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Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development ( SCUPAD) Call for papers and contributions from practice

Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development ( SCUPAD) Call for papers and contributions from practice

Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development ( SCUPAD): DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS EXTENDED! Call for papers and contributions from practice SCUPAD Congress- May 11-14, 2017, Salzburg, Austria Congress Topic “Displacement: Our World in Motion” Urban and regional policies, projects and actions concerning migration, displacement and refuge. Deadline for submission of short abstracts: JAN 30, 2017....
Stephen Read's "Cities as Infrastructures of Diversity": 14 JAN 12:30 BK

Stephen Read’s “Cities as Infrastructures of Diversity”: 14 JAN 12:30 BK

You are cordially invited to attend Stephen Read’s lecture “Cities as Infrastructures of Diversity”. The questions of migration and urban community provokes still more questions about what cities are for, why people come to them and what we should be doing to support and enable them. Are they victims of abstract power and entrenched interests,...
"The Human in Architecture and Philosophy: Towards an Architectural Anthropology" 3rd International Conference of the International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture (ISPA) July 20 -23, 2016 - Department of Philosophy, University of Bamberg

“The Human in Architecture and Philosophy: Towards an Architectural Anthropology” 3rd International Conference of the International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture (ISPA) July 20 -23, 2016 – Department of Philosophy, University of Bamberg

“The Human in Architecture and Philosophy: Towards an Architectural Anthropology” 3rd International Conference of the International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture (ISPA) July 20 -23, 2016 – Department of Philosophy, University of Bamberg Keynote-speakers Karsten Harries (Yale University, philosophy) Mari Hvattum (Oslo CCAS, architectural) Angelika Krebs (Basel University, philosophy) Andres Lepik (TU-Munich, architecture) Nick...
Round Table "The Political Meaning of Informal Urbanisation" at AESOP 2015

Round Table “The Political Meaning of Informal Urbanisation” at AESOP 2015

    The Chair of Spatial Planning has promoted a Round Table on the topic “The Political Meaning of Informal Urbanisation”. This is a project being carried forward by Roberto Rocco (Assistant Professor) and Jan van Ballegooijen (PhD candidate, researcher), which will result in book titled “The Routledge Handbook on Informal Urbanisation”, to be published...
Book chapter in "Are we the world? Randstad vs Sao Paulo, Detroit and Istanbul", edited by W. Vanstiphout and M. Relats

Book chapter in “Are we the world? Randstad vs Sao Paulo, Detroit and Istanbul”, edited by W. Vanstiphout and M. Relats

The book “Are we the world? Randstad vs Sao Paulo, Detroit and Istanbul” is edited by Wouter Vanstiphout and Marta Relats.  Roberto Rocco has contributed a chapter in the book entitled “Sao Paulo: constructing the city, reinventing democracy”. The book review at the NAI site says “Are we the world? is part six of the Design and Politics series,...
Roundtable session at AESOP 2014: Marketplaces as an Urban Development Strategy

Roundtable session at AESOP 2014: Marketplaces as an Urban Development Strategy

  Marketplaces are often romanticised as traditional spaces of ‘pure’ encounters between producers and consumers in an increasingly privatised world. Farmer’s Markets are well-known example of this and several city governments seem to have embraced the urban marketplace as a tool for ‘placemaking.’ Yet this enthusiasm needs to be supported by a critical analysis of...
The UN HABITAT invites the AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces & Urban Cultures to WUF7, Medellin Colombia

The UN HABITAT invites the AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces & Urban Cultures to WUF7, Medellin Colombia

The UN HABITAT invited the AESOP thematic group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures to organize a networking event at The World Urban Forum 7 (WUF7) in April 5-11 2014, Medellin, Colombia. To foster dialogue between global tendencies and local needs, this networking session will be organized as open as possible to the local public, inviting...
The AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures Becoming Local Istanbul Meeting

The AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures Becoming Local Istanbul Meeting

The AESOP TG Public Spaces and Urban Cultures (PSUC) and Ozyegin University held a very productive meeting in Istanbul (Nov 20-23, 2013) under the working theme, Becoming Local. PSUC Coordination team would like to thank to all of the local committee members, particularly to the Dean of Faculty of Architecture, Orhan Hacihasanoglu and coordinator Burcu...
Lidewij Tummers at seminar "Divercity, city of the future" organised by the city of Berlin

Lidewij Tummers at seminar “Divercity, city of the future” organised by the city of Berlin

On 24-25 October 2013 the Senat of Berlin called together experts on gender, urban renewal, housing, planning and transport for a seminar under the title “Divercity, city of the future”. In a varied and dense program, valuable input was generated about innovative solutions for Berlin housing policies and planning for 2030. SP&S member of staff Lidewij...
Call for abstracts (AESOP Thematic group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures_Becoming Local Series (2013-2015) Istanbul Meeting (Nov 20-23 2013)

Call for abstracts (AESOP Thematic group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures_Becoming Local Series (2013-2015) Istanbul Meeting (Nov 20-23 2013)

AESOP (The Association of European Schools of Planning) THEMATIC GROUP PUBLIC SPACES AND URBAN CULTURES BECOMING LOCAL SERIES  (2013-2015) ISTANBUL MEETING (Nov, 20-23 2013) Deadine for abstracts: October 21 2013 Please join us in the forthcoming first event of the Association of European Schools of Planning’s Thematic Group on Public Spaces and Urban Cultures within the “Becoming Local Series” 2013...

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