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Seminar, study visits, workshops, walk, Ljubljana and Medvode wider area, 29. 6. - 1. 7. 2022

We are inviting you to a number of events organised by Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia and the international network Human Cities - Smoties between June 29th and July 1st 2022 in Ljubljana and the wider area of Medvode.

WEDNESDAY June 29 2022:
Public Seminar: PUBLIC SPACES AND PARTICIPATORY DESIGN WITH
CREATIVE SECTOR – EXPLORING BEYOND THE URBAN

Venue: Ljubljana, Faculty of architecture, Plečnik Hall, Zoisova ulica 12, Ljubljana

Time

Topic

Speaker

13:00

Registration opens

14:00

Welcome

  • Matej Nikšič and Nina Goršič,

Urban planning institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Smoties Ljubljana

  • Matej Blenkuš, dean, Faculty of architecture of the University of Ljubljana

14:10

Keynote

  • Matthew Carmona, professor, University College London: Why do we need good urban design

14:45

Slovenian perspectives

  • Blanka Bartol, Ministry of the environment and spatial planning
  • Petra Vertelj Nared, Urban institute of Ljubljana
  • Anja Zorko, Centre for creativity

15:30

Q&A

15:45

Coffee break

16:00

Introduction to Smoties

  • Davide Fassi, Politecnico di Milano, Human Cities Smoties lead partner

16:15

EU Best practices review
 

Presentations of selected practice by Smoties partners:

  • Anke Strittmatter, Austria: Dorfschmiede Gutenstein - "We make the world a village"
  • Aljona Surzikova, Estonia: From waste to diamond. The story of Pram Museum
  • Sara de Gouy, France: Yes. Frontage, minimum project to reveal vegetal
  • Greece
  • Mojca Senegačnik, Slovenia: Hiša na hribu / House on the hill – Introduction and future perspectives
  • Iceland
  • Paola Russo, Italy: A cielo aperto / Open air. The wisdom of time.
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Josie King, United Kingdom: Cosmic Colliery, reaching for the stars in disused mine

17:20

Closing remarks

THURSDAY June 30 2022: VISITING SMALL PLACES IN MEDVODE MUNICIPALITY*

Venue: Fieldtrip and workshops, mainly by bus, some walking included

Time

Topic

Speaker

9:30

Bus departs from Ljubljana (departure location will be communicated by email to all registered attendees)

10:15

Short stop in Smlednik (The Village garden)

Urška Sešek

10:45

Bus departs from Smlednik

11:15

Welcome to Topol pri Medvodah

Participatory workshop: The future of small places and their public spaces

Municipality of Medvode

Local actors and residents

moderated by Natalija Vrhunc

13:30

Lunch in Topol pri Medvodah

15:00

Getting-to-know Polhov Gradec Dolomites

  • Appreciating the forest
    A mindful walk through the lush forests between Topol and Belo and reconsideration of the ways we live and form the community
  • Bringing contemporary art and artists off the bitten tracks

Art intervention at Pr'Lenart homestead

Zvonka Simčič, Mojca Senegačnik,

Mojca Sfiligoj

Vanja Ločniškar

18:00

Smoties exibition opening and performance

18:30

Meeting the locals and the culinary traditions of the remote place

20:00

Transportation back to Ljubljana starts
(last ride by van at around 22:00)

* Obligatory registration

FRIDAY July 1 2022

Morning meeting place: Prešernov trg / Prešeren square, Ljubljana

Time

Topic

Speaker

9:00

Meeting Plečnik – Human-centered Urban Design UNESCO Nomination and Listing***

Tomaž Štoka, coordinator of working group nominating Plečnik's work at UNESCO, MAO

10:00

Technical meeting (Smoties partners only), end of session foreseen at 13:00

Venue: Plečnik House, Karunova ulica 4-6, Ljubljana

When needed, in the afternoon the UIRS premises in Trnovski pristan 2 will be available for small group working sessions or individual meetings.

*** Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik considerably changed the image of Ljubljana by his urban design and architectural interventions. His legacy has been recently listed as the UNESCO heritage due to the highly contextual and human-scale urbanistic approach (https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1643/). We will spend the early morning learning what was important to Plečnik when creating public spaces.

For the additional programme you may among others consider:

Please contact the organisers for any further information (Urban Planning Institute of the
Republic of Slovenia,
info@uirs.si):

The up-to-date programme is accessible at UIRS web-page:

https://www.uirs.si/sl-si/Novice/ArtMID/419/ArticleID/255/Humana-mestaHuman-Cities-SMOTIES

More information on Smoties: https://humancities.eu/smoties/

New issue of Urbani izziv/Urban chalange journal scientific edition

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New issue of Urbani izziv/Urban chalange journal scientific edition

Volume 32, issue 2, December 2021

Just before the holidays, the new issue of the Urban Challenge was published, featuring five scientific articles, a book review, and a research project presentation.

