Odaia Creativă (The Creative Room) will organise a networking event in the frame of the World Urban Forum, sixth edition, taking place between 1 and 6 September 2012 in Naples, Italy.

The event  organised by The Creative Room will present powerful tools and strategies for engaging young people in urban planning processes. Building on the experience of an international panel of experts – which includes urban designers, youth leaders, academics and policy analysts – concrete methodologies which take into account governance and social dynamics of cities will be showcased.

The workshop aims to connect visionary youth with city planners and local and national governments representatives for a constructive dialogue on efficient public-private partnerships that focus on quality of life and economic growth.

The event programme includes a panel discussion, an interactive simulation of the Habitat methodology as well as a „Questions and Answers” session.

Panel discussion:

-       Regina Loukotova, reSITE Festival (CZ):  „The impact of reSITE Festival on the city’s development strategy”

-       Gabriella Robba, Kallipolis (IT):  „People versus Borders”, urban and environmental  regeneration project on the Dobrinja river, Sarajevo

-       Irina Paraschivoiu, the Creative Room (RO): „Habitat – pilot project for participatory urban development processes”

-       Chair: Ms. Anamaria Vrabie, the Creative Room (RO).

The Habitat methodology – presented in the frame of the workshop – managed to synthesize the conundrums of the urban legislation that define the urban planning of Bucharest and further advance the debate of what are the other factors that contribute to the sustainable and prosperous development of a city.

The themes tackled in the frame of the event include, but are not limited to: city economic vitality, the built environment – the institutional and regulatory framework for planning, city cultural vitality, local community and urban planning, stakeholders in urban development.

Fact sheet:

Youth Engagement for Sustainable Urban Planning: Tools and Prospects

A networking event organized by The Creative Room / Asociația Odaia Creativă (Romania)

Wednesday, September 5th, 4:30-6:30 PM

Pavilion 6, Mostra d’ Oltremare, Fuorigrotta district, Naples, Italy,

World Urban Forum 6 (1-6 September 2012, Naples (Italy) )

In order to attend the event, please register:

For the event: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3933527286

For the WUF 6 – in order to enter the UN building (compulsory): http://www.unhabitat.org/content.asp?typeid=19&catid=672&cid=11064

Free entrance

Organised by: Odaia Creativa /The Creative Room Association (Romania)

In the frame of WUF6 and UN Habitat

Partners: ReSite Festival (CZ), Kallipolis (IT)

Local partner: AEGEE Napoli (IT)

Media partners: Zeppelin Magazine, Modernism.ro

With the support of OAR (Romanian Arhitects Direction)

About the World Urban Forum 

The World Urban Forum is organised every two years by the United Nations Organisation (UN-Habitat) and is one of the most open and inclusive gatherings of its kind which examine urbanization processes, as well as their impact on cities, economies, climate change and policies. The sixth session of the World Urban Forum is taking place between 1 and 6 September in Naples, Italy and is bringing together government leaders, ministers, local governments and municipalities, non-governmental organisations, international organisations and academia.