Other Non-ACSP Meetings

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IV World Planning Schools Congress

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 3rd to 8th, 2016

1st Reminder - Call for papers

Modification of abstract submission rules and extension of submission deadline

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the IV WPSC I can announce that any problems with registration or submission procedures at the event's website have been resolved. We apologize for any trouble that might have happened. To facilitate the submission of abstracts and given a request from the Steering Committee of GPEAN, the Organizing Committee has decided to reduce the minimum size of abstracts to 4000 characters, approximately 700 words. We have decided also, to extend the deadline for submission of abstracts. The new deadline is October 19th, 2015 (10/19/2015).

We are looking forward to receiving your abstracts through the procedures explained in www.wpsc2016.com.br/call-for-papers-and-submissions.html. For more details about the organization, schedules, key dates, tracks and the proceedings of submitting proposals for this IV WPSC in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, check out the website: www.wpsc2016.com.br


Rainer Randolph, Chair of the Brazilian Organizing Committee, wpsc2016@yahoo.com

The initiative to organize World Planning School Congresses came up with the formation of a global network by national and regional associations of planning schools and institutes around the world in 2001. Since then this network, the GLOBAL PLANNING EDUCATION NETWORK - GPEAN assigns the organization of each World Congress to one or more schools of one of its members. In five and five years, this event aims to bring together scholars and professionals from all continents to present experiences, discuss proposals and critical analysis and encourage a debate on the current planning problems in different parts of the world.

DESIGN AWARDS COMPETITION ­ Deadline December 20, 2015
53rd International Making Cities Livable Conference on
Sustainable, Just Cities & Settlements
Rome, Italy, June 13-17, 2016

Projects that showcase the general urban design principles and livability criteria espoused by IMCL, and in tune with the principles of sustainability and equity set out in the Pope's encyclical, Laudato Si will be considered.

Eligibility: Urban design, architecture, planning, and landscape architecture projects are eligible. Projects may be already in use, or proposed. There are no geographic limitations.

IMCL awards are an extraordinary honor, difficult to attain. Every awarded project will represent a case study intended to be used in support of IMCL goals, and therefore must be of extremely high graphic quality, as well as packed with award-worthy content.  The results of the competition will be displayed to represent IMCL aspirations at future Conferences, in publications, or on the IMCL website.

Deadline for submission is December 20th, 2015. Please see: http://www.livablecities.org/conferences/53rd-conference-rome/design-awards-competition


Urban Affairs Association
The International Professional Organization for Urban Scholars, Researchers and Public Service Professionals

Social Justice in the Global City? Contested Views on Social Control, Borders, and Equity
March 16-19, 2016
Location:  Hilton Sand Diego Bayfront Hotel - San Diego, CA
Abstract/Proposal Deadline:  October 1, 2015

The Urban Affairs Association (UAA) is North America’s leading urban policy research association engaged in understanding emerging issues and looking for feasible solutions from a multidisciplinary perspective. For more than forty years the UAA has brought together social scientists, public administrators, planners, and others interested in urban affairs to exchange information, experiences, and ideas on the most important urban issues.

The upcoming conference focuses on social control in urban spaces across a wide array of settings, from Ferguson, Missouri and the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, to the streets of cities throughout Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Questions of equity and justice are becoming increasingly urgent and creative forms of political mobilization, citizen-based sustainable development and innovation are increasingly apparent

Call for Participation Document

Questions? Contact us at: conf@uaamail.org

For more information:  http://urbanaffairsassociation.org/conference/conference2016/

Science Tour "Research in Germany" 2016 City of the Future - Research for Sustainable Urban Development
31 January – 6 February 2016

Call for Applications
Are you an international scientist involved in and curious about the future of urban development and so called smart cities?
Discover more about research into cities of the future by taking a tour of cutting-edge research facilities here in Germany. 
The tour, organised by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), will be held in English and will provide a unique insight into innovative research activities in German universities, research institutes and industry.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Exchange ideas with German scientists
  • Broaden your academic network
  • Discuss future collaboration projects in urban transition, mobility and infrastructure.

Who may apply?
The tour is open to researchers engaged in sustainable urban development in the following disciplines:

  • Infrastructure and traffic technologies
  • Urban studies and logistics
  • Sanitary environmental engineering,
  • Geography
  • Renewable energy technologies.

You should:

  • Hold a doctoral degree (degree awarded before 30 Sept 2013)
  • Be affiliated to a non-German university/research institute
  • Have a strong research background
  • Be able to initiate and manage major projects in cutting-edge research or educational cooperation.

The programm includes visits to universities, such as the RWTH Aachen, to non-university research institutions, including the world renowned Fraunhofer Association and companies engaged in research.

Benefits for you

  • Learn more about funding opportunities for cooperation in higher education and research
  • Gain a thorough insight into the German research landscape.
  • Increase your knowledge in the area of sustainable urban development
  • Network with German scientists in universities, research institutes and industry
  • Collaborate across cultures and disciplines

Representatives of the DAAD will accompany the tour during your stay and provide support in the follow-up period.
How to apply
Apply online at https://ssl.daad.de/limesurvey/227523/lang-en
Please note that the deadline for applications is 25th September 2015.
A selection committee will review your application and we will let you know the result at the end of November 2015.
Costs: All programme-related costs in Germany (accommodation, travel, most meals) will be paid by the DAAD. However, please be aware that participants are responsible for covering their own international travel expenses.
About "Research in Germany"
The "Science Tour" is part of the "Research in Germany" campaign funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). One goal of the campaign is to strengthen and expand R&D collaboration between Germany and international partners. "City of the Future - Research for Sustainable Urban Development" was chosen as an area to focus on at the event the German Science Year 2015 "City of the Future".
Contact: If you have any questions, Ms. Sina Bremer (sciencetour@daad.de) or the DAAD officer in your country will be happy to help you.