You are kindly invited to read it (link) and submit your scientific contributions for the next issue!

'Women on stage. Discovering the artistic female contribution to the Art Nouveau'

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'Women on stage. Discovering the artistic female contribution to the Art Nouveau'

Online lecture series

From January 2022, the Réseau Art Nouveau Network online lecture series, 'Women on stage. Discovering the artistic female contribution to the Art Nouveau', will begin.

Each month, a researcher will give a lecture on one or more women who have left their mark on the Art Nouveau style in Europe.

The lectures are free, but registration is required in advance for each lecture by sending an email to info@artnouveau-net.eu.

You will receive a zoom link that will allow you to attend the lecture.

Find all the info here.

Changing streets in changing cities: Providing streets for all?

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Changing streets in changing cities: Providing streets for all?

Urbani izziv, volume 32, supplement, December 2021

A special issue of Urbani izziv / Urban Challenge journal has been published addressing the role of streets and other public spaces in fast-changing cities. Six international author groups from Europe, the Middle East and South America address the themes of accessibility for all, informal forms of mobility, walkability of housing neighbourhoods, socio-spatial justice, urban renewal, environmental efficiency and sustainable development. A special issue was published in connection to the City Street 4 online conference hosted in by the Urban Institute of the Republic of Slovenia and the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Ljubljana September 2020 in Ljubljana in cooperation with the University of Notre Dame-Louaize in Beirut. Enjoy the reading following the free-access link.

Successful pilot workshop in Kranj

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Successful pilot workshop in Kranj

On August 24, 2021, a workshop was held in the pilot area of ​​the city of Kranj.

Many residents of the pilot area of ​​the Drulovka residential neighborhood responded to the invitation and attended the workshop. Participants shared their thoughts, aspects, exchanged challenges they see in the space, and made suggestions and wishes that they thought would improve their stay in the neighborhood.

The workshop was organized in three thematic groups. As part of the first thematic group of green and sports areas, participants talked about children's playgrounds, sports fields, gardens, footpaths, urban equipment, plantings, etc., as part of the thematic group safety, participants focused on traffic and fire safety in the neighborhood, talked about vandalism, waste, illegal construction.

As part of the third group of 'social events', participants thought about cultural and sports events, daycare, various forms of socializing, etc. The groups were very active, the participants took turns in all thematic groups and showed excellent participation.

Development of evidence-based guidelines for designing green opens spaces to promote urban health through physical activity: Experience from Slovenia

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Development of evidence-based guidelines for designing green opens spaces to promote urban health through physical activity: Experience from Slovenia

Presentation of the poster at the 17th International Conference on Urban Health

This year’s theme of the 17th International Conference on Urban Health is »Transforming Our Collective Urban Future: Learning from Covid-19«. The conference will take place virtually from 6 to 8 July 2021 and will cover six topics related to the health and the urban environment issues: urban health inequities, transforming built environments, urban governance and public health systems, urban health over the lifecourse, climate change and urban health, urban health in Latin America and the Caribbean.

On Tuesday, June 6, 2021 at 3:30 pm , Dr. Vita Žlender will present a poster entitled »Development of evidence-based guidelines for designing green opens spaces to promote urban health through physical activity: Experience from Slovenia«. The authors of the poster and project member of the »Ven za zdravje« project (Ina Šuklje Erjavec, Vita Žlender and Jana Kozamernik) participated in the preparation of the guidelines for the Ministry of Health in 2019.

You can watch a short poster pitch here.

Abstract:
»Publicly accessible green open spaces such as parks, playgrounds and urban forests are key environments within urban tissue for promotion of physical activity and provision of many other public health benefits, including psychological relief and stress reduction, and the mitigation of various harmful factors such as excessive heat, noise, and air and water pollution. To expertly integrate spatial planning and public health topics, the Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (UIRS) in 2017 launched the programme entitled »Ven za zdravje« (Going out to stay healthy) – Expert basis for spatial planning of green areas, aimed at promoting physical activity of citizens. The programme was based on the preparation of a comprehensive overview of diverse aspects relating to planning, improvement, and management of green areas to achieve healthy and quality living environment. Its purpose was to stimulate more quality-of-life oriented planning and development of towns and settlements in Slovenia and develop expertise for providing spatial determinants for an active and healthy lifestyles for citizens of all ages and social groups. Accordingly, we conducted a comprehensive analysis of current national legislation and documents related to public health, physical activity promotion and spatial planning. We also carried out workshops and discussions with relevant public health experts, decision makers and planners. The main outcome of the programme were guidelines for green space planning to support municipalities in devising relevant approaches and promote physical activity of the population. The proposed approach was tested on a pilot study in the municipality of Kočevje in Slovenia.«

The conference program can be found at the link.

