What is a good city for everyone? | Steven Willacy | TEDxAarhus

Stephen Willacy, City Architect of Aarhus shares his secrets and dreams for building a city for everyone. Stephen Willacy is the City Architect of Aarhus. He is educated in England, but has been living in Aarhus for the last 33 years – being the top authority of the municipality, in all matters regarding the architecture of the city, since 2012.

Stephen has been working for several Danish architecture firms, teaching and doing research at Aarhus School of Architecture, and running his own architect practice.

To Stephen, three elements are making Aarhus special; the culture, the education and the nature. International cultural institutions like AroS and Moesgaard, the large number of students, and the beaches and forests within small distance, are all factors distinguishing the city from others.

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