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Oct 13, 2015

Guest Lecture on topic: “SMART CITIES VS SMART CITICENS. A critical observation of contemporary development in urban design and planning.”

"Architecture has throughout its history transgressed several phases related to new realities, primarily those of innovations in technology. At each stage architecture has been reconceptualised – and changed. To do so it cannot rely on technology alone, partly because technology is resource dependent, and resources are unevenly distributed, partly because sustainability is invariably dependent on social and political acceptance."


We would like to kindly invite you to join us at a Guest Lecture by Dr. Markus Schwai from the Department of Urban design and Planing at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The lecture is titled “SMART CITIES VS SMART CITICENS. A critical observation of contemporary development in urban design and planning.”

Dr. Markus Schwai is asssociate professor for urban planning and design at the NTNU - the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He was Head of department for Urban design and planning between 2013 and 2015. He has a master degree in Architecture from Graz University of Technology in Austria and a PhD from Graz University of Technology and NTNU. His expertise is in local planning and urban design, where Typological development and participation in planning and building processes are his peak competence. He was employed at the department in 2007 as associate professor for urban planning and design, first teaching in the Master programme for physical planning until 2010 when he became responsible for the bachelor education in urban design and planning for students in architecture. Also teaching Master courses for students of architecture became his tasks. He became Head of Department in 2013 and leads a research and teaching cooperation with universities in the Western Balkans, financed by the Norwegian foreign Ministry, working with energy efficiency in Urban development.

Time: 15:00h

Date: October 15th, 2015.

Place: B Block, Classroom 216