The theme of the World Architecture Festival 2021 is Resetting the City: Greening, Health & Urbanism. At one level, the idea of greening concerns landscape design, biodiversity and ecological concerns. However, the idea of resetting the city in the context of Covid-19 has taken on new dimensions.
Join the world’s architecture community for three days of inspiration and knowledge. Subjects for discussion will include strategies for clean air, greater use of public transport, water quality and supply, and the generation of ‘clean’ energy as part of urban planning strategies across the globe. The idea of the green city is related to the concept of sustainability, which now includes ideas about the control of pandemics, and the extent to which health concerns can feed into planning and urban design, at both a small and large scale.