The neighbours’ rights in architecture

Summary based on the debate titled ‘Public consultation and neighbourhood agreements for development and construction’

The current text is a summary of the ‘Public consultation and neighbourhood agreements for development and construction’ entitled debate that had been realized on 9.10.2018 in the frame of the SHARE Bucharest 2018 International Architecture and Engineering Forum with the participation of the international speakers of the conference.

The discussion was an exchange of experiences via mapping the opportunities and challenges in planning processes those combined with public involvement, besides discussing best practices learned on different continents. Serban Tiganas, co-moderator summed up the theme shortly as the ‘The neighbours’ or the affected persons’ rights, when the construction process is commenced’ highlighting the beneficiaries of public consultations. Despite all challenges and not yet final models, it has been agreed from all sides, that the fruits of a well delivered collaboration with the public contributes to the merits of architecture.

• Serban Tiganas, Secretary General, The International Union of Architects, RO
• Alex Gavozdea, President, Romanian Order of Architects, RO

Speakers of the debate:
• Roland Bechmann, Partner / Managing Director, Werner Sobek, DE
• Carol Ross Barney, Founder / Design Principal, Ross Barney Architects, US
• Catherine Mosbach, Founding partner, Mosbach paysagistes, FR
• Hui H-sin Liao, Senior Project Leader, MVRDV, NL