The mission of ANCB is to contribute to the improvement of our urban environments. Its aims to do this by:
Fostering an international network of trans-disciplinary research
ANCB is the hub at the centre of an extensive research network, connecting partners from all continents with experts in the fields of urban culture and metropolitan technology. Fostering a culture of international exchange, the ANCB programme encompasses the fields of arts, humanities, sciences and design to develop trans-disciplinary solutions to complex urban and architectural conditions.
Effectively communicating issues of urbanism to a broad audience
Through its ongoing programme of seminars, exhibitions and publications, ANCB aims to communicate issues of urban development to a broad audience in order to further advance awareness and debate into the issues which face the future of our urban environments. The ANCB aims to reach politicians, industry, economists, academics, professionals and the general public alike.
Developing practical solutions to real world problems
ANCB aims to connect the needs of industry, commerce and urban planners with the research capabilities of our university partners. Our practice-oriented laboratory for urban design strategies fosters an intense atmosphere of production which oscillates between thinking and making in order to produce practical solutions to real world problems.