Call for abstracts
From dichotomies to dialogues – connecting discourses for a sustainable urbanism
The 14th edition of the International Forum on Urbanism conference is a reflection on and a stepping stone towards resilient urbanism. As many perspectives exist in this field, reflected in studies and practices by scholars, practitioners, policy makers, as well as the daily experiences of people, conflicts in interests and value systems also persist, which call for dialogues between dichotomies of discourses. Nowadays it might not be difficult to have a common definition of urbanism, which is concerned with understanding the spatial organization and dynamics of the built environment and with inventing new ways to maintain spatial quality and equality. However, the world is not yet on the same page about the meaning of resilient and sustainable urbanism, and the ways to approach it. The existing dichotomies of discourses need to be bridged as the challenges cities and regions face now and in the future are enormous, which are affected and determined by unexpected extreme events like the pandemic, economic crisis and climate change.
In this conference, the participants will be engaged in dialogues that are overarching the different domains, discourses and disciplines defining urbanism. To warm-up for the conference, there will be online workshops and masterclasses between November 10 and November 22, 2021, emphasizing the connection between the past (the already built-up experiences in urbanism) and the future (the next generations of urbanists around the globe). These activities will be followed by the 14thIFoU conference in Delft starting on Thursday, November 25 until Saturday, November 27. The last day is specially reserved for the interaction between science and practice. Sunday, November 28 there will be city trips to Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
So, we really need to talk. We need to take the opportunity to transcend and connect different discourses in urbanism, so as to invent better ways of achieving resilience and sustainability. The 14th IFoU conference would like to invite you to contribute to the following tracks of dialogues via our call for papers:
Due to the number of abstracts received, the tracks will be reorganized as follows:
Submission of abstracts is closed
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