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The American Planning Association (APA) is hosting a webinar entitled “Dialogo on the Border: A Unique Experience”. It will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (Pacific Time). The webinar is presented through a partnership of APA’s Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division and Latinos and Planning Division. Participants will earn 1.5 AICP Certification Maintenance Credits. This webinar is part of a series providing training to urban planners and professionals in related fields on best practices in cross-border regional planning along the U.S./Mexico border. The webinar will focus on an initiative of the Latinos and Planning Division called Dialogos and specifically on the first dialogo on the border held on April 19-20, 2013 in Brownsville, a border city in Texas. On-line registration available.
The Bartlett School of Planning Centenary Lecture Series - Celebrate 100 years of planning success at The Bartlett School of Planning, with a series of celebratory lectures by some of the pre-eminent experts in the field. See this poster for additional details.
UVA Professor Launches International Biophilic Cities Peer Network, October 17-20, 2013 - Charlottesville, Va. – The Biophilic Cities Project, a multi-year initiative engaging cities across the globe, is hosting the launch of a Biophilic Cities Peer Network on October 17-20 to advance the theory and practice of planning for biophilic cities. Biophilic Cities are cities that contain abundant nature; they are cities that care about, seek to protect, restore and grow this nature, and that strive to foster deep connections and daily contact with the natural world. The Peer Network Launch will feature symposium-style presentations and Q&A with partner city representatives, an interactive exhibition featuring biophilic cities around the world, and ample networking opportunities. Urban and environmental planners, designers, elected officials, students and others with an interest in planning and designing for nature in cities will gather to celebrate accomplishments, share best practices, and explore future directions for biophilic cities. Some lectures will be live-streamed online, free of charge. To learn more, visit: http://biophiliccities.org/launch/
International Conference on Sustainable Urban Development 2014 - This conference is organised by the Chilean Centre for Sustainable Urban Development (CEDEUS), a collaboration between the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and the Universidad de Concepción, and financed by the National Research Council of Chile. CEDEUS invites researchers on urban issues to participate in this english-language conference in order to share experiences on concepts and methods in urban sustainable development research and practice. The themes to be explored in the conference include, among others: theory and concepts in sustainable urban development; holistic urban research methodologies; disciplinary research methods oriented towards urban sustainability; evaluation of sustainable urban development and the development of indicators; public policy; participation and governance; transport and mobility; built environment; integrated planning; and critical resource assessment and management We look forward to receiving abstracts by 25 OCTOBER 2013 (400 words, see template in www.cedeusconference.cl). The conference will take place on 22-24 January 2014, in Santiago de Chile, CHILE.
Call for Participation - 2014 UAA Conference - Borders and Boundaries in an Age of Global Urbanization, San Antonio, Texas, March 19-22, 2014. Abstract/Proposal Deadline October 1, 2013. The Local Host Committee is the University of Texas at San Antonio. For additional information visit the UAA web site: www.urbanaffairsassociation.org, contact us at email@example.com, or call 1-414-229-3025.
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Call for Papers: Urban Design and Planning is planning a themed issue for 2014 on the ‘art’ of urban design. Urban design involves both scientific research and creative expression. Design is primarily about the creative synthesis of information and its integration into physical form whereas most urban design research tends to focus on analysis. Accordingly, research and design tend to operate in mutual tension. Christian Norberg-Schulz argued that ‘a concrete (as in ‘specific’) term for environment is place’. So if the aim of urban design is to make place, it should involve the skilful marshalling of generalised social, political, cultural, economic and spatio-physical information to make a coherent case for a specific formal configuration. This is what is meant here by the ‘art’ of urban design. If the ability to make specific or concrete is lost, even if we talk about ‘making place’, we can only produce another piece of ‘environment’. Click here for further information. The deadline for abstracts is 1 May 2013. The deadline for submissions is 1 September 2013.
ARNOVA's 42nd Annual Conference 2013 Call for Participation - Recession, Renewal, Revolution? NonProfit and Voluntary Action in an Age of Turbulence, November 21-23, 2013 - Proposals can be for individual Papers, Panels (pre-arranged) of 3-4 papers, or Colloquia. Submissions by practitioners and doctoral students engaged in research are also welcome. Panels and Colloquia should (as a rule) involve people from multiple institutions.
The on-line proposal submission system will open February 23rd, 2013, and close at midnight, March 26th. To submit a proposal, you will be able to go to www.arnova.org, and click on the tab that says “Submit a Proposal.” More information about types of sessions and presentations, and about submitting proposals can also be found there – under “Guidelines and Instructions for Proposals” – by February 17. Questions can then be directed to the ARNOVA office at (317) 684-2120, or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2013 International Conference on Energy, Environment, Ecosystems, and Development, July 16-19, 2013, Rhodes (Rodos) Island, Greece - EEED 2013 is an international forum for scientists, engineers, and practitioners to present their latest research and development results in all areas of Energy, Environment, Ecology, Power Systems, Renewable Energy Sources, Natural Hazards, Natural Resources, Water Resources, Urban Planning and Transportation, Urban Pollution, Water Pollution, Air Polution, Sustainable Chemical Engineering, Sustainable Chemistry and Sustainable Development. Conference Website.
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12th Asian Urbanization Conference, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, December 28-30, 2013 - Urban Dynamics, Environment and Health are three major interlinked areas in the fields of urban studies, urban geography, and urban planning, with all three strongly connected to social well-being. The interconnections of various elements of these three areas have great bearing on the life quality of people in space and time. The sequential arrangement of these three themes in this conference is an expression of priority action of the process of change in spatial, environmental and human context along with time. Papers outside of these themes but pertaining to Asian urbanization and Asian cities may also be submitted. Abstract Submission preliminary deadline - April 30, 2013.
Virginia Tech's School of Public and International Affairs initiates a conference and research series promoting interdisciplinary discussion. The purpose is to push through disciplinary limitations in understanding social phenomena and to suggest solutions to problems. The first conference took place in April 2012 and focused on distressed cities. Our approach is twofold. First we advance a progressive, interdisciplinary exchange during each Ridenour Faculty Fellowship conference. Second, we build a research network between scholars, artists, and practitioners aimed at generating insights for practice and publications from research inspired by the conferences. Visit our website to subscribe to updates.