International
Federation for
Housing and
Planning

IFHP Centenary Congress 2013

Date(s): 
Saturday 08.06.2013 to Tuesday 11.06.2013
Location: 
London

A Tomorrow for Cities: The pivotal event of the year will be the Centenary World Congress which will be co-organised by the IFHP and TCPA and take place at University College London.

A Tomorrow for Cities: The pivotal event of the year will be the Centenary World Congress which will be co-organised by the IFHP and TCPA and take place at University College London.

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Faced with the challenges of the 21st century – economic uncertainty, the unequal and unfair distribution of wealth, climate change, health provision, illiteracy and poor education, water supply, social and political unrest – towns and cities are increasingly unable to cope with the demands and needs of citizens. Whether it’s the growth of the super-city region - shanty towns, homelessness, squalor, or overcrowding – housing and planning are at the heart of the problem and are also part of the solution.

The IFHP Centenary Congress takes a retrospective and prospective view of cities, reflecting on the lessons of the past and asking what tomorrow holds for human settlements, how the future of cities can be shaped, and what solutions are required to establish the sustainable societies of tomorrow.

Cities are constantly changing, forever in TRANSITION from one state to the next. Tomorrow’s cities need to be RESILIENT to environmental risks and able to withstand economic shocks. They must be INCLUSIVE in terms of how they are governed and planned, becoming places in which social justice shapes the physical and economic fabric. The three themes of CITIES IN TRANSITION, RESILIENT CITIES and INCLUSIVE CITIES give shape to the conference tracks, each dealing with cross cutting themes linking to the environmental, social, demographic, political and economic challenges facing cities and urban populations, and aiming to present an inspiring, positive vision and exploration of solutions to address these challenges.

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The IFHP Centenary Congress