International Conference on Urbanism

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The International Conference on Urbanism will be held on the 24th to 26th February. They require 15 conference student  facilitators for the 3 full day events and 6 tour student helpers for tour guides.

  • Conference student facilitators (24th to 26th February) will tend the respective conference lecture theaters and aid the conference speakers in meeting their conference needs.
  • Tour student facilitators (24th February) will bring Conference Participants on a guided tour (training provided).

Conference Agenda:

International Conference on Urbanism

Global Visions: Risks and Opportunities for the Urban Planet is the title of the 5th Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism that will take place from February 24th to 26th, 2011 at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in Singapore.
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.

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. 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 cities and regions will be explored. Both research and design approaches are sought for this forum. For that purpose, differing specialties and scales will be integrated within the conference agenda: urban (and regional) planning and management, urban and architectural design, urban sociology, economics, geography and ecology.

Target Groups
During the conference, scientific results, as well as design concepts and technical solutions will be presented; theoretical approaches will be discussed as well as professional experiences and best practices. With this in mind, the target group would include a range of different backgrounds: architects and urban planners; policy makers, students and researchers from different disciplines; managers and politicians, all of whom are involved in or interested in design, planning and the management of the built environment.

Keynote Speakers
CHEONG Koon Hean Housing Development Board, Singapore
Sanjay PRAKASH Sanjay Prakash & Associates, India
LIU Thai-Ker RSP Architects, Planers & Engineers, Singapore
MENG Yan URBANUS, Shenzhen
Edward SOJA UCLA, Los Angeles

Participating Universities
Beijing University of Technology
Berlage Institute Rotterdam
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Delft University of Technology
National University of Singapore
Seoul National University
Taiwan University Taipei
Tarumanagara University Jakarta
Tongji University Shanghai
Tsinghua University Beijing
Universitá IUAV di Venezia
University of Tokyo
UPC Barcelona


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