Skopje 2022: Sustainable city – Reality or illusion? @TEDxSeptemvriskaSesijaSalon
Lots of interesting topics and beautiful people were part of the third TEDxSeptemvriskaSesijaSalon event with the title “Skopje 2022: Sustainable city – Reality or illusion?”. The room was full with a lot of happy faces willing to share information and facts and contribute for a better and more sustainable city.
At the event we discussed models of sustainable cities and successful examples of solving the problems of the cities in the world, and also discussed how they could be adapted to our conditions.
Ivan Mirkovski is an architect, curator, urban planner and university lecturer in UACS -Fakultet of Architecture and Design. Founder of Skopje Week Architecture, curator of Skopje Kreativa, member of the board of experts of Urban Public Space Award from Barcelona as a partner in the architectural design studio Smart Living. In 2015 he received the Grand Prize of Architecture of RM.
Slobodan Velevski is an architect working as assistant professor at the Faculty of Architecture, Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje. His main research interest is tied to urban areas as modern constructs, ie the creation of ideas for the modern city in cultural, semantic and spatial sense.
- “A song of the city” – Jaime Lerner TED2007 · 15:43
Jaime Lerner reinvented urban space in his native Curitiba, Brazil. Along the way, he changed the way city planners worldwide see what’s possible in the metropolitan landscape.
Too often, people feel checked out of politics — even at the level of their own city. But urban activist Alessandra Orofino thinks that can change, using a mix of tech and old-fashioned human connection. Sharing examples from her hometown of Rio, she says: “It is up to us to decide whether we want schools or parking lots, recycling projects or construction sites, cars or buses, loneliness or solidarity.”
Impressions of our event were shared by Martin Shishkin.
“Although we have gathered a lot of experts in the field, we are still too little in our society to act and have a positive impact alone. Maybe in the long term, the mass will change, but it depends on the change in an individual and the change of the education of youth. ”
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