Francine Houben to speak at World Design Capital Taipei
Francine Houben will talk about her vision on architecture and urban planning during the International Design Policy Conference, part of World Design Capital Taipei, on Sunday October 16, 2016. With Mecanoo, she has amassed a portfolio of work that is wide-ranging, inspired by global challenges and with a sustainable view on society.
More than half the world’s population is now living in cities. Design has become an increasingly fundamental tool for making cities more competitive, attractive, liveable and efficient. The discussion session on ‘Design for Sustainable Cities’ examines the daily lives of citizens and creates a vision of urban regeneration and revitalization to achieve sustainable development.
World Design Capital (WDC) is designated by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) every two years to recognize a city’s innovative use of design for economic, social and cultural development and to showcase effective design-led revitalization strategies and projects that other cities can benefit from.