-proof city look like to you?

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