Smart Cities 2021 Conference - Activities of European Cities for Achieving Climate Neutrality

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Smart Cities 2021 Conference - Activities of European Cities for Achieving Climate Neutrality

Abstracts of papers can be submitted by 21 June, conference scheduled for 16–17 September 2021 in Ljubljana

In cities, traffic remains one of the biggest sources of CO2 emissions not to have been curbed in recent years. The development of carbon-neutral cities raises the question of which approaches can be used to ensure a turnaround with respect to such emissions so as to preserve or even improve residents’ access to services in the future, thereby safeguarding their mobility. Changes in fuel consumption along with the development of information technologies in the planning, implementing, monitoring and communication with users hold the promise of playing an important role in this. Still, to achieve the ambitious goals concerning CO2 emissions and the broader impacts of traffic on the quality of urban living, these changes alone will not suffice. In the light of these goals and the newly-available technologies, cities will need to reconsider how their residents will live, work and access key services. To achieve this, balanced development will be required, together with the strong intertwining of spatial, traffic and digital accessibility.

***

Send us your contributions for the scientific Smart Cities 2021 Conference: Activities of European Cities for Achieving Climate Neutrality, scheduled for 16–17 September 2021 in Ljubljana.

Abstracts of papers can be submitted by 21 June at the conference’s website.

After the conference, we will publish the contributions in conference proceedings, whereas selected articles will be published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal ‘Urbani izziv’ (Urban Challenge).

More information.

Smart Cities 2021: "Activities of European cities for achieving climate-neutrality

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Smart Cities 2021: "Activities of European cities for achieving climate-neutrality

International Conference

The extended deadline for submission of abstracts is 17. 5. 2021

CONFERENCE AGENDA

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

CONFERENCE HOMEPAGE

SRIP Smart Cities and Communities in cooperation with the Jožef Stefan Institute, the Urban Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, CER - Partnership for the Sustainable Economy of Slovenia and the Association of Municipalities of Slovenia invites you to a scientific conference entitled Activities of European Cities for Climate Neutrality. We have decided to hold a scientific conference in the light of Europe's efforts to become climate-neutral by 2050, led by new European Commission missions, including the '100 Climate-neutral cities by 2030 - for citizens' mission. In this mission, the Commission will support and promote 100 European cities on their path to carbon neutrality.

The topics of the conference will shed light on some of the issues facing and will be encountered by cities on their path to climate neutrality. Cities and their representatives will gain insight into possible proposals and solutions to the problems that await them in establishing climate neutrality.

The conference will address three topics, all three of which are equally important in achieving climate neutrality. The first topic concerns the production, storage and distribution of renewable energy sources, the second topic presents possible solutions to tackle greenhouse gas emissions, especially CO2, the highest among them. The third topic will address mobility, and how new forms of mobility can help reduce CO2 emissions.

The conference will host experts from various fields at four round tables/panels, which will shed additional light on the topics that await us on the path to achieving climate neutrality in the coming years.

Documents to download

Smart Cities 2021 "Activities of European cities to achieve climate neutrality"

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Smart Cities 2021 "Activities of European cities to achieve climate neutrality"

Submission of abstracts for the scientific part: 9 May 2021

Ljubljana (on line), June 17-18, 2021

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SRIP Smart Cities and Communities in cooperation with the Jožef Stefan Institute, the Urban Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, CER - Partnership for the Sustainable Economy of Slovenia and the Association of Municipalities of Slovenia invites you to a scientific conference entitled Activities of European Cities for Climate Neutrality. We have decided to hold a scientific conference in the light of Europe's efforts to become climate-neutral by 2050, led by new European Commission missions, including the '100 Climate-neutral cities by 2030 - for citizens' mission. In this mission, the Commission will support and promote 100 European cities on their path to carbon neutrality.
 

The topics of the conference will shed light on some of the issues facing and will be encountered by cities on their path to climate neutrality. Cities and their representatives will gain insight into possible proposals and solutions to the problems that await them in establishing climate neutrality.
 

The conference will address three topics, all three of which are equally important in achieving climate neutrality. The first topic concerns the production, storage and distribution of renewable energy sources, the second topic presents possible solutions to tackle greenhouse gas emissions, especially CO2, the highest among them. The third topic will address mobility, and how new forms of mobility can help reduce CO2 emissions.


The conference will host experts from various fields at four round tables/panels, which will shed additional light on the topics that await us on the path to achieving climate neutrality in the coming years.

MORE

Documents to download

57th ISOCARP hybrid Congress "New Times, Better Places, Stronger Communities"

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57th ISOCARP hybrid Congress "New Times, Better Places, Stronger Communities"

The deadline for abstract submissions is May 16, 2021

We invite you to submit the abstracts and papers for the 57th ISOCARP hybrid Congress "New Times, Better Places, Stronger Communities". The deadline for abstract submissions is May 16, 2021. For more informations see link.

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