Cities - People - Places

04th International Conference on Cities, People and Places (ICCPP-2016)

 

Transforming Cities through place-making'; From Communities to Meaga Cities

 

October 30 - November, 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

The Department of Architecture of the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka in collaboration with its international and national academic partners is proud to announce the fourth International Conference on Cities, People & Places, will be held from October 30 to November 1, 2016, at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

 

THE THEME

 

Needless to say, a city is a conglomeration of places. The assembly of them is often a result of spontaneous evolutions that take place with the location of things, environmental factors, activities and people’s participation in them. Great cities in the world have thus ‘come into being’ through processes of accumulation, abandonment, rejuvenation and reinforcement of spontaneously evolving places as much as the deliberate location and creations of them. While the former is a people-driven every day process, the latter is what the planners and architects get involved in through their professional practice and skills.

 

Place-making is thus fundamental to architecture and planning. Yet, most architects and planners do not seem to understand the nuances of the idea nor do they employ such ideas often in making and re-making cities. As the UN in a report titled ‘Place-making and Future of Cities’ has reiterated, through the transformation of public spaces which help build a sense of community, civic identity and culture, cities can be transformed to great places for humanity to flourish. Indeed, creating functional, meaningful, productive and inclusive cities is perhaps the greatest challenge of this century. In order to achieve those objectives, there are no other ways other than employing the complex processes of place-making and place-enabling.  More ......

 

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NATIONAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
  • Archt. Plnr. Dr. Janaka Wijesundara, (Conference Chair), Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa

  • Archt. Dr. Gamini Weerasinghe, Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa

  • Archt. Prof. Samitha Manawadu, Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa

  • Archt. D.P. Chandrasekara, Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

 

Advisors:

Prof. Ali Madanipur, University of Newcastle, UK

Prof. Kim Dovey, University of Melbourne, Australia

Prof. Chye Kiang Heng, National University of Singapore, Singapore

 

Review Committee:

Prof. Frank Schwartze, University of Cottbus, Germany

Prof. Sandeep Agrawal, University of Alberta, Canada

Prof. Koen De Wandeler, University of Leuven, Belgium

Prof. Kapila Silva, University of Kansas, USA

Prof. L S R Perera, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

Prof. Rohinton Emmanuel, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Prof. Nalanie Mitraratne, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Prof. Sasanka Perera, South Asian University, India

Prof. Hooman Koliji, University of Maryland, USA

Prof. Luca Molinari, Faculty of Architecture, "L. Vanvitelli", Naples, Italy

Prof. Samuel Hammer, University of Boston, USA

ORGANIZED BY
   
Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, SRI LANKA

 

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIVE ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS
       

Department of Urban Planning, University of Alberta, Canada

 

 

Department of Architecture, KU Leuven , Belgium

 
       

Urbanism and Town Planning (LSO), University of Applied Science Lübeck, Germany

 

Department of Architecture and Interior Design,  University of Bahrain, Bahrain.

 

 
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LINKS  

University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka - www.mrt.ac.lk

Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa - http://www.mrt.ac.lk/archi/index.html

Urban Design Program-University of Moratuwa- http://www.mrt.ac.lk/archi/ud/index.html
 
 
 
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  IMPORTANT DATES  
     
 

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: 03rd June, 2016


Confirmation of acceptance of Abstracts: Within two weeks of receiving the abstract or latest 20th June, 2016


Full Paper submission: 04th September 2016


Peer Review Comments by: 26th August, 2016


Final Paper submission (Camera Ready): 01st October, 2016


Conference dates: 30th - 31st October, 2016


Early bird registration: 1st September 2016


Final date of Registration to be included in the Proceedings: 25th September 2016.


Final registration deadline: 25th September 2016

 
     
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  CONTACT  
     
 
Dr. Janaka Wijesundara
(Conference Chair)     
Department of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa
                       
Email: iccpp@uom.lk (Conference Secretariat)
 
Email: jawij@yahoo.com