Worldwide, Metropolitan Regions are changing rapidly to absorb the urban growth expected over the next 20-30 years. While urban transformations in the global south will be dominated by irregular processes of urbanization, the formal regulatory frameworks operating in the global north must also be interrogated to ensure a more sustainable, just and vibrant urban future. Framed by the paradigm shift of the digital revolution, the anticipated impacts of climate uncertainty, and the aftermath of the post-industrial socio-economic regimes, time calls for innovative strategic responses. The complexity of these challenges requires an integrated and transdisciplinary approach that allows for diverse, inclusive and multi-scalar strategies. With an emphasis on urban integration, the summer school „Urban Integration // From Walled City to Integrated City“ approaches the agglomeration of the Ruhr Region as a breeding ground for urban experimentation through the consideration of four principals:
Multi-scale Spatial Models
Diversity and Inclusion
The participating students talked to Stefan Hilterhaus about the work of PACT especially in the context of urban space.