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55th International Making Cities Livable Conference on Healthy, 10-Minute Neighborhoods

In 1985, when these conferences began, there was no discussion at other planning or architectural conferences, or even at the League of Cities Conferences about making our cities more “livable”. Only the IMCL Conferences focused attention on the importance of making cities livable for children first, the need for public transit, bicycle lanes, and traffic calmed streets, for human scale architecture and mixed use urban fabric, for reviving the city center and creating public places where people could gather for farmers markets, festivals, outdoor cafes and community social life.

Paper proposals are invited from elected officials, scholars and practitioners concerned with issues such as the following (only some examples):

  • Active mobility, walkable, bikeable streets
  • How the built environment (or nature) affects health
  • Neighborhood plazas, sociable squares
  • Streets for people, “Eyes on the Street”

If you wish to present a paper, please submit a 250 word abstract for consideration before November 33, 2017. Please submit online here and take a look at the additional information.

Call for Abstracts – Constructing an urban future: The sustainability and resilience of cities – Infrastructures, communities and architectures

This conference brings together academics from across the world around the issues of sustainability and resilience in cities. It is multi-disciplinary and invites architects, planners, engineers and urban designers. It also welcomes geographers, sociologists, urban economists, housing specialists, and more.

The reason for bringing these disciplines together around the sustainability and resilience of cities is simple: we cannot solve problems in isolation.

Possible Formats include:

Pre-recorded video (20 min); Skype (20 min); Conference Presentations (20 min);   Written Papers (3,000 words)

Deadline for Abstract submission: 1st December 2017

Further information

AESOP Annual Congress 2018

This event will offer the opportunity for scholars from Europe, as well as from around the world, to contribute to the exchange of experiences, ideas and knowledge regarding planning in the 21st century, in particular in relation to the congress theme: Making Space For Hope.                                                                                                                          Click here for more information and here for the program overview.

Gothenburg, Sweden: 10th-14th July 2018 (Registration opens in December)

Call for Abstracts – 22nd Annual IRSPM Conference

The theme of the IRSPM 2018 conference at the University of Edinburgh Business School, in Edinburgh (Scotland), is creating and co-creating value in public service delivery. One of the key debates in the public management community is about the ‘value’ that is created by public services. This debate has included elements concerning, among others:

  • What this value comprises and for whom (services users, citizens, or the community)
  • How is it understood by different stakeholders
  • The balance and potential conflicts both between individual and public value and between the values underpinning public services and the value that they add to citizens and society
  • The processes through which it is designed into public service systems, and organizations
  • How it might be evaluated

To submit an abstract please visit https://irspm2018.exordo.com/login and follow the instructions. Authors will be notified of the outcome by 24th November 2017If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact: irspm2018@speak.co.uk.

Deadline for submission: 20th October 2017

The Future of the European City in the Global Perspective

Special Lecture to Celebrate Diamond Jubilee of Klaus R. Kunzmann

On behalf of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) and the Faculty of Spatial Planning Technische Universität Dortmund, we would like to invite you to a lecture by Emmanuel Moulin and Tobias Kettner, ‘The Future of the European City in the Global Perspective’.

This is the twelfth event in the Lecture Series by well-known planners, policy-makers and other ‘urban thinkers’, which has been initiated by AESOP and IFHP in the framework of respectively the Silver Jubilee (2012) and Centenary (2013). The lecturers have been asked to present their ideas on ‘new vision’ for planning and territorial development. The lecture will be rounded off with a question and answer discussion with the audience.

Date: 20th October 2017

Time: 4 pm

Place: Dortmunder U (University Floor, Leonie-Reygers-Terrasse), in Dortmund, Germany.

Beyond Planetary Apartheid – International Conference

This conference wants to discuss whether, and to what extent, are the global society and space moving toward a state of generalised and planetary, if creeping, apartheid – borrowing on ideas of Agier (2014), Brenner (2013), and Yiftachel (2009). Settler colonialism is becoming a global and transnational phenomenon (Veracini 2010; Wolfe 1999), apartheidisation represents one of its forms in a continuous relationship with other political forces/processes, and in the consolidation of multiple (in)visible borders.

The set of questions to discuss includes, but is not limited to:

  • What are the political dimensions of planetary apartheid? Is it a (global, locally shaped) political project? Or another dimension of the post-political (Wilson and Swyngedouw, 2014)?
  • Is planetary apartheid the consequence of an excess of human beings with no place in the current socioeconomic system (Bauman 2004)?
  • Or are such different forms of apartheid rather the place where the ‘political’ (cf. Mouffe, 2000) is again alive and kicking, by taking modes and strategies for instance in the form of insurgence (Roy, 2009)?
  • How are contemporary cities being reshaped by processes of in(voluntary) inclusion/exclusion and fragmentation?

When: 9th-11th May 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal

Deadline for abstract submission: 1st December 2017

Further information.

 

Call for Abstracts – Planning Africa 2018

Planning Africa is a platform for (re)thinking, discussing and envisaging the outcomes that planners desire for the future. The theme of the 2018 Planning Africa conference is “The Making of Modern African Cities”.

Abstracts should ideally be between 300 to 500 words and submitted on line. Please click here to get more information.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31th of October 2017

Call for papers – Security, Democracy and Cities

The contribution papers will address the co-production of urban security policies and will be based on the topics of the conference programme. Contributions must follow the established format and procedure and be sent in the timefraime given. More information.

Topics are for example:

  • Inclusive qand resilient cities
  • The priority of prevention. Examples of possible topics:
    • Prevention of discrimination, hate and violence
    • Prevention of radicalisation
    • Prevention of reoffending
    • Prevention of organised crime
  • Place and times. Leisure areas, nightlife, transport, large events, shopping areas
  • Role of the local and regional level in the governance of global security

Format: Contributions must be written in English, Spain or French. Between 15.000 and 20.000 characters (spaces included) and an Abstract with 3.000 character in English.

Deadline: 15th September 2017

 

Call for papers – INU Conferece 2017

The topic of this years’ INU Conference in Naples ist ‘Crisis ans rebirth of cities‘.

Topics are for example:

  • New borders and limits of cities
  • Post-catastrophe reconstructions
  • Resilience, circularity ans sustainability
  • Green, blue and mixed infrastructures
  • … and many others

Deadline (Abstract): 1st of September

Deadline (Paper Submission): 10th of November

All other important information are here.

International District Cooling & Heating Conference

The International District Cooling and Heating Conference is an international conference that will discuss key issues to accelerate the development of District Energy to help ensuring that District Energy fulfils its enormous potential. The event will also include the Global District Energy Climate Awards which have offered visibility and recognition to the many communities, cities and campuses around the world that have embraced District Energy as a vital part of   their sustainability planning.

Take a look at: www.idchc.qa