Conference

Next IFoU Conference in 2013 at Cheng Kung University

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The 2013 Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism will be organized by the Cheng Kung University. More detailed information will be published soon on this website

 

6th IFoU Conference “TOURBANISM”

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The 6th conference of the International Forum on Urbanism, entitled TOURbanISM-toURBANISM, will take place from January 25th to 27th, 2012, at the Catalonian Politechnic University (UPC) in Barcelona.

The conference aims to generate an exchange between the academic and the professional debate, to investigate opportunities and risks for the sustainable touristical development and to discuss visions, concepts and best practices. In this framework causes, reasons and dependencies of worldwide transformation processes will be analyzed and planning strategies and design concepts for a more sustainable development of tourism will be explored.

For full program and other information, please seeĀ tourbanism.ifou.org

 

5th IFoU Conference: Global Visions

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5th Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism takes place 2426 February 2011 at the National University of Singapore. The conference aims to generate an exchange between the academic and the professional debate, to investigate opportunities and risks for the sustainable urban development and to discuss visions, concepts and best practices.

The conference will be organized within the framework of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU) by the Department of Architecture and the Centre for Sustainable Asian Cities (CSAC) at the School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore (NUS) in collaboration with the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Singapore as well as the participating universities of the IFoU network.

Keynote speakers are: Cheong Koon Hean, Kees Christiaanse, Sanjay Prakash, Liu Thai-Ker, Meng Yan, and Edward Soja.

For full program and other information, please seeĀ globalvisions2011.ifou.org

 

The 3rd IFoU Conference: City and Water

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Cities all over the world are simultaneously dealing with the issue of water. On the one hand cities make use of the potentiality of the water element to improve their accessibility, attractiveness and competitiveness (i.e. waterfront or seaport cities). On the other hand cities are limited in their development or even threatened by water problems. In this framework we can distinguish at least three different categories:
- Coastal cities, in particular cities in delta regions that are threatened by the rising sea level or by the tsunami;
- River bank cities that are threatened by floodings caused by excessive rainfalls or by smelting glaciers;
- Cities in so-called dry-zones whose major problem is the lack of water.
The Third IFoU Conference has been organized to analyze the problems of water regulation and water management in the framework of city planning and development in Asia and Europe. The potentiality of water in the city has been explored and new concepts for water related urban developments have been discussed. In this framework scientific results as well as design concepts and technical solutions from different regions in Asia and in Europe have been presented.
The Third IfoU Conference has been combined with the annual meeting of the scientific board of IFoU.

 

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