Room in the city: a forum for the civic square
22-24 April 2010, Glasgow
With keynote speakers Ken Livingstone and Ed Uhlir, this gathering of specialists in the field of urban design, town planning and architecture will provide an opportunity to explore issues relating to the urban square as a vital component of a healthy city. With Glasgow’s principal civic space, George Square, running through the conference as a leitmotiv, but encompassing design initiatives that have been developed internationally, the speakers will address a variety of topics relating to the multitude of diverse roles a civic space can perform in the context of a modern city. Sponsored by The Glasgow School of Art and Deloitte. More details at www.roominthecityconference.com
Australian Council for New Urbanism Congress
28-30 April 2010, Adelaide
This Australian Congress for New Urbanism will focus on how we can improve our implementation of plans into actual places, at all urban scales and across Australia and New Zealand. Join Australian New Urbanists, our allies and hopefully some critics, at our fourth National Congress, for in-depth presentations, critical analyses and debate about what we have achieved, how we have failed, and how together we can do better. For more details see www.acnu.org
Attractive place to live
Call for papers
Urban Design International invites authors to submit papers for a special issue on the topic ‘Attractive Places to Live’. With this new call we are looking for short research, review and viewpoint type papers that focus on the major themes that are directly related to the urban design of attractive cities, including but not limited to: urban environment and ecological design; historic preservation and cultural heritage; housing and urban social design; walkability and public spaces; architecture and urban form; transport and accessibility.
We are also interested in success examples, comparative studies and futuristic views on the urban design of attractive cities. Papers should not exceed 5,000 words in length, and be written in English. Deadline for submission is 12 May 2010.
We also invite high quality reviews and research papers on the topic ‘Ecologically Sustainable Development in Urban Design’. Deadline for submissions is 15th December 2010. However, earlier submissions are encouraged and will be handled as they are received.
All papers will be double blind peer reviewed. Full submission, format and style guidelines can be found at: www.palgrave-journals.com/udi/author_instructions.html
3rd International Urban Design Conference
30 August-1 September 2010 National Convention Centre Canberra
Last year, the second conference in this series, sponsored by Gold Coast City Council through the Office of the City Architect and Heritage, had the theme “Survival: Implementing Tomorrow’s City”. The theme of the conference was chosen to emphasise the need for our city leaders and urban designers to re-strategise and re-prioritise our usual way of planning, and build the momentum of change necessary for our cities to survive the looming stresses of climate change, peak oil, food shortage, economic uncertainty, increased population, housing affordability, urban densification, equitable transport and access to green spaces, and social/cultural community engagement.
Conference organisers, AST Management Pty Ltd, have decided to make this series an annual event, and move it to Canberra. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Designs on our future’. Australia’s population is projected to increase by 60 per cent in the next 40 years. What impact will this have on our existing cities? The conference will examine how our new cities are conceived and our existing ones are adapted, re-designed and managed. Abstract submission will be open until 29 April, 2010
For more details see www.urbandesignaustralia.com.au (For more details about future conferences and the awards program on the Gold Coast, contact Lily Chan, Senior Architect with the Office of the City Architect and Heritage at [email protected])
48th International Making Cities Livable Conference
17-21 October, 2010 Charleston, SC, USA
Co-sponsored by the City of Charleston and IMCL Council, this conference will focus on ways to improve children’s health and development by improving the built environment. For more information see www.livablecities.org/conferences/forthcoming-conferences/18.html