IFHP Studytour to Madrid


Date: September 02-04, 2013

Location: Madrid

Join the IFHP on a study tour to the green and vibrant city of Madrid. The focus of the study tour will be strategic planning, innovative housing and inclusive communities. The tour will also include a visit to the giant new city-park “Madrid Rio”, which has transformed city life in Madrid.

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Madrid is the capital city of Spain and the Madrid region. With nearly 3,2 million inhabitants it is the second most populous city in the EU. It is an open and multicultural metropolis that welcomes 17% of its population from more that 180 different nationalities. 

Since the early millennium Madrid has developed new strategies to make the city greener, healthier and safer. One of the most ambitious planning projects has been the tunneling of the underground of the M-30, one of the main roads surrounding the city. Within the past year this has resulted in an improved traffic flow, fewer accidents and a reduction in CO² emissions by 35,000 tonnes.

Madrid also reconnected the city with the waters of the river Manzanares. The project has reclaimed more than 3,2 million square meters of green space, providing the local inhabitants with improved access to recreational areas. The study tour will visit the area of Madrid Rio by bicycle, accompanied by architect Werner Durrer, MADRIDES.

Medialab- Prado
Round table discussion with high profile representatives from Madrid.

City planners, housing professionals and urban designers from all over the world dealing with urban development, sustainable planning and housing issues.

There will be a maximum of only 30 participants allowed to attend this special IFHP study tour. Do not hesitate and register at www.ifhp.org as soon as possible.

€ 520 for IFHP members
€ 550 for non IFHP members
The study tour is a not- for-profit IFHP event

The price includes: 3 days gprogram with local experts, bike tour, local bus transportation and two lunches. The optional group dinner has to be paid separately by the participants.

Hotel recommendation: We have pre-booked 30 rooms at Hotel Regina from 1–4 September 2013 http://www.hotelreginamadrid.com . The pre-booking is valid until 15 July 2013. Please use reservation number 153100.

Dorte Augustenborg
Tel: +45 2229 1931

Published on:

June 26, 2013
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