The gadget spec URL could not be found

The Norwegian chapter of C.E.U. - Council for European Urbanism -  invites you to join two events on Cuba in 2009:
  • A one week tour of three Cuban cities, Havana, Cienfuegos and Trinidad,  22 - 28 March  2009
  • A one week charrette in Old Havana and the neighboring town of Casablanca,  29 March - 4 April 2009


Repeating the success of our 2007 and 2008 events, in 2009 we arrange again our tour. The 2009 Tour will include an introduction to the history of urbanism and architecture in Havana, a seminar on the regeneration of Old Havana, and a 3 day bus tour to two smaller historic towns, Trinidad and Cienfuegos. Our expert guide on both tours will be Prof. Julio Cesar Perez, Faculty of Architecture, Havana. Prof. Perez has been a speaker at several INTBAU and C.E.U. conference, is a Loeb Fellow at Harvard Graduate School of Design 2001-2002 and adjunct professor at the School of Architecture in Havana. He has lectured widely in the US and Europe about Cuban architecture.
For a detailed programme and more information on the tour please click here:March 2009 Tour programme


Continuing our work from 2006 and 2007, international architects and planners are invited to join Cuban experts and local communities for a one week Charrette Workshop to develop ideas for the development of the Havana Harbor, and particularly for Casablanca, a small marine town across from Old Havana with 5,000 inhabitants, founded in 1780.
For a detailed programme and more information on the Charrette please click here:2009 Charrette programme


Impressions of Havana by one of our previous participants.
For preliminary registration for the tours and / or the Charrette, please e-mail Claus Zapffe.
Our 2007 and 2009 events had in total 70 unique participants (on average about 20 on the tours and about 25 on the Charrettes, several participating at both events) from Norway, Sweden, UK, US, Canada, Spain, Ireland and Turkey.
For American participants: American participants on both the tours and the Charrette need to tavel under a general or specific license. Please see the detailed March tour programmeApril tour programme or Charette programme for more details.
Above: Old city center of Havana. Photo: Claus Zapffe

UK partner organisation:

Cuban participating organisations:
Office of the Historian of the City of Havana
UNEAC (National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba) Design and Environmental design Section
UNAICC (National Union of Architects and Engineers of Cuba)
Group for Integral Development of the City of Havana
National Physical Planning Institute
Faculty of Architecture of Havana/ CUJAE
(MINVEC) Ministry for Investment and Economic Collaboration
Government of Casablanca
International supporting organizations:


The tour and charrette are private initiatives offering friends and collegues an academic programme on Cuba. We are not a tour operator. Each participant has to arrange for his / her own travel to Cuba, travels on his / her own risk, and is advised to arrange his / her own insurances.

U.S. participants:
The C.E.U. Tour and C.E.U. Charrette in Cuba are professional meetings / conferences, and are intended only for full-time professionals whose travel transactions are directly related to attendance at the Tour and Charrette. The Tour and Charrette are organized by C.E.U. Norway, an international professional organization that regularly sponsors such meetings or conferences in other countries. Neither C.E.U. Norway nor the international C.E.U. network is headquartered in the United States, nor are any of the institutions, associations or organisations associated with the Tour and the Charrette. The purpose of the Tour and the Charrette is not the promotion of tourism in Cuba nor other commercial activities involving Cuba, nor to foster production of any bio-technological products.