It is paramount, that the professional industry, as well as academia, be incorporated in the making of strategies for major urban developments.

This will enhance the quality of our environment, but only if it is made a part of formulating the strategies of urban and architectural development.

The MABU concept is, to be the city government’s advisory board on architecture, urban design and transport systems, as well as the design of urban public space, in all of the Reykjavík Cosmopolitan Area.

Until it is, we reflect on the issues that are of interest and voice our views.

We aim at being a forum of differing views, but with a common goal of making the city a better place to live.

Ívar Örn Guðmundsson