IPPA Public Lecture: Transforming Urban Waterfronts: Opportunities and Issues for Cities in Transition

Date: 25 August 2017

25 August 2017, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Professor Piotr Lorens
President, Society of Polish Town Planners
Vice President, International Society of City and Regional Planners
Head, Department of Urban Design and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Gdansk University of Technology

Abstract
Urban waterfront regeneration is a world-wide phenomenon, occurring in many countries and cities despite their origin, location and structure. This comes from a number of reasons, but one thing is common - living, working and relaxing on the waterfront is enjoyed by more and more people globally, which effects in rapid and comprehensive improvements of these areas. In result, waterfront transformation is subject of interest to both local authorities, local community and urban activists as well as to the private sector. During the lecture a number of the issues associated with urban waterfront transformation will be presented, including examples of good practice from various countries and continents. These will include also the cases from post-socialist and developing countries, which are now on the path towards developing advanced types of urban structures.

Biography
Professor Piotr Lorens is a lecturer in urban design and development and since 2007, the Head of the Department of Urban Design and Regional Planning at the Faculty of Architecture, Gdansk University of Technology. He graduated as an architect from the Gdansk University of Technology, and also completed the post-graduate studies as a Fulbright Fellow at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since then he is active as guest lecturer at numerous universities, mostly around Europe.

Location
Kazakh Leading Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering Campus
International Educational Corporation
Main Administration Building, Academic Council Hall
28 Ryskulbekov Street
Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan

Language
The presentation will be in English. Russian translation provided upon prior request.

Registration
Please RSVP to Madina Junussova (+7 777 055 0881) with your name and affiliation. Please indicate if you require Russian translation.

This lecture is organised by the University of Central Asia in cooperation with Gdansk University of Technology and Kazakh Leading Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering.

* Ideas presented in this lecture reflect the personal opinion of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Central Asia and/or its employees.