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The City and Complexity 2020 : The City and Complexity – Life, Design and Commerce in the Built Environment

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Link: https://architecturemps.com/london-2020/
 
When Jul 17, 2020 - Jul 19, 2020
Where London
Submission Deadline Apr 1, 2020
Notification Due Apr 15, 2020
Final Version Due May 15, 2020
Categories    sustainability   design   business   sociology
 

Call For Papers

This conference examines the city as a complex issues involving the worlds of business, sustainability, public health, urban planning, architecture and social infrastructures.

On that basis, it seeks cross-disciplinary perspectives from this range of fields.

CALL:

Today, ideas like the ‘business cluster’ are well established tenets of geographical economics. Research agencies prioritise place based approaches to economic growth as a matter of course. Architects such as Rem Koolhaas and Patrik Schumacher embrace the chaos of the Neoliberal city. Others such as Teddy Cruz emphasise housing, community activism and social responsibility. Engineers offer technical solutions to environmental design while the Rockefeller Foundation has highlighted city resilience. The United Nations has argued that ‘while cities bring opportunities, they also foster health epidemics’.

In this complex scenario nothing is isolated. New Urbanism can be analysed using space syntax. The walkable city can be aligned with Transport Orientated Development. Designers can be commissioned as tools of economic regeneration. Housing can be linked to financial crisis. The artistic and cultural heritage of our cities can become touristic futures. Health concerns can dictate urban design and regional planning.

This complexity has historical roots. By the early 1970s, spatial relationships had been fully embedded into financial theory. The city as a spatio-economic phenomena had been linked to ‘the right to the city’. Art and design had been fully commodified. The demolition of the Pruitt Igoe housing complex had been identified as the moment of modernism’s death. The Environmental Protection Agency had been set up. Sustainable design was on the agenda and, within a decade, the UN Healthy Cities initiative would be operative globally.

Some 50 years after the introduction of complexity theory and the establishment of the city as an interdisciplinary entity, this conference asks where are we now in our understanding of the city as an integrated phenomenon.

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Themes:
Seeing the urban phenomenon as not reducible to single issues, this conference asks you to bring your disciplinary expertise to a forum examining the city through the lens of complexity theory – as inevitably fragmented but simultaneously interconnected and changing. As such it welcomes contributions on the following strands (click for details):

1) Urban Design | Architecture | Interiors | Landscape

2) Engineering | Infrastructure | Sustainability

3) Housing | Public Health | Sociology | Human Geography

4) Economics | Business | City Management | Government Policy and Planning

5) Cultural Studies | Art History | Social History

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