An Urbanicity Alert: REAL CORP 2018

REAL CORP 2018 - Expanding Cities – Diminishing Space

Are “Smart Cities” the solution or part of the problem of continuous urbanisation around the globe?


23rd International Conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development in the Information Society


4-6 APRIL 2018
TU WIEN, AUSTRIA

 


 

After the full paper review which is the second step or our double-blind, two-stage review process, we are glad to publish the definitive conference programme of REAL CORP 2018.

You can find the conference programme here:

http://www.corp.at/Download/CORP2018/realcorp2018programme.pdf

 

Vienna moves

We would like to encourage you for a conference stay in Vienna. Here are some impressions from our city – according to Mercer still the most liveable in the world:

https://vimeo.com/252195194

 

REAL CORP 2018 Special Sessions

REAL CORP 2018 offers some sessions on special topics as listed below:

(1) Book presentation "Underground Spaces Unveiled" by Han Admiraal and Antonia Cornaro; 4 April 2018, 16:00 – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

(2) "Promoting Active Mobility: From Research into Practice" chaired by tbw Research, Vienna, AT; 5 April 2018, 09:00

(3) "ISOCARP Next City Seminar" by International Society of City and Regional Planners; 5 April 2018, 11:00

(4) Panel discussion "Do more with the city: What real estate business can contribute towards a smarter, more beautiful, more liveable city and what it needs to do so" chaired by Alexander Ghezzo (in German language); 5 April 2018, 14:00 – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

(5) "Gaia in Colors – Densification and Expansion of the Urban within the Natural" chaired by Franz Nahrada (in German language); 5 April 2018, 16:00

(6) "Instrumente zur Bewertung systemischer Wirkungen von Verkehrsmaßnahmen: Indikatoren für nachhaltige Entwicklung und Rebound-Risiko im Test" chaired by Bernhard Fürst, TRAFFIX Verkehrsplanung, Vienna (in German language); 6 April 2018, 09:30

 

Conference registration

If you have not registered for conference participation yet, please read on: Newsletter recipients may register for a specially reduced fee until 18 March entering the bonuscode "corpcityvienna" in the registration form.

Registration at http://my.corp.at

If your institution wants to send a larger number of conference participants, please get into contact with us via e-mail (office@corp.at) to arrange individual conditions..

The conference at a glance

REAL CORP 2018

Expanding Cities – Diminishing Space

Are “Smart Cities” the solution or part of the problem

of continuous urbanisation around the globe?

4-6 APRIL 2018

TU WIEN, VIENNA; AUSTRIA

The world’s total population is expected to hit the 10 billion point in the 2060s, more than 70 % living in urban areas. Cities are not only growing in population, but are expanding in area. Even with constant number of inhabitants there is a demand for more space. As a consequence cities also grow into 3rd dimension: “up into the sky” and “going underground”. Many cities kind of expand in time, become “cities that never sleep”, extending their urban activities to 24 hours per day all the year round – 24/365. Even in countries and regions with constant or declining population numbers, it is still the cities that attract people.

While the “hunger” in the literal sense for food and resources is growing, the “spaces in between”, especially agricultural land, but also natural retreats and buffer zones are diminishing. These aspects of city expansion do not only lead to massive changes all over the world, they also arise multiple challenges, chances and risks which have to be dealt with in planning processes.

Smart urban technologies promise a contribution to the solution of multiple challenges we are facing in cities. However, these technologies are a precondition for the management and also for the growth of bigger and bigger urban agglomerations. Is this development sustainable? How resilient are huge urban systems based on highly complex technology?

An essential aspect is to overcome “disciplinary approaches” and having a holistic view of the city – an approach that urban planners claim to have been using forever. With all the technology in focus of course the goals of sustainability and resilience remain as important as they have always been. Cities are mainly about people and not about technology, so it is still “quality of life” that should be in focus.

REAL CORP 2018 is going to show the current state of the art as well as to present projects and approaches for the use of future technology.

It would be a great honour to be able to welcome you to REAL CORP 2018 in April in Vienna. All information on REAL CORP 2018 can be found at www.corp.at as usual.


 

Partner event

Cool Planning: Changing Climate and Our Urban Future

54th ISOCARP congress, 1-5 October 2018, Bodø, Norway

On a warming planet, good urban planning is about delivering cooler cities. The 54th World Congress of ISOCARP is calling on the best and brightest of the planning profession to come to Bodø, Norway, and help save civilisation.You can submit a paper, a case study/practical experience or a session proposal. Submit your abstract here.

Deadline for abstract submission is 31 March 2018.

Have a look at the Call for Contributions and the Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities.

For detailed congress information visit isocarp.org/2018congress/

 


 

Co-operation partners

REAL CORP 2018 is a co-operation of

  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Dept. of Town Quarter Planning

 


 

It would be a great honour to be able to welcome you to REAL CORP 2018 in April in Vienna. All further information on REAL CORP 2018 can be found at http://www.corp.at as usual.

With best regards from Vienna,

Manfred Schrenk, Clemens Beyer and the REAL CORP Team

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