City Street4: Streets for 2030: Proposing streets for integrated, and universal mobility, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 23-26 September 2020

Published at: 19 October 2019

The Conference is organized by University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture (UL FA) , Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (UI RS) and Notre Dame University – Louaize, Ramez G. Chagoury Faculty of Architecture, Art and Design (NDU RC-FAAD).

CONFERENCE THEME
The recent acceleration of the world’s mobility has without any doubts affected city streets. This is manifested in the increased rate of transactions, communication channels, trans-nationalism and the unprecedented influx of newcomers. Within this context, a pertinent question on transitional streets seeks to highlight their status quo and examine embedded stories reflecting realities, potentials and possibilities for conviviality.

Referring to streets for integrated and universal mobility, this conference addresses scholars in all disciplines to reflect on the questions: how can the evolution of streets be related to societal critique on current transport systems and mobility patterns? Would integrated and universal mobility in streets of 2030 lead us to a solution for problems related to climate change, environmental degradation, social integration and exclusion, road accidents and casualties, urban traffic congestion, public health, and urban quality-of-life etc? Do technical dimensions and impacts of transport systems follow critical reflections on the current societal and cultural dimensions of such systems? Do we see cycling and walking in the near future as a way to respond on questions of accessibility, travel time, reliability, safety, security etc. of the urban environments?

The above frame for discussing streets traces their entanglement with everyday life, politics, economy, technology, communication, to name a few. This requires a process that would allow a wide range of tools and backgrounds to formulate specific but also global understandings of integrated and universal mobility of streets in 2030.

This conference continues to provide a platform for an international and interdisciplinary exchange of scholarship, on adaptive approaches towards transitional city streets.

IMPORTANT DATES
• September 2019: call for abstracts
• December 2019: abstracts cutoff date
• February 2020: abstract notification
• March 2020: paper cutoff date
• May 2020: paper notification
• 23 September-26 September 2020: conference venue
• See updates after the launching of the conference web page.

ABSTRACTS, PAPERS and PROCEEDINGS
The conference proceedings will be published and available in digital format to all conference participants. Only original papers, which are not published elswhere, are accepted for oral/poster presentation. Accepted papers should be presented during the sessions of the conference tracks running in parralel throughout the conference. The accepted conference papers will be published in the form of the Conference book of contributions. The authors of the selected papers will be invited to prepare papers for the issue of Urbani izziv / Urban challenge Journal: https://urbaniizziv.uirs.si/about or Igra ustvarjalnosti / Creativity game: https://www.iu-cg.org/ 

Detailed information about the Conference can be found at: http://www.ndu.edu.lb/city-street-4/home

Authors are invited to submit abstracts no later than 17 December 2019. You can start the process by registering on the webpage of Registration and Submission https://cs4.uirs.si/

See details about abstract / paper submission here: https://cs4.uirs.si/Portals/cs4/documents/call_for_abstracts_cs4.pdf

More in the Conference brochure: https://cs4.uirs.si/Portals/cs4/documents/cs4_brochure_final.pdf