AIA at UN Habitat III Preconference
In preparation for Habitat III – the third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development starting October 17th in Quito, Equador, – AIA Europe member and Treasurer, Sandra Zettersten, AIA, attended the Habitat III Preconference in Berlin as a representative of the AIA. Over 1000 people from over 60 countries participated in the June 2016 pre-conference and compiled their recommendations as the "Berlin Recommendation" for the Quito UN Conference. The aim of UN Habitat III is to reinvigorate the global commitment to sustainable urbanization and to focus on the implementation of a New Urban Agenda, building on the 1996 Istanbul Habitat Agenda. Click below to read Sandra Zettersten's conference report to the AIA.
AIA Europe Section Event in Berlin
In addition to its twice-yearly international conferences, AIA Europe organizes smaller 'section events' that allow members to network locally and learn more about what's developing in their cities or regions. AIA Europe's most recent section event took place on September 2, 2016 in Berlin, Germany: a panel discussion and forum titled, "To BIM or not to BIM" organized in conjunction with ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory. AIA Europe's Germany Section Director, Gabriela Liebert gave the introductory remarks to the lively and well attended discussion. A video of the event will soon be posted here. For more details of the debate content and the Berlin location, click 'Read More' below.
AIA Int'l / AIA Europe in Prague
Anticipating AIA Europe–AIA International's joint conference in Prague fall 2017, AIA International has been invited to present at this year's Prague Architecture Week. AIA IR has appointed Steven Miller, AIA International Director and representative to the AIA Strategic Council, to lecture about smart cities in relation to the Architecture Week theme, Organic City. From the 26th of September to 9th of October 2016 Architecture Week will be celebrating its 10th year in Prague. AIA IR will also present in the exhibition area of Architecture Week with an exhibit promoting the design excellence and professionalism of the members of the AIA International Region. The exhibition will be in the Manes exhibition building. Click below to see the AW website for more information.