Architectural Democracy

August 23, 2023
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Helsinki built its 1st skyscraper but wants to be carbon free by 2035, Dubai imports all its sand from Australia to build its skyscrapers, the concrete for your house starts to decay after 30 years, and it has been a democracy, not a dictatorship, who has just built the biggest statue ever of a man, in India.

The kind of people we want to be is the kind of cities we should be designing for. So who decides about that and our future? Is this a science? For whom are we designing the city? Who owns my city? 

Join us in the Architectural Democracy podcast, where we will take a critical look at these matters so that you can re-discover your own city and be a real part of it.

Architectural Democracy is a monthly podcast hosted by Pedro Aibéo and Mark Linder with rotating guests, produced and airing at the Helsinki Open Waves, at Caisa, in Helsinki, Finland. 

The guest in the sixth episode is Petr Suska. Petr is a manager with 10+ years of experience and a demonstrated track record in working with cities and industrial partners, developing comprehensive urban digital strategies, leading international teams, project planning, and applied research with a focus on technology, digitalization, and innovations in cities. He holds a master’s degree in urban planning and economics with a sub-focus on applied strategy development from the London School of Economics. He is the Head of Section of Urban Economy Innovation from the Fraunhofer IAO, Stuttgart.

On this show, we focused on urban mobility. What are the trends, how to negotiate between governance and citizens, the case of NEOM, etc.


Producers & Hosts: Pedro Aibéo and Mark Linder
Guest: Petr Suska
Sound recording, editing & live streaming: Bailey Polkinghorne

*The audio piece was recorded at the Helsinki Open Waves performance & recording room located at Caisa.

**The views expressed in this audio piece and texts are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the view of Helsinki Open Waves.  

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