March 01, 2018 at 1:00pm - 6pm

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

13.15 Registration and Networking
14.00 Welcome + Introduction
14.10 AoU City Assessments David Rudlin AoU and Kerri Farnsworth AoU
14.25 International seminar with talks by

Bilbao – Asier Abaunza Robles, Councillor, Bilbao City Council
Copenhagen – Tina Saaby, City architect of Copenhagen
Ljubljana – Liljana Jankovic Grobelsek, Head of the Planning Office, City Municipality of Ljubljana
Freiburg – Wulf Daseking, Former Head of Urban Planning, City of Freiburg
Scotland – Ian Gilzean, Chief Architect, Scottish Government

16.20 Q & A
17.00 Reception
18.00 Close



This promises to be a hugely insightful event for a wide range of policymakers, urbanists, planners, designers, researchers and students.

Places are free but will be limited, so registration is required by the 22 February.


Supported by

Thanks to our sponsors: Erasmus Funds, the Scottish Government, Scottish Towns Partnership and RTPI Scotland, and to our supporters CECHR, RTPI Scotland (East Chapter) and Kevin Murray Associates.

March 01, 2018 at 1:00pm - 6pm
University of Dundee, Dalhousie Building
Sponsored by Supporting Scotland's Towns
Sponsored By Supporting Scotland's Towns