What’s our main theme in 2020?

Can cities develop harmoniously without control and regulation?

How should the model process of shaping urban space proceed? Who should be the creator of such activities? What challenges await urban planning in the 21st century, when the climate crisis is knocking on our door, new technologies are dynamically developing, and the specter of a prolonged coronovirus pandemic is hovering over our reality, reorganising our thinking towards locality and destabilising the established patterns of functioning? The ‘Big Plans’ are an invitation to ask questions, reflect and talk about spatial planning.

Complex approach

This time during the MIASTOmovie City and Architecture Film Festival we direct our attention to a topic that brings together all the themes discussed in previous years, after all, it is difficult to talk about the city without taking the topic comprehensively. Spatial chaos and suburbanization lead to the degradation of the urban tissue and increased the costs of city functioning. These changes negatively affect the quality of life for the inhabitants. And shouldn’t it be the person using a given space that should be the centre of interest of those designing changes in the city? How to solve problems of people in the city and take care of the natural environment at the same time? Will the new urbanism, postulating a return to the city on a human scale, turn out to be a panacea for the problems of cities at the beginning of the 21st century?

City planning requires attention

In Poland, for years, experts have had less and less influence on decisions concerning urban space. It seems that the diktat of money – which we have to deal with after 1989 in Poland – must be redefined. Our main goal is to remind not only about the role and importance of urban planners and urban planning, but also to dream of new, great plans to meet the challenges of the first half of this century.

Feel invited,

The Crew