The quality of urban places in cities is typically not the product of a single intervention but results from the accumulation over time of a complex combination of factors, behaviours, and decisions from multiple stakeholders.

 

URBAN MAESTRO looks at the ways European cities are being designed and financed, focusing on innovative ways of generating and implementing urban spatial quality.

 

URBAN MAESTRO focuses on the "soft power" modalities of urban design governance and those approaches where public authorities act in a semi-formal or informal capacity as enablers or brokers rather than through regulatory or direct investment powers.

(c) Jonathan Ortegat

1. map out the informal design governance landscape in jurisdictions across Europe

2. drill down into the exemplary practices via a series of pan-European workshops

3. compare the experiences in Europe to international practices

4. use the initiative to build a long-term network for peer-to-peer collaboration and learning

5. support policy uptake focused on the drive to urban quality across Europe and globally

URBAN MAESTRO AIMS TO

HOW

WHO

Urban Maestro is an initiative of a consortium comprised of the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat), University College London (UCL) and Brussels bouwmeester maître architecte (BMA), supported by the European Commission.

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EVENTS

WORKSHOP #3

SOFTENING THE PROCESSES

 

 

 

 

May 2020

KICK-OFF EVENT

 

February

2019

 

WORKSHOP #1

URBAN

DESIGN GOVERNANCE

 

 

 

Valencia, ES

June 2019

WORKSHOP #2

 

DESIGN ENVIRONMENT

 

 

 

Porto, PT

January 2020

WORKSHOP #4

ACTION FOR FUTURE

 

 

October 2020

 

 

2020

 

SUMMER SCHOOL

TALKS

HOW TO DELIVER HIGH-QUALITY URBAN DESIGN?

with James White

BAUKULTUR. PROMOTING BUILDING CULTURE IN EUROPE

with Christina Haas

CONNECTING CONCEPTS TO WIDER CONTEXT

with Aurélien Delchet

 
 

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 831704.

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