1. Urban Theory
City axiology and its reasons
The sense of polis - if, where and how
Urban composition and orientation in the urban space
2. Urban Processes
The city - past, present, future
Contemporary polis and agglomeration (models of urbanization, monocentrism, polycentrism, compact city and sprawl)
What is inclusive, compact and mixed-use city?
Between urban and rural
3. Urbanization and de-urbanization
Geography and consequences of urban population growth, sustainable growth
Shrinking cities - a new chance for polis
4. Virtual cities, theory and technology
Virtual in reality, reality in virtual, material and immaterial
Idea project, implementation, use, mapping urban space, virtual models, smart cities
Virtual essences vs. Real experience of the city
5. Governance, social cohesion and urban policies
Will politics / policy bring us “the city” back?
Plan or project / regulation or deregulation, consequences.
The basis for the discussion during the three days of the congress 11 CTV “Back to the Sense of the City” shall be a reviewed publication which will be published as an e-book in Barcelona, in May 2016. The language of the publication will be English only.
This interdisciplinary book, thanks to the form of its publication (on the Internet) accessible to a wide group of readers, shall consists of articles submitted by congress participants, subjected to a two-stage assessment by an international panel of reviewers – members of the Scientific Committee of the Congress, and experts appointed by the Committee. According to the regulations of Polish Ministry of Science, the chapter in this monograph gives 5 points for the author.
The subject matter of the articles should correspond to the Thematic Axes defined by the Scientific Committee.
Detailed technical requirements referring to the abstracts (non-negotiable submission deadline 25th November 2015) and to full articles (non-negotiable submission deadline 15th March 2016) – go to downloads.
Another form of participation in the Congress is the presentation of a poster. Posters, presenting the subject matter defined in the Thematic Axes in a synthetic form, shall be presented on an exhibition which will be accompanying 11 CTV “Back to the Sense of the City”. Authors of the best 10 posters shall be granted an opportunity of presentation during a special poster session.
For posters, it is also necessary to submit an abstract (non-negotiable submission deadline 25 November 2015), in which the author (authors) shall specify the scope of the subject matter presented in the poster. The language of the posters shall be English only.
Detailed technical requirements referring to the abstracts (non-negotiable submission deadline 25 November 2015) and to ready posters (non-negotiable submission deadline 20 April 2016) – go to downloads.
Due to the formula of the congress 11 CTV “Back to the Sense of the City”, which will be based on work sessions (plenary and panel sessions) and discussions moderated by experts, it is also planned to publish the results and conclusions drawn by the Congress. They will be published directly after the completion of the proceedings, in a special issue of ACE – Architecture, City and Environment. The publication is planned to be issued in English and Spanish.
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