WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF THE COUNTRYSIDE?/
Date:7 June, 2023
Organiser:Ecocity World Summits
Wednesday 7 June 11.00 – 12.00, Cinema 1
Marina Otero Verzier, Head of the Social Design Masters at Design Academy Eindhoven
Samuel Tabory, Global Research Leader, Collaborating for Resilience; PhD Candidate in Urban and Regional Planning, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
This session explores the radical changes in the rural, remote, and wild territories collectively identified as “countryside,” which represents the 98% of the Earth’s surface not occupied by cities. While most of the attention is often placed on cities, the countryside is being drastically transformed by the impact of large-scale planning by political forces, climate change, migration, labour automation and technological demands for data storage infrastructure.