The preparatory meeting of the Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development (SCUPAD) took place in Delft between 26 and 28 of September 2013.

SCUPAD is an independent, non-profit, international network organization of planners and development specialists, which was founded by the fellows of the Salzburg Global Seminar’s Planning session in 1965. As an alumni organization of the Salzburg Global Seminar, SCUPAD’s statutes are lodged with the City of Salzburg, Austria.

SCUPAD is committed to fighting all forms of racism, exclusion and xenophobia, whenever, wherever and however manifested. SCUPAD is dedicated to the concepts of diversity, inclusion, equity and social and economic justice, and a reverence for democratic principles, predicated on respect for and recognition of the inalienable rights of all people.

SCUPAD’s Objectives are to:

  • Maintain professional contacts among its members, including participants of all Urban Planning and related sessions of the Salzburg Global Seminar;
  • Exchange information and new concepts/policies in the field of urban and regional planning and development;
  • Organize an annual Congress on a critical urban planning and development topic, and publish a summary of the proceedings in the SCUPAD Newsletter and other relevant publications.

You can learn more about SCUPAD HERE.

In this  event, members of SCUPAD organizing committee gathered in the city of Delft to discuss the theme of the next congress, which will take place in Salzburg in May 2014. The gathering was jointly organised by Roberto Rocco (Assistant Professor at TU Delft), Catelijne Elissen (Real Estate and Campus Development at TU Delft) and Joris Quaedflieg (project leader at Bureau Stedelijke Planning).

The committee is led by Stephen Goldsmith, track Director of Environmental Sciences at the Graduate School of the University of Utah. Members of the organising committee include (in alphabetical order):

Andreas Schulze Bäing (Research Associate at University of Liverpool, UK)

Cherenet Zegeye (chair of Architecture and design at EiABC-AAU, Ethiopia)

Dillinger Andreas (PhD candidate TU Vienna)

Gabriel Pascariu (University Ion Mincu  of Bucharest, Romania)

Han Joosten (Bouwfonds, The Netherlands),

Isabel Hill (Film maker, author and activist, NY, USA)

Jonathan Cohen-Litant (Director of Architecture for the Tel Aviv Regional Planning Department, Israel)

Petra Hirschler (Assistant Professor at TU Vienna)


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