The aim of the workshop is to promote a Swedish-Chinese exchange of knowledge about the role of people’s commitment in the long-term transformation of the city environment. It also intends to create a forum for a vibrant discussion on how to turn social capital and cultural heritage into generators for a sustainable urban development.

The workshop is carried out as a part of a government assignment on sustainable urban development jointly commissioned to the Swedish Museum of Architecture, the Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning, the Swedish Research Council Formas and the Swedish National Heritage Board.

The workshop forms an integral part of the EXPO 2010 SymbioCity Forum hosted by the Government Offices of Sweden and the Swedish Trade Council in the Swedish pavilion 1-2 of July.

Title: When People Matter – Social and Cultural Aspects of Sustainable Urban Planning
Workshop: 2 July 2010, 9.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Conclusions: 3 July 2010, 9.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Venue: Expo 2010, Shanghai, Swedish pavilion, Room E/ Innovation stage
Hosts: Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning

Swedish Research Council Formas
Swedish National Heritage Board
Swedish Museum of Architecture

Contacts:
Olov Schultz, Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning,
mobile: +46 70 185 31 51, e-mail: olov.schultz@boverket.se
Britt Olofsdotter, Swedish Research Council Formas,
mobile: +46 70 495 60 77, e-mail: britt.olofsdotter@formas.se
Anita BergenstrĂĄhle-Lind, Swedish National Heritage Board,
mobile: +46 70 883 80 29, e-mail: anita.bergenstrahle-lind@raa.se
Madeléne Beckman, Swedish Museum of Architecture,
mobile: +46 73 368 33 25, e-mail: madelene.beckman@arkitekturmuseet.se