IFoU Summer School 2014 with title Can Big Culture Save The City? is organized by the School of Architecture, Chonnam National University, which will be held from July 4th to July 17th in Gwangju and is sponsored by Cwangju Metropolitan City, Gwangju Convention and Visitors Bureau and Gwangju Design Center.
Published by the M.Sc. Urban Design program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, REFLECTIONS Vol 2 / Issue 1 / March is titleditled RE-DO NEW TOWN: QUESTIONS FROM HUNG SHUI KIU. Concentrating on the currently developing district of Hung Shui Kiu in Hong Kong’s New Territories, the 200-page book follows student work and projects, workshop results (IFoU Winter School 2013) and exhibition material (2013 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture) as well as reflections and afterthoughts from a roster of international partners and scholars, including Im Sik Cho (NUS), Roberto Cavallo (TU Delft), Michela Turrin (TU Delft), Maurice Hartevelt (TU Delft), Arnd Bäetzner (Univ. St. Gallen) and Vivienne Wang (IFoU General Director). The publication is edited by Mika Savela and Hendrik Tieben, School of Architecture, CUHK.
This publication, as part of the program’s urban investigation, reflects on the results of a “Winter School” workshop organized by the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU) in January 2013 and a design studio that followed. This Winter School was the second IFoU workshop held at CUHK, five years after the IFoU Summer School “Hong Kong Fantasies”. While the first workshop in 2008 celebrated Hong Kong’s vertical growth in the year of the global financial crisis, the IFoU Winter School asked how Hong Kong’s newly planned development areas could create better homes for their residents.
The book can be read online here:
The deadline for all registrations is September 15th, 2013.
Prof. Hsia Chu-joe, professor emeritus, Graduate Institute of Building and Planning, national Taiwan University is now announced as the second member of Distinguished Fellow of IFoU
The 7th conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU): CREATIVE RENAISSANCE will be held from October 7 to 11, 2013 by the National Chen Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan. “Call for Papers” is open for abstract submission from April 8 to May 15, 2013.
Submission of abstracts have been extended to June 30, 2013.
For more information, please visit the conference web site
Prof. Wu Liangyong (left), co-founder and Distinguished Fellow of IFoU, was one of two scholars, who received from president Hu Jintao the State Top Scientific and Technological Award 2011 of the P.R. of China
On the Annual Meeting 2012 in Barcelona the Scientific Board of IFoU has appointed the Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul as the 17th member university of the International Forum on Urbanism
In 2013 the IFoU Winter School will be organized by the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The theme will be the development of Hung Shui Kiu NDA at Shenzhen Bay.
IFoU Summer School with title “Urban reDevelopment & Public Transport” has been held from June 29 – July 13, 2012 in Beijing and hosted by the College of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Beijing University of Technology.