Industrious ecologies: reclaiming the subjectivity of the city
31 May 2014, Plymouth University, Plymouth, UK
Please send your abstract (300 words) till 15 April 2014 to [email protected]
For more information see http://www.facebook.com/events/182390778631254/?source=1
51st IMCL Conference
8-12 June, 2014, in Portland, Oregan, USA
Deadline for submission of paper proposals and exhibits has been extended to 20 December. Early Bird Registration is available online until December 20. For more details see www.livablecities.org
26–29 August, 2014, London
Intergenerational mobilities: experiencing age in mobile urban spaces annual conference of the Royal Society, sponsored by the Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group.(GCYFRG) For more information see http://www.rgs.org/WhatsOn/ConferencesAndSeminars/Annual+International+Conference/Annual+international+conference.htm
Streets as Public Spaces
1-3 September 2014, Buenos Aires, Argentina
This topic takes on special urgency in light of the growing challenges that cities face, including rapid urbanisation in many parts of the world. The conference will therefore move beyond an understanding of the characteristics of streets as public space, and seek to identify and to disseminate a core agenda of action for science, education, policy and best practice. Call for Papers: abstracts due 1 April 2014. For further information contact Project leader Peter Elmlund at [email protected]
7th International Urban Design Conference
1-3 September 2014, Adelaide
‘Designing Productive Cities’ will explore the framework required for creating today’s cities, the process of designing and shaping our cities to make them more functional, attractive and sustainable. We will examine affordable housing and diversity for ‘Gen Y’ who are interested in more compact design models. For the rapidly growing ageing population sector, we will discuss isolation, location, ease of transport, mobility and affordability. Conference streams will include: Visualisation; Strategic Planning; Whole City Thinking; Urban Design Projects; Active Transport; International Design; Issues in Construction; Financing for Compact Cities. For further information see www.urbandesignaustralia.com.au
The Mediated City – Part Two
1-3 October 2014 Los Angeles, USA
50 years in the global village – an examination of the modern city in the technological age. 2014 marks the fifty-year anniversary of one of the 20th century’s most influential texts. ‘Understanding Media’ by Marshall McLuhan not only introduced the media-as-the-message, it presented the world with the metaphor of the global village. Half a century after the publication of this revolutionary text, this conference seeks to explore the multiple ways in which the city of today is experienced, perceived, represented and constructed as a fmediated’ phenomenon. For more information see www.architecturemps.com/los-angeles
21-23 October 2014, Sydney
The XV International Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities is in Sydney in October. Submit an abstract, and join us to celebrate how far we have walked in the last 15 years!
As the global conversation about vibrant cities, sustainable transport, public health and people-centred public places continues to gather pace – never has it been more important to think about, talk about and celebrate walking as the foundation of future successful societies. With the population in the Asian-Pacific region increasing and urbanising, our cities need to get density right, support walking with good infrastructure, and provide great community spaces to weave the fabric of society.
For further information on the themes and how to submit your abstract see http://www.walk21sydney.com/abstracts.html
Enquiries regarding abstracts should be directed to the Conference Secretariat at [email protected] or call +61 (02) 9254 5000.