09 July 2014
co+laboradović In the Search of Urban Quality Symposium completes the activities of co+labo Urban Research World Cup+Board @ the Brazil Embassy, Tokyo
On 9 July, the co+labo fieldwork, which focused on exploring public opinion about the capability of major sporting events to contribute to making our cities better, ended with a short Symposium. André Corrêa do Lago (the Ambassador of Brazil in Japan), Heide Imai (Hosei University) and Darko Radović discussed the legacy of Tokyo 1964 and Barcelona 1992 and the progress and ambitions of Rio 2016, in the light of preparations for the Olympic Games 2020. That was followed by further discussions at the Embassy's World Cup Plaza, under the roof of Shigeru Ban Architects' pavilion. Draft results of the co+labo questionnaire provided more than enough themes, further stressing the need to advance public interest and focus on the quality of spaces and facilities for all citizens of the host city.
co+labo continues to work on this exciting topic, making one of opening themes in our strategic partnership with Gehl Architects, Copenhagen.