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Re-City 2015 brings together urban regeneration experts

The Re-City 2015 Congress hosted by Tampere University of Technology (TUT) and the University of Tampere provides a forum for researchers and professionals from all over the world to share ideas and perspectives on urban regeneration.

1st International City Regeneration Congress (Re-City 2015): “Combining Disciplines”

Time: 3−4 September 2015
Place: Linna building, University of Tampere (address: Kalevantie 5, Tampere, Finland)

“Today the majority of people live in cities, and most of our national wealth is tied up in cities. Around 50 per cent of all investments are linked to the development and construction of cities in one way or another. There is a clear demand for an event such as Re-City, which brings together different stakeholders to explore the latest developments in urban regeneration,” says Congress Chairman, Professor of Urban Planning Juho Rajaniemi of Tampere University of Technology (TUT).

Re-City 2015 presents series of courses and workshops which would enable researchers and practitioners in various fields such as urban planning, architecture, traffic planning and logistics, urban history, economics and business, political sciences, social sciences and humanities to enhance their proficiency and knowledge. The congress is expected to draw some 150 participants from all over the world.  

 “The congress coincides and is arranged partly in collaboration with Tampere Architecture Week. This is likely to have increased interest towards both events,” Rajaniemi estimates.

The keynote speakers are Professors Robert A. Beauregard (Columbia University), Ali Madanipour (Newcastle University) and Albena Yaneva (University of Manchester). Beauregard will discuss urban regeneration in a shrinking city. Madanipour will talk about temporary urbanism and localism. Yaneva will shed light on the political aspects of architecture. In addition, presentations will be given by several distinguished Finnish speakers.  

This year’s congress is one of the events celebrating TUT’s 50th anniversary. Re-City will be held every two years in future.  

Further information:

Professor Juho Rajaniemi, tel. +358 44 524 7245,

News submitted by: Anna Naukkarinen
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