A European forum was organised in Graz (AT) during the preparation of the eleventh session to gather the site representatives (representatives, developers, urban planners, experts) and the Europan organisers to discuss the issues and problematics of the mutations on the sites proposed to the session. The debates, animated by members of the Europan Scientific Committee, focused on the issues of the session: the themes and the implementation processes to follow.
Between Global and Local: What Scales?
Neither separated by a hermetic boundary, nor diluted in diffuse urban sprawl, how can city and countryside coexist today and become dynamically interwoven?
In Between City and Nature: How to Inhabit the Edge of the Cities?
What relations between the global territorial sustainable strategy of cities and the local urban design development? How to transform areas, putting in interactivity the both scales?