MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISES AS PACEMAKERS OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT
For the Strelka Week in Novosibirsk from November 12th.,2020
Today many cities are shaped by a diverse urban program. Planners and politicians mostly focus on the development of residential or mixed-use urban areas. Even so industrial sites within the urban context are an emerging topic and in need of design. Industrial sites often lack an integrated mobility infrastructure, qualitative public spaces and outstanding architecture. Even almost 60% of the goods city dwellers consume are being manufactured almost no one likes to live close to a factory site or live next to a busy street congested with delivery trucks.
The speaker believes that the comprehensive consideration of different working environments in urban design is essential for a better quality of life. They are the the source of workplaces, tax earnings and most often extended social engagement in form of foundations and donations.
Beginning at the human scale – consumption of goods – Kai will elaborate the positive impact of urban manufacturing on city societies and spatial transformation.