RE SOLUTION_Georgios Kaminis_Athens (2011-2019)
A conversation series comprised of talks with city leaders that have driven change
A conversation series called Re_Solution, organised by IE University, IE School of Architecture and Design, is comprised of talks with city leaders that have driven change" in different ways so that they can share good practices with members of the public and private sector as well as the academic world, involved in city making.
IE School of Architecture and Design has a holistic way to understand cities, and considers them as sites of transformation in the built, natural and digital world. It has a Center for Sustainable Cities, and academic programs, with a focus on cities: the Bachelor in Urban Studies and master programs in Real Estate Development, which explore the increasing relationship between real estate and the conscientious development of a city.
Moreover, as an educational institution we have a responsibility to train future leaders and not only generate knowledge, research, courses, and programs but also become a part of the life of the community and thus actively participate in the creation and offering of services that nurture the life of cities.
That is why we are launching this series, to lead the conversation about the complex field of city making. In the series, we will include recent Mayors of cities challenged by particular forces, such as Athens, who faced a major migratory crisis, Stockholm, Helsinki and Toronto. They all have faced challenges and mobilized all available resources to keep their cities afloat, drawing from the power of public infrastructure and transformative urban projects (museums, festivals, markets…) in collaboration with different stakeholders.