International Cities, Towns & Communities 2010
12-15 October, Coffs Harbour
The 2010 ICTC Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Opal Cove Convention Centre, Coffs Harbour, NSW, from 12-15 October. Optional special interest group sessions on Place Making, Business Improvement Districts (BID’s) and Transit Oriented Design will be held on Tuesday 12 October. Plenary and concurrent sessions will be held on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 October. Three optional Field Trips covering Place Making, Infrastructure Projects and Planning Projects will be held on Friday 15th October.
Confirmed international keynote speakers include Peter Williams, Chief Executive, Better Bankside London, UK and Andy Taft, President, Downtown Fort Worth, USA. For more information see www.ictcsociety.org
International Making Cities Livable Conference
17-21 October, 2010 Charleston, SC, USA
The 48th IMCL conference has the theme True urbanism: planning healthy and child-friendly communities and an exhibit on successful solutions for healthy and child-friendly communities. The co-organizers are City of Charleston and IMCL Council. For more information see www.livablecities.org
EAROPH Golden Jubilee Congress
31 October – 4 November, 2010 Adelaide, Australia.
The Golden Jubilee Congress of the Eastern Regional Organisation of Planning and Human Settlements (EAROPH) is hosted by the Planning Institute of Australia, South Australian Division.
The main theme of the Congress (Cities and their region – catalysts for change) is the impact of population change related to climate management and the associated issues that are being debated at an international level – including infrastructure planning, water security, renewable energy and sustainable tourism. For more information see www.EAROPH2010.com.au
Getting communities back on their feet
17-19 November, 2010 The Hague, The Netherlands
The 11th International WALK21 Conference and 23rd International Workshop of the International Co-operation on Theories and Concepts in Traffic safety (ICTCT) will look at promising approaches to support walking for a sustainable future.
Leading speakers and delegates from around the world are being encouraged to participate in this landmark event. They are invited to share their knowledge and successful experience to bring walking into the mainstream of politics, planning, investment and delivery. For more information see www.walk21.com/2010 or www.ictct.org
Subtropical Urbanism – beyond climate change
9-13 March 2011, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The 3rd biennial Subtropical Cities conference is hosted by the Queensland University of Technology Centre for Subtropical Design and the Florida Atlantic University College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs.
The conference will address the following cross-cutting and interdisciplinary themes.
The future of subtropical cities in the urban age. As world population continues to shift predominantly to urban settlements the effects of climate change and social and economic transformations will be dramatic. Social and spatial pressures on subtropical cities will increase as migration towards urban areas in this climate zone present new challenges to maintain and improve quality of life, design, and the architecture of decision making for resilient cities.
Post-Copenhagen/post GFC, will market driven approaches to urban and regional planning remain relevant? What alternative approaches will ensure liveability and economic resilience in subtropical cities?
Adaptation to climate change, mitigation of its effects, and planning for massive change due to inundation and increasing storm activity in coastal communities demands a multi-disciplinary approach to design. Where are the vulnerabilities, and what are the effects? For more information see www.subtropicalcities2011.com, www.fau.edu/bcdc/ or email John Cotter [email protected]