Other Non-ACSP Meetings

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Call for Entries: The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence celebrates urban places that are distinguished by quality design and their social and economic contributions to our nation’s cities. Winners offer creative placemaking solutions that transcend the boundaries between architecture, urban design and planning and showcase innovative thinking about American cities.

One Gold Medal of $50,000 and four Silver Medals of $10,000 will be awarded. Projects must be a real place, not just a plan or a program, and be located in the 48 contiguous United States. Award winners may use prize money in any way that benefits the project. Visit the Rudy Bruner Award website to learn more about the Award. Join the conversation about #urbanexcellence on Twitter. The deadline for the 2015 award is December 9th, 2014. 

Call for Papers: ICAE 2015 International Conference on Applied Energy Special Session: Urban Energy Systems and Design, March 28-31, 2015, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Deadline for paper submission for the special session is the 31st of December, 2014. We welcome original research articles to address fundamental issues that are critical to urban energy research. For more detailed information and guidelines of paper submission, please visit the official website of the 2015 International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE). The paper submission should be made through the established system by the 31st of December, 2014. For additional information contact Perry Yang, Georgia Institute of Technology, perry.yang@coa.gatech.edu.

Call For Papers: The Urban Affairs Association (UAA), the international professional organization for urban scholars, researchers, and public service/nonprofit professionals, will host its 45th Annual Conference in Miami, Florida in the spring of 2015 and is currently accepting abstracts/proposals. This year’s conference theme is: “Transnationalism from Above and Below: The Dynamics of Place-making in the Global City”. However, in keeping with its tradition, UAA also encourages proposals that focus on an array of research topics.  For a complete listing of these topics and to view the official Call for Participation.

2nd International Conference on 'Changing Cities' Spatial, Design, Landscape & Socio-economic Dimensions, 22-26 June, 2015, Porto Heli, Peloponnese, Greece. In the last decades, we have all witnessed a series of dramatic universal changes and developments affecting cities - urban networks and hierarchies, urban space and morphology, urban environment, urban economy, urban society. New conditions such as economic globalisation, European integration, post-industrial new economies, consciousness of environmental degradation and the new requirements of green design and sustainable development, high technologies and information societies, high mobility of individuals and time and space compression, legal and illegal migrations and multi-ethnic European urban societies, cultural diversity and individualisation in post-modern societies. In this radically new milieu, cities change ad hoc while simultaneously scholars and practitioners in design and planning analyse and attempt to change cities so as to adapt them to the new conditions. This conference aspires to bring together architects, urban designers, landscape designers, urban planners, urban geographers, urban economists, urban sociologists and demographers to question new challenges and to become a forum of transaction of ideas on changing cities. For more information contact the conference secretariat: Maria Nikou, umlab@uth.gr.