The success of our cities has become central to national economies and culture. They are drivers of investment, tourism and migration – the young, the educated, the creative and the rich are being drawn to live and work in urban areas once again.

As we have seen with Aarhus, Marseille and Rotterdam, the transformation of mid level non-capitals is providing space for new ideas, enterprise, investment and even building types. But how can growth and expansion provide an economy and wellbeing whilst also retaining a distinctive identity?

Where better to explore this than in Cork, Ireland’s great maritime city on the Atlantic rim of Europe. Once the staging post for European emigration to the US, it now sees people and investment flow in the other direction.

Richard Florida, Author, The New Urban Crisis, University of Toronto, to deliver keynote address

Dr. Richard Florida © Roshan Nebhrajani

Read more

 


Day 1


Wednesday 27 June
17:00-22:00

Welcome to Cork
Registration and welcome reception


Day 2


Thursday 28 June
08:30-18:00

Orientation
Introduction to Cork including presentations, guided city centre walkabouts and visits to outlying neighbourhoods, to set the context.


Day 3


Friday 29 June
08:30-17:30

Cities on the Rise
International Congress including presentations, workshops and our keynote address


Friday 29 June
19:00-00:00

The Congress Dinner
A chance to continue the conversations with old and new friends


Day 4


Saturday 30 June
09:00-11:30

Exchanging Learning


 


The Academy of Urbanism Congress
in partnership with


Principal Sponsor

Sponsored by

Media Partner

Supported by