On March 10, 2023, the Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent organized the “Tashkent – A Sustainable City” Seminar.
During the event, TTPU students learned about the Italian experience in the field of Urban development and finding solutions for mobility, following the scenario of a sustainable city, in the context of the current process of dynamic urbanization.
The seminar program included a presentation by Carlo Ratti, professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and founder of the Carlo Ratti Associati. This is not his first meeting with our university, and he has previously participated in similar events online.
According to DSc. Jamshid Inoyatkhojaev, rector of Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent, such meetings provide an opportunity to be equipped with the necessary tools to solve problems related to the rapid growth of the capital and megacities in general.
Representatives of Politecnico di Torino and the Tashkent Architecture and Construction Institute also took part in the seminar.
“The development of Tashkent attracts the attention and interest of many international specialists, which is great. Many interesting ideas were expressed during the seminar. Examples of various projects with different approaches and design methods were presented. Students’ particular interest in discussing international experiences is extremely important nowadays in the education of the younger generation.” commented Prof. Michele Bonino, Rector’s Delegate for International Relations with China and Asian Countries (Politecnico di Torino).
During the event, DSc Jamshid Inoyatkhojaev, Rector of the Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent, solemnly handed over to Prof. Carlo Ratti the mantle of honorary professor and a certificate of the corresponding title.
An architect and engineer by training, Professor Carlo Ratti teaches at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he directs the Senseable City Lab, and is a founding partner of the international design office Carlo Ratti Associati. He graduated from the Politecnico di Torino and the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, and later earned his MPhil and Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge, UK
Ratti has co-authored over 500 publications and holds several patents. His work has been exhibited worldwide at venues such as the Venice Biennale, the Design Museum in Barcelona, the Science Museum in London, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York. TIME Magazine has included two of his projects – the Digital Water Pavilion and the Copenhagen Wheel – in the list of the ‘Best Inventions of the Year’.
Carlo Ratti has been featured in Esquire Magazine’s “Best and Brightest” list and in Wired Magazine’s “Smart List.” Blueprint Magazine included him among the “25 People who will Change the World of Design,” and Fast Company named him as one of the “50 Most Influential Designers in America.”