IFoU new platform: IFoU Young Ambassador
Focusing on the fast-changing built environment and emerging urban challenges, the Young Ambassador is a new platform that aims to promote exchange and collaboration among early-career academics and practitioners of urbanism as well as students of related fields within and beyond IFoU network.
The webinar series, deemed campfire conversations, is one of the initial attempts of the
IFoU Young Ambassador to start various dialogues among IFoU distinguished fellows and young researchers and practitioners, discussing and debating on different problems confronting our cities today.
Abstract submission: Deadline postpone to 31st May 2021
From Dichotomies to Dialogues
Join this year’s conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU):
25 – 27 November, Delft, The Netherlands (online or hybrid)
The 14th edition of the IFoU conference with the title ” From Dichotomies to Dialogues–connecting discourses for a sustainable urbanism“ is a stepping stone towards resilient urbanism. The existing dichotomies of discourses need to be bridged. We need to take the opportunity to transcend and connect different discourses in urbanism, so as to invent better ways of achieving resilience and sustainability.
As many perspectives exist in the field of urbanism, reflected in studies and practices by scholars, practitioners, policy makers, as well as the daily experiences of people, conflicts in interests and value systems also persist, which call for dialogues between dichotomies of discourses. Nowadays it might not be difficult to have a common definition of urbanism, which is concerned with understanding the spatial organization and dynamics of the built environment and with inventing new ways to maintain spatial quality and equality. However, the world is not yet on the same page about the meaning of resilient and sustainable urbanism, and the ways to approach it. The existing dichotomies of discourses need to be bridged as the challenges cities and regions face now and in the future are enormous, which are affected and determined by unexpected extreme events like the pandemic, economic crisis and climate change.
The 14th IFoU conference would like to invite you to contribute to the following tracks of dialogues via our call for papers.
For full program and other information, please see https://www.ifou2021.nl
9th IFoU Conference in Buenos Aires from October 26-28 2016
CiHu Academy and IFoU had organised the 7 days capacity course in CiChen with the theme: Reflexive Architecture and Planning.
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: