Invitation to International Virtual Urban Design Conference - 09 - 11 December 2020
Published Date: Monday, 29 June 2020
At the 10th anniversary of its Urban Design Graduate Program (MSc in Urban Design) , EMU Department of Architecture is organizing an international virtual conference in collaboration with EMU Urban Research and Development Center (URDC). This international virtual conference, to be organised on 9-11 December 2020 is dedicated to 'Young Researchers Forum@Re-Discovering Urban Design' will include presentations related to ongoing and/or completed doctoral and/or master's research and/or post-doctoral research on urban design, with the aim to provide overarching views on urban design education and research. The International Urban Design Conference to be designed as 'Young Researchers Forum' will offer a rich discussion platform for all participants to present and share their research with senior mentors in urban design research and to exchange of knowledge in the field or urban design, which may then lead to development of networks and future collaborations for young researchers, both with senior researchers and / or with other graduate students.
The conference will be distributed to three days depending on the number of submissions. Since the presentations and discussion sessions will be online, we will prefer to have two-three presentations for each session, which will all be distributed to specific days and times, believing that this will give more opportunities and flexibility to all participants for active participation into various sessions.
The conference will include valuable keynote presentations by Prof. Deane Alan Simpson (The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark), Prof. Alex Krieger (Harvard University Graduate School of Design, USA) and Prof. Nikos Salingaros (University of Texas at San Antonio, USA) and with an Alumni-led Panel Discussion. Virtual city tours will also enrich the sessions, giving attendees an opportunity for digital readings of Cypriot cities and local urban spaces.
The peer-reviewed abstracts of all accepted presentations will be published in an open-access e-book of abstracts and all presented papers, after the process of a double-blind review process, will be published in the open-access Book of Proceedings and selected papers will be published in the Journal of Urban Research and Development (JURD) of EMU, either in a Special Issue or in the Summer and Winter 2021 Issues. At the end of the conference there will be an award for the Best Conference Paper.