Publication opportunities Conference proceedings to be published in Elsevier Procedia.
Cities are incredibly vibrant centres of innovation, education, employment and commerce. They are the heart of the modern global economy and as such they continue to attract rural migrants seeking a better quality of life for themselves and their families. Today, more than half of the world population lives in urban areas, and each week, the urban population increases globally by 1.3 million.
As we become a mainly urban species, we have significant challenges and exciting opportunities ahead of us, as we try to transition towards more:
Contributions for oral and
poster presentations are invited on each of these themes and for
inclusion in accepted workshops by 3 March 2016:
View the list of workshops here
These contributions may be generic in nature or be specific to a particular geographical region, or typologies of city based on population size, economic structure, geography, or other classification scheme; they may be specific to a theme or cut across several themes (examples of cross-cutting themes might include planning and governance strategies, decision support tools, envisioning and transition studies and strategies); and they may also consider particular urbanisation challenges, such as growth and shrinkage, planning and building new urban developments or re-planning and renovating existing ones.
Urban Transitions 2016 will bring together researchers, policy-makers, government representatives and practitioners to review these themes.
Parallel sessions supplemented by large poster sessions will include a number of structured networking opportunities and structured round table discussions to synthesise discussions and make recommendations for the future.