Oxford Brooks – Expressions of interest to contribute to the second revised edition of the Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World are now invited. more….
The Design & The City conference explores citizen-centered design approaches for the smart city, addressing how social media, big data and other digital technologies may contribute to more sustainable, liveable and sociable urban communities. Specific focus of the conference is on the expanding role of designers as initiators, innovators, campaigners, connectors, organizers, critics and imagineers of alternative urban futures.
We are inviting proposals from designers, activists, researchers, media labs, and others for workshops to be held on April 22, 2016. Workshops are unique opportunities for engaging practitioners, researchers and conference attendees in a productive discussion. more…
The question of how different types of ‘planning’ should deal with uncertainty has taken on fresh importance. On the one hand, existential threats such as climate change, overpopulation, and new forms of global conflict expand the temporal and spatial horizons of our sense of responsibility as never before. On the other, the world is constructed increasingly as emergent, complex and non-linear; the ‘wicked’ problems it throws up are not amenable to modernist, top-down solutions. more….
Update 15/10/15: We have received a fantastic response to the first call for papers, drawing responses from over 35 different countries and a diverse range of disciplines including architecture, urban planning, heritage management, tourism studies and many more. The second call for papers is now open more….