12th Meeting of AESOP’s Thematic Group on Complexity and Planning, Manchester School of Architecture, 16-17 January, 2014. Call for papers.
Urban transformation has increasingly become recognised as both inevitable and complex. Processes of urban change can take various forms, from evolutionary to emergent, and are driven by trans-scalar and dynamic relationships ranging from policy and infrastructure to local and bottom up agency. Working with these complexities requires innovative new approaches and tools which can incorporate and utilise the inherent potentials of urban change. These could support spatial planners and designers in managing transformation and retaining dynamics and adaptability within systems.
Deadline submission abstracts: 30 September 2013; Acceptance of abstract: 31 October, 2013. Deadline full paper: 1 January 2014. For more details see www.aesop-planning.eu/blogs/en_GB/planning-and-complexity