'Compact City 2.0: implications for a critical decade' keynote by Philipp Rode at Architecture Matters 2022



Philipp Rode, Executive Director at LSE Cities, will be giving a keynote on ‘Compact City 2.0: implications for a critical decade’ at Architecture Matters, 19-20 May 2022.  

Architecture Matters is an international conference on the future of architecture and cities, which brings together all relevant stake- holders from architecture, real estate and politics. This year’s conference topic will be Dense City. 

Dense, mixed cities are one of the basic prerequisites for achieving climate neutrality by the middle of this century and living in harmony with the planet’s resources in the future. We know that our consumption is much too high. Our global ecological footprint exceeds the earth’s biocapacity by 170 percent of our planet’s capacity – in Germany, it is already 270 percent. At the same time, the world’s most densely populated cities today are in China, India, and the Philippines – emerging countries where most people are still denied our Western standard of living, yet where emissions are rising steadily. 

This conference will explore what this means with international perspectives from Lagos, Nigeria; Guangzhou, China; Beirut, Lebanon, among others – plus impressions from Kharkiv, Lviv, Mariupol, and Kyiv and possibilities for future reconstruction. 

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