The IAA Professor Nikos Fintikakis participated as a IAA representative in the workshop “Inter-regional workshop on electrification of urban mobility – Challenges and opportunities for transport, energy and spatial planning” which was organized by UNECE. The event was held in conjunction with the WP.5 thirty-fifth annual session, in Geneva, at the Palais des Nations on 5 September 2022. The workshop took place both in-person as well as virtually.
At UNECE, the workshop was co-organized by the Sustainable Transport Division, the Sustainable Energy Division and the Housing and Land Management Section. The workshop, gathered interested stakeholders, including city and urban transport authorities, grid managers as well as spatial planners, Ministry of Transport/ Mobility experts, NGOs, and academia from around the world, is supported by the five United Nations regional commissions (ECE, ESCAP, ESCWA, ECA and ECLAC).
In his intervention during the meeting, arch. Fintikakis referred to the important world wide role of the IAA and the need of innovative Archirectural-structural changes in cities design and in the peri urban environment towards polycentric cities in the scope to achieve the maximum reduction of the energy consumption especially in mobility. He referred also to the crucial meaning of Plato’s (REPUBLIC) allegory of the cave , in conjunction with the four Aristotle’s elements and qualities in POLIS Environment.
“On behalf of the IAA and its President prof Amedeo Schiatarella I congratulate the UNECE Organizers for this excellent and fruitful meeting IAA representing the World wide Academic Architects will contribute substantially in any further discussions and elaboration of this subject towards the metamorphosis and the metabolism of the Urban Architectural design”, wrote the IAA Professor Nikos Fintikakis at the end of the important on-line meeting.