Metropolis & Mobility Dialogue

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Ingolstadt, 14 May 2012 – The start of the Audi Urban Future Award 2012: six archi-tects’ offices from Istanbul, Mumbai, the Pearl River Delta, São Paulo, Tokyo and the Boston/Washington region will present their megacities in Ingolstadt. They will state the most significant challenges for their regions in terms of future urban con-struction and mobility. All those who are interested can follow the conference by live streaming, record it by means of satellite coordinates or integrate it directly on their website.

In many parts of the world the population is increasing rapidly. Cities are rising to the sky, there is less space for their residents and in many places the transport infrastruc-ture cannot keep pace. The challenges vary from one city to another, as every metropo-lis has its own individual history: In Tokyo, for example, there are no street names and the houses are numbered according to the year of construction. On the streets of Mum-bai, high-tech cars drive alongside market vendors’ carts and motorized rickshaws.

What is required are strategies that are tailored to the local potential. Solutions that draw together present conditions and future opportunities with great sensitivity. In Istanbul, for example: The geography of the city on the Bosphorus means that no well-functioning system of public transport exists. Individual road traffic is therefore con-stantly increasing – there is a threat of complete gridlock. At the same time Istanbul has a much higher rate of Facebook use than most metropolises, a fact that holds great potential if traffic can be coordinated through social networks.

For the second Audi Urban Future Award, Audi has invited six respected architecture offices, from Mumbai (CRIT), Boston/Washington (Höweler + Yoon Architecture), Tokyo (Junya Ishigami + Associates), the Pearl River Delta (NODE Architecture & Urbanism), Istanbul (Superpool) and São Paulo (Urban-Think Tank), to create a vision of the future of mobility in their region.

With the second Award, Audi emphasizes its commitment to sustainable individual mobility. The competition focuses on a constructive exchange of ideas: Audi would like to learn from the cities of the world. All the approaches will serve as sources of infor-mation and inspiration in thinking about future mobility concepts and developing inno-vative business units.

This process starts off with the conference “Metropolis & Mobility Dialogue” in Ingols-tadt on Wednesday, 16 May 2012 from 9am to 12 noon. The discussion with the archi-tects and the chairman of the executive board of AUDI AG, Rupert Stadler, will be transmitted worldwide via live streaming. Please follow the conference live in English at www.audi-urban-future-award.com/livestream.

The live stream will also be available within our media database at http://www.audi-mediaservices.com/aufa2012/en .

It is also possible to integrate the conference on your website via live streaming.

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