From Generic to Genetic City


Following the exhibition opening 'GENETIC CITY' in the Dutch Culture Centre in Shanghai, DCF will host a day-long forum of 30 leading minds in the field of urban planning.

The exhibition presents the proposal for Caofeidian Ecocity for which DCF invited 10 prominent offices in collaboration. The result is a unique design simulating thirty years of sustainable urban expansion planned in relay, one on top of the other. The city as an accumulation of evolving ideas.

GREEN FROM SCRATCH is a debate responding to the proposals. In an eight hour discussion the forum traces this design process and debates how current policies should be adapted to embrace real urban sustainability.