International Making Cities Livable Council is an interdisciplinary,
international network of individuals and cities dedicated to making our
cities and communities more livable.
Council members are active in organizing and participating in the
International Making Cities Livable Conferences held twice a year, once
in North America and once in Europe;
in publishing books, consulting, teaching, and improving the
livability of their own cities.
principles of the IMCL Conferences, initiated in 1985, have become part
of a national US agenda, and are being applied by many cities in Europe
and other parts of the world.
IMCL Conferences bring together city officials, practitioners and
scholars in architecture, urban design, planning and urban affairs,
health and social sciences and the arts, from around the world to share
experience and ideas.
with other urban conferences, the IMCL Conferences share a concern with
issues ranging from balanced transportation planning to community
participation, from historic preservation to new ecological housing and
the IMCL Conferences are unique in their holistic vision of the city,
their emphasis on the interrelationship between the built urban
environment and citizens’ well-being, and their explicit concern with
values in urban decision making that enrich the quality of everyday life
of the city’s inhabitants, especially children.
the IMCL Conferences special attention is paid to the indispensable role
of public spaces for connecting the city’s inhabitants and developing
community. Guiding these
Conferences is the conviction that we must make our cities not only
ecologically sound, but also socially sustainable.
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