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Agora - Cities for People - presentation at the 11th World Triennial of Architecture, Interarch '06 Sofia, Bulgaria

Korolija Fontana-Giusti, Gordana and Kueppers, Stefan and Mohammed, Abdul and Koronis, Nicholas and Ciriello, Wendy and Richards, Brent and Woolley, Martin and Robertson, Nick and Choudhary, Vineet (2006) Agora - Cities for People - presentation at the 11th World Triennial of Architecture, Interarch '06 Sofia, Bulgaria. 11th World Triennial of Architecture - Interarch '06, 11-13 May 2006, Sofia, Bulgaria. Number of pieces: 2. Official Programme. (KAR id:10124)

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The two panels visually summarise the Agora - Cities for People methodology for sustainable urban design.

Agora: Cities for People was a 3 year research project involving the European cities of London, Barcelona, Malmo and Utrecht. Each research team chose a specific site, within their city, to explore the usability of that area, examining how the nature of urban living and impact of human activity works within the spatial context, how the cityscape affects the urban flow of people and how the existing form of the urban landscape can be improved for future usage. The London site stretched from the Globe Theatre on the south bank of the River Thames westwards along Bankside, over Hungerford Bridge towards Trafalgar Square. The main focus of research concentrated on this area of regeneration due to the growth of cultural institutions within the zone and consequent tourist activity.

London has always had the most profound relationship with its river. In its period of buoyancy and social development the capital has reinvented itself through its relationship with the Thames. This was the case in Elizabethan times, and it appears to be the case again today. After the development of the Docklands and the South bank, current debate on Thames Gateway focuses once more on London expanding along its fluvial origins.

Item Type: Show / exhibition
Projects: Agora Cities for People
Additional information: Agora Cities for People Project Interarch ’06 Eleventh World Triennial of Architecture IAA. UIA Sofia, Bulgaria Agora: Cities for People has been funded by the European Commission and the University of the Arts London. It contributes to the EC Fifth Framework Programme - Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development and specifically to the objectives of the “City of Tomorrow and Cultural Heritage”. By developing and testing a new methodology and ‘best practice’ for planning, urban design and policy making in Europe, it aims to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life in cities of today. Project Architect: Gordana Korolija Fontana-Giusti AGORA Research Team: Martin Woolley, Stefan Kueppers, Nikolaos Koronis, Abdul Mohammed, Brent Richards, Wendy Ciriello, Vineet Choudhary, Nick Robertson, Pierpaolo Inga.
Uncontrolled keywords: urban design, sustainable cities, waterscape
Subjects: N Visual Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > Kent School of Architecture and Planning
Funders: European Commission (
Depositing User: Gordana Fontana-Giusti
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2008 16:18 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2022 10:39 UTC
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