In her talk, Enriqueta discusses the long preserving issues in urban planning where mismatch in private business interests and social values are present. By presenting examples from China, Ireland, and Israel, she explores possibilities relational urban models, the combination models, community feedback incorporating frameworks and simulations, can open in modern urban design aligning interests, values and ensuring sustainable use of natural resources and environments.

Enriqueta Llabres is an architect, researcher, designer and social scientist from Tenerife, Spain. Her work crosses scales and disciplines, from Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Local Development. At the core of her professional career is the interest in how digital technologies are influencing the design culture at the urban scale. She developed Relational Urban Models, digital interfaces for urban master-planning using web based technologies.

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