International Conference on “Changing Cities”:
Spatial, morphological, formal & socio-economic dimensions

Skiathos island, Greece

June 18 to 21, 2013

   

 
 

 

Dear Colleagues,

We have the pleasure to invite you to the International Conference on “Changing Cities: Spatial, morphological, formal & socio-economic dimensions”, which will take place on Skiathos island, Greece, 18-21 June 2013. The conference is organized by the Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly, in collaboration with the Technical Chamber of Greece.

The main conference goal is to present and appoint issues related to “Metropolitan cities in transformation”, regarding to: Urban Design in Planning, Architectural Design & New Technologies, Sustainable Urban Planning & Development, Urban Cultures & Public Open Spaces, Urban Landscapes, Landscape Planning & Design, Historical Centers & Built Heritage Management, Transportation Planning and Policy in cities, Urban Planning Laws, Real Estate & Property Rights, Environmental Urban Planning, Green Architecture & Urban Design, Urban Economic Development, Place Marketing & City Branding, Shrinking cities, Divided cities, Migration, multinational and multicultural societies & Urban Planning.

This conference aspires to bring together architects, urban designers, landscape designers, urban planners, urban geographers, urban economists, urban sociologists and demographers, to question new challenges and to become a forum of transaction of ideas on changing cities.

The submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and the authors will be notified on time of the outcome of the evaluation. The manuscripts that will be selected as oral or poster presentations will be published in hard copy at the conference book of abstracts. Full papers will be published in book format e-proceedings with a separate ISBN number. Details for the full paper preparation will be given to authors after notification of paper acceptance.

The organizing committee is in contact with international scientific journals and selected papers from the conference may be published in special issues, after they have been reviewed. The participants will be informed regarding this possibility by e-mail.
A volume based on the proceedings of the conference on "Changing Cities" will be published in Cambridge Scholars.
Moreover the potential scientific journals for publication of special issues are:
a) Journal of Urban Design, Carfax Publishing, Taylor and Francis Group,
b) International journal of Sustainable Development and Planning, WIT Publications, UK,
c) The Open Urban Studies,
d) Urban Studies Research,
e) Urban Design International,
f) Multi: The Journal of Responsible Architecture & Design (please register at http://www.multi-journal.org).

All academic researchers, professionals and policy makers interested in the area of the conference are invited to present papers related to the conference topics. Indicate your preference for an oral or poster presentation. Authors are requested to submit abstracts by e-mail as a Word file attachment to the Conference Secretariat, by February 4th, 2013.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Conference Secretariat:

Maria Makropoulou, Dipl. Architect, PhD candidate, Lab of Urban Morphology and Design, Dept. of Planning & Regional Development, Faculty of Engineering, University of Thessaly, 38334 Volos, Greece. Tel.: +30 24210 74422, Fax: +30 24210 74380, e-mail: umlab@uth.gr

Chrysa Triantafyllidou, Dipl. Planner, Lab of Urban Morphology and Design, Dept. of Planning & Regional Development, Faculty of Engineering, University of Thessaly, 38334 Volos, Greece. Tel.: +30 24210 74422, Fax: +30 24210 74380, e-mail: umlab@uth.gr


On behalf of the Organizing Committee,

Aspa Gospodini, Chairman
University of Thessaly

Athanasios Kungolos, Vice Chairman
University of Thessaly