13 March, 2011 University of WA, Perth
Understanding place – the resource of landscape is the theme of a Forum-Day Seminar to be held at the University of WA. Speakers will lead discussion about the cultural values which contribute to the making of a place or a discernable landscape.
The Forum is the first time there has been an assembled cross-discipline discussion about place-making and landscape in WA, and it is intended to use the event as a stepping stone towards clearer use of language, and methodologies of interpretation and assessment.
The point of past discussion has been to introduce the notion that there is more to places than architecture and artefacts. This session will go further by examining examples, case-studies and also some of the different schools of thought on landscape and place. This discussion has a strong bearing on many elements of urban design. The event is sponsored by the Australian Garden History Society, the National Trust (WA) and Australia ICOMOS. Enquiries to Ross Montgomery [email protected] or Caroline Grant – [email protected]
International seminar on Urban Form
26-29 August 2011, Montreal, Canada
The 18th International Seminar on Urban Form has a theme of Urban Morphology and the Post-Carbon City. The objective is to explore how interdisciplinary research on urban form can contribute to debates, policies, and progressive professional practice for addressing key environmental challenges of our times.
Abstracts of papers on the conference theme, or any other theme related to Urban Form are welcome. Send abstracts ASAP to [email protected] For more information visit www.isuf2011.com
4th International Urban Design Conference
22- 23 September, 2011, Surfers Paradise, Queensland
The conference will be held at Surfers Paradise Marriot Resort and Spa. Registration is now open, and a discount is available to delegates who register and pay before the close of Early Bird. To register visit the conference website http://www.urbandesignaustralia.com.au/registration.html
3-5 October, 2011, Vancouver, Canada
The Walk21 Metro Vancouver partnership of community groups, health authorities, universities and governments is proud to present an international conference to discuss how car dependent communities around the world can take the next steps beyond the automobile city. Participants are invited to follow their heads, their hearts and their hands, and vote with their feet by contributing, and you need to take action ASAP.
For updates and details about the conference visit www.walk21.com/vancouver, or contact [email protected]
State of Australian Cities Conference
Call for papers
Australian society and economy is dominated by its cities and regions, and the future of Australia’s environment is also linked to urban sustainability. The State of Australian Cities is a national forum, held biennially, to share scholarship directed at the complex and multidimensional issues facing us as an urban nation. This conference will seek ways of bridging the divides created by a focus on disciplinary-based approaches to research, towards better cities in a better country.
The Conference Committee invites you to submit an abstract ASAP for the 5th State of Australian Cities Conference to be held at Melbourne University, 29 November – 2 December, 2011, in the following themes: Governance, Environment, Economy, Social, and Infrastructure. For more information and to submit an extract see www.soac2011.com.au