Urban Future – what does the future of cities look like?
Saskia Sassen and Charles Landry at PICNIC11
US sociologist Saskia Sassen and British city urbanist and publicist Charles Landry in the interview with 2010LAB.tv.
In her presentations and publications ( Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages, 2006 and A Sociology of Globalization, 2007) sociology professor Sassen provides analysis on topics such as Globalisation, Migration and City Development and describes the phenomenon of the so-called global city.
Landry has been studying the ramifications of the factors culture and creativity on city development since the 1970s. He attaches great importance to their creative potential with regards to a city's survival. His four-level strategy to create a creative city is much wanted in the course of this work as international consultant for city planning.
They were sought-after speakers and discussion partners on the festival topic "Urban Futures" at this year's PICNIC 11 in Amsterdam. They spoke about their analysis and visions with 2010LAB.tv.