Contemporary Approaches to Sustainability in European Cities

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Contemporary Approaches to Sustainability in European Cities

September 20 @ 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm

An international seminar
Thursday 20 September 2018
Western Park Conference Centre
319 Perth Road
Dundee DD2 1NN Book Now
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The Academy of Urbanism and University of Dundee are delighted to convene a special event to consider the application of contemporary strategies to make medium-sized cities more sustainable in environmental, socio-economic and cultural terms.

We have invited senior speakers from leading AoU European City Finalists, including Bilbao, Copenhagen Freiburg and Ljubljana together with additional input from Scottish and UK specialists.

Event Format

13.00 Registration and Networking
14.00 Welcome + Introduction
14.10 AoU City Assessments – David Rudlin AoU
14.25 International seminar with 4 talks

  • Bilbao – Asier Abaunza Robles, Councillor and City planner of Bilbao City Council
  • Copenhagen – Tina Saaby, City architect of Copenhagen
  • Ljubljana – Liljana Jankovic Grobelsek, City Municipality of Ljubljana
  • Freiburg – Wulf Daseking, Former Head of Urban Planning, City of Freiburg
  • Scotland – Ian Gilzean, Chief Architect, Scottish Government
  • 16.30 Q & A
    17.20 Reception
    18.30 Close

This event is coinciding with the opening of the new V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum. Hear from four exceptional cities and be one of the first to step inside this major new attraction!

Delegate Fee

£30.00: General admission
£20.00: Young urbanists/young planners and non University of Dundee matriculated students

If you are booking more than 3 places from one company/institution, please enquire to [email protected] about our group booking discount.

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Flight Information

Loganair is offering up to 30% off flights to delegates travelling between London Stansted and Dundee for this conference. Please book at before 23 September 2018, quoting promotional code ‘CASEC1’ at the time of booking, for travel between 18 – 25 September 2018.


We are working with Dundee and Angus Convention Bureau to make your visit to Dundee and Angus as easy as possible. Please visit their website Using the links below you can find the most relevant information to help you plan your trip from registering for the conference to booking your accommodation at preferential rates, restaurants, day trips and much more. More information

This event is sponsored by the Scottish Government, Sustrans, RTPI Scotland, Scotland’s Towns Partnership, and JTP, and supported by Architecture & Design Scotland, Urban Design Group, Kevin Murray Associates and RTPI East of Scotland.

Image of the new V & A in Dundee by Neil Williamson


September 20
1:00 pm - 6:30 pm