TRAINING TOOLS FOR ACCESSIBLE TOWNS - Athens Conference
The European Programme Leonardo da Vinci, part of the wider 2007-2013 Lifelong Learning Programme, aims at supporting the improvement of quality and innovation, that is to say the attractiveness of education and professional training. It develops in various types of actions among which the Projects for the Transfer and Development of Innovation.
The coordination of aims and strategies at European level highlights the need of defining common training tools to give technicians the right know-how in order to carry on properly urban renovation, and to spread out innovative and effective operational techniques. Aware of this need, the European Commission financed, within the above mentioned Leonardo Programme, the research project TTAT “Training Tools for Accessible Towns”, which aims to realize a multilingual e-platform (English, French, Greek, Italian and Rumanian) for architects, technicians of public administrations or professionals, acting as a support to programming, designing or making accessible infrastructures and urban spaces.
The research project involves 5 Countries: France, United Kingdom, Greece, Italy and Romania. All the partners are involved in training activities and come from different areas: architecture, engineering, urban planning, sociology; they work either for the public or the private sector, as universities and research centers, no profit associations and professional practices, in several European countries. The research project lasts two years and concerns the topics of planning a city accessible for all. It is organized in phases concerning both the theoretical and the practical approach. If the first part is dedicated to the comparison of various laws and technical regulations and to the analysis of the teaching tools, the second relates to the technical solutions and case studies. The third part focuses on the organization of the know-how previously acquired for the building up and managing of an e-learning platform.
14:30 Registration - Welcome
15:00 Opening of the Conference
Conference Introduction and coordination: Sotiris Papadopoulos, architect, partner of the program.
- Welcome by Ioannis Theodorakis, Chairman of delegation of the Technical Chamber of Greece
- Welcome by Petros Synadinos, architect, representative of the Association of Greek Architects
15:20 – 16:20, 1st circle: Greek Speakers
- Katerina Papamichail, architect, accessibility expert
- Gerasimos Polis, architect, accessibility expert
- Yiannis Polychroniou, architect, accessibility expert
- Alexandros Tripodakis, architect, professor of school of architecture, Crete
- Dora Galani, Architect-Urban planner, President and CEO of the
“Unification of the Archaeological Sites of Athens S.A.”
16:20 – 17:10, 2nd circle: Partners of the Program
- Catherine Guyot, Luc Givry, ARVHA (Association pour la Recherche
sur la Ville et l'Habitat)
- Doina Butica, Anca Godeanu, BBM-Grup, an agency for architecture
- Brenda Puech, Wai-Mei, Centre for Accessible Environments
- Lucia Martincigh, Chiara Tonelli, Roma Tre University,
Department of Architecture and Design (DIPSA)
17:10-18:00, Roundtable discussion, with the participation of all speakers
And the key-panellists:
- Vaggelis Avgoulas, lawyer, deputy mayor of the municipality of Ilion,
Region of Attica, and
- Marily Christofi, surveyor engineer, accessibility expert,
Chair: Sotiris N. Papadopoulos
18:00, close of conference followed by light buffet on the lobby