ZHAW Winterthur Urban Forum

Markus Schaefer will participate at the international conference Winterthur Urban Forum “Cities of Tomorrow. Cities of Togetherness.” on November 28, 2014 in Winterthur, during the session “Back to the Future of Cities”. He will provide a summary of the proceedings and findings of the Salon Suisse which he curated together with Hiromi Hosoya at the Architecture Biennale 2014 in Venice for Pro Helvetia.

Thursday, 27.11.2014, 09:20 – 18:00
Friday, 28.11.2014, 09:20 – 21:30
Saturday, 29.11.2014, 09:30 – 17:30
Theater Winterthur
ZHAW School of Management and Law
Kongresshaus Gate27
Winterthur, Switzerland


What Factors Will Determine Quality of Life for the Mid-Sized European Cities of the Future?

What will life be like in a city of tomorrow? How will we be able to maintain and enhance our quality of life? What challenges will await mid-sized cities in future and what opportunities may be offered by the major development trends? How will cities overcome these challenges and what concepts are being considered for their development?

The detailed program and more information is available here.



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