Blog posts of 2017

Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning from UN HABITAT

Published at: 11 December 2017

Recently UN-HABITAT and some of its partners have collaborated to produce a set of guidlines for national and local authorities who are striving to make cities more climate resilient. Details cane found via this link:
https://unhabitat.org/the-guiding-principles/

mobil.TUM 2018 International Scientific Conference on Mobility and Transport

Published at: 15 October 2017

The mobil.TUM 2018 International Scientific Conference on Mobility and Transport will be held on June 13th- 14th 2018 in Munich, Germany, on the topic 'URBAN MOBILITY – SHAPING THE FUTURE TOGETHER' organized by the Focus Area Mobility & Transportation Systems Technical University of Munich (TUM).

BUILT ENVIRONMENT SPECIAL ISSUE on PUBLIC SPACE and URBAN JUSTICE

Published at: 21 July 2017

NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE: BUILT ENVIRONMENT SPECIAL ISSUE on PUBLIC SPACE and URBAN JUSTICE

A serie of essays that Matej Niksic (Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia) and Ceren Sezer (TU Delft, Urbanism) organized and co-edited is now available online from Built Environment.

16th meeting: Adaptive Planning for Spatial Transformation

Published at: 7 July 2017

Searching for Effective Strategies in a Context of Change, Interdependency and Uncertainty
May 23th-25th, 2018, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

This conference explored how interactions between the complexity sciences and the discipline of planning can result in effective strategies for urban planning in a world of change.
 
Cities and urban regions worldwide face a series of pressures and challenges, such as global warming, migration flows, technological innovations, processes of globalization and geopolitical shifts. A crucial question for spatial planners and governance experts is what strategies are effective in supporting cities and regions in remaining vital places under this context of change.

For three days we discussed various perspectives on complexity, analysed dynamic city processes and advanced our thinking on adaptive approaches to urban and regional planning. 

Absolutely amazing to have together the brightests minds in this emerging field, included key note speakers prof. Michael Batty, prof, Juval Portugali, prof. Jean Hillier and prof. Gert de Roo. 

All presentations are now available online

Our special thanks goes to the Province of Groningen, who hosted the event in a fantastic way, and the Municipality of Groningen, which delivered two inspiring workshops! Also a big thanks to the organzing team: Stefan Verweij, Ines Portugal, Koen Bandsma and Ward Rauws





PUBLIC SPACES FOR LOCAL LIFE / Shared values in diversified urban communities as a foundation for participatory provision of local public spaces, 23-27 May 2017, Ljubljana Slovenia

Published at: 3 July 2017

A joint event of EU Human Cities partnership and Association of European School of Planning (AESOP) Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures hosted by Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (UIRS) and University of Ljubljana, Faculty of architecture (UL-FA), Ljubljana, Slovenia, 24 May 2017.

PUBLIC SPACES FOR LOCAL LIFE / 
Shared values in diversified urban communities as a foundation for participatory provision of local public spaces.

New UNISDR Guidebooks released

Published at: 15 June 2017


UNISDR has recently released consultative versions of three new guidebooks related to disaster risk reduction, including one specifically focussed on Land Use and Urban Planning. RRMS member, Dr. Cassidy Johnson, Development Planning Unit, UCL UK, has been instrumental in the preparation of these guidelines.