Learning from Bergen
After three intensive days in Bergen and five inspiring meetings, thanks to NUDA we gained a lot of ideas for the WhatCity?, that would be very helpful for our cities, their municipalities, city planners and citizens last but not least.The essential strategy for the city should be its densification closely linked with the strategy for development of its public spaces. Therefore the cities have to attract families by creating catchy and user-friendly spaces for children and their parents. So to become a sustainable city with a good quality of life, each city has to compete with other cities for its attractivity.
A good civic leadership is making long-term decisions for the future development of the city and whole region. This is also one of the reasons why the contemporary urban design and planning inevitably need a dialogue between different professions like sociology, economy, landscape design, cultural management…
“The city is about values, content and people.” Enthusiastic professionals and experts on urban design and development from NUDA Håkon Iversen and Daniel Hägglund introduced us to the practice of organisations in Bergen.