24.–28. september 2018


24.–28. september 2018

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Young Planning Professionals`  Workshop 2018 in Kristiansand

Mandag 24. september
Tirsdag 25. september
Onsdag 26. september
Torsdag 27. september
Fredag 28. september
Sted: Kristiansand, Søgne and Songdalen municipalities

Young Planning Professionals’ Workshop organised as part of the 54th ISOCARP WORLD PLANNING CONGRESS KRISTIANSAND, NORWAY, 24-29 September 2018

Since 1991, the objective of ISOCARP’s Young Planning Professionals’ Workshops has been to bring together young professional urban planners from all parts of the world. It is intended to stimulate the professional interests and the development of planning skills of the youngest members of the planners’ family.

This year, two YPP workshops will be offered in conjunction with the 54th ISOCARP World Planning Congress, one in Bodø and one in Kristiansand, Norway.

For the first time this congress and workshops will be held in Norway.

Kristiansand is in the process of amalgamate/merging with two neighbouring municipalities west of Kristiansand: Søgne and Songdalen. This is a huge process involving some 8000 municipal employees and 110.000 inhabitants. The new municipality ‘New Kristiansand’ will be operational from 01.01.2020. The workshop participants will then be looking at: How Kristiansand can develop as a polycentric city? How can these three centres complement and strengthen each other to make the new municipality not only more competitive, but also more dynamic and interesting for the inhabitants? Exploring the different characteristics and identities of the three centres as a basis for developing a polycentric city is important, besides reducing the mental distance between these centres through new ways of transport and communication. The guiding strategic principles include major focus on environmental, economic and social sustainability, climate change and adaptation.

The workshop itself will take place between 24 and 29 September, and the final public presentation will be scheduled at the last day of the workshop as well as during the Plenary Session of the the annual ISOCARP World Congress in Bodo on the 4th October.

For detailed information on topic, logistics and tasks read here.