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7th IFoU Conference: Creative Renaissance

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The deadline for all registrations is September 15th, 2013.

 

Nomination of Prof. Hsia Chu-joe as IFoU Distinguished Fellow had been approved by IFoU scientific board.

Prof. Hsia Chu-joe, professor emeritus, Graduate Institute of Building and Planning,Taiwan University is now announced as the second member of Distinguished Fellow of IFoU

 

“Call for Papers” of the 7th Conference of the IFoU

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The 7th conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU): CREATIVE RENAISSANCE will be held from October 7 to 11, 2013 by Chen Kung University. “Call for Papers” is open for abstract submission from April 8 to May 15, 2013.

 

Award

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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

 

New Member

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

 

Summer School 2012 in Beijing University of Technology

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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.

 

Global Visions

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Under the title ‘Global Visions – Risks and Opportunities for the Urban Planet’ the Best Papers of the 5th IFoU conference in Singapore have been published by CASA (Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture), National University of Singapore (ISBN 978-981-08-8159-7)

 

The 6th International Conference

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The College of Planning and Design at Cheng Kung University is proud to host the 6th International Conference on Planning and Design on 22-27 May 2011 (ICPD 2011). The conference is aimed at presenting current and future researches that address specific design, architecture, and urban planning issues. The main theme is “New Perspectives in Planning and Design.” Researchers are encouraged to look at products, interaction, buildings, construction, cities and spatial areas as cases of innovation that explores our perspectives. Papers focusing on the conference theme or relating to any typical design, architecture, or urban planning issues are welcomed.

For information, please visit here.

 

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 see 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.