The Importance of Architects and Urbanists in Today’s Society

A&UBDuring the last day of the FIABCI 65th World Congress, we will explore the final theme, “Architecture & Urban Design.” Topics that will be addressed include:

  • How Our Cities Are Built
  • What Techniques Are Used
  • The History of The World’s Great Monuments
  • How New Ideas Are Created Designed to Change Tomorrow’s Construction Practices
  • What Influence We Can Have on Altering the Property Market Conditions

Please join us for an informative presentation by Rudy Ricciotti, an architect and engineer, who will discuss several of his projects. Following this presentation, João Crestana, President, FIABCI World Council of Developers/Investors, together with Claude Turmes, Member of the European Parliament (EP) and Vice-President of the Green Group in the EP, will host a forum on the role of architects and urbanists.

In the afternoon, real estate professionals will have the opportunity to discover Taichung and Budapest through a City Panorama presented by Jason Hu, Mayor of Taichung and Eva Beleznay, Chief Architect of Budapest.  In addition, there will be a forum focusing on the theme of “International Property Measurement Standards1.”

Between the conferences, the following workshop sessions will also take place:

  • Global Compact Cities
  • Green Certification: Building Humanity!
  • Project Management in Construction Projects: An Added Value
  • Smart Design by an Integrated and Integral Approach
  • Reflexion on the Concept of Fortress (from physical to virtual)
  • How to Handle the Unique Topography of Luxembourg City

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1 Ken Creighton, Director of Professional Standards, RICS ∙ Terry Dunkin, President of the World Council of Experts, FIABCI ∙ Tony Grant, Past World President, FIABCI ∙ Claudine Speltz, President, CEPI