BOOK PRESENTATIONS: Transnational Architecture and Urbanism


December 10, 2020 – ISOCARP

Presented at the 56th International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) World Planning Congress, winner of the 2020 Gerd Albers Award for the best book (Doha, Qatar)

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December 23, 2020 – ITU

Istanbul Technical University’s Architalkture lecture series (Faculty of Architecture) (Turkey)

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Mega-events in Heritage-rich Cities Workshop

Mega-events have been changing their relationship with the city, now more commonly using existing infrastructures and facilities. In Europe, this may put historic city centers and their heritage at risk. By the same token, the presence of mega-events can become an opportunity for valorizing heritage and for city development, as has been seen in the five cases studied in the HOMEE Research Project. The event brings together international experts and policy makers together to explore these controversial issues through cultural mega-events. In particular, issues of governance, planning, urban effects and long-term legacy will be addressed. This event will be a launchpad for the works on a charter regarding mega-events in heritage-rich cities.

April 3, 2020

Due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions in Europe, the event planned to be held in Pafos is postponed; there will be an online workshop, by invitation only.


Keynote speech: 

“Mega-events in Heritage-rich Cities: A Challenge for Europe”
by Sneska Quaedvlieg-Mihailovic, Secretary General of Europa Nostra

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HOMEE sessions at the 5th Heritage Forum of Central Europe

The HOMEE research project (Politecnico di Milano is the leading partner) was featured in a dedicated session of the 5th Heritage Forum of Central Europe on September 19, 2019 in Krakow. After the introductory lecture by Prof. Franco Bianchini (University of Hull), the intermediate results of the projects were presented: the Literature Review Regarding Mega-events/Cultural Heritage as well as the Report Briefs of the National Case Studies.


A roundtable with Polish policymakers and scholars discussed the issues of mega-events and their consequences for cities rich in cultural heritage resources.


On June 24-26, 2019 the workshops part of the Living Lab took place in Matera. The four teams of the HOMEE project in collaboration with the Associate Partners University of Balisicata at Matera and the Institute for Heritage Conservation and Restoraion (MiBACT) interacted with local stake holders and decision makers of the Matera Basilicata 2019 European Capital of Culture Program.


The program of the workshops can be dowloaded here.