2.-4. November 2011
DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT The future of cities is a critical issue to todays' lifestyle. Now that more than half of the world’s population is urban, cities have transformations and decreasing the quality of life. Like living organisms, cities change: they grow and shrink, they flourish and decline.
1.-2. November 2011
Thanks to all who made the 3rd World Town Planning Day Online Conference a success! With registrants from more than 18 countries, we had a great time learning about different aspects of public spaces around the world: from the transformation of Guayaquil, Equador to strategies to regenerate public space at Internet City Dubai.
31. October-1. November 2011
From October 29 to November 4, the city of Amsterdam will host the first International Water Week in the Netherlands (IWW). The IWW highlights integrated solutions covering the entire water cycle. One of the conferences that will be organized during the week of the event is the conference Water Cities in Transition, Inspiring solutions in integrating urban design and water challenges.
24.-28. October 2011
Foremost amongst the challenges of the twenty first century is the relentless expansion of many of the world's cities, especially those in the developing world. ISOCARP's 47th World Congress on Liveable Cities/Urbanising World - meeting the challenge to be held in Wuhan in the heart of China, between 24 and 28 October 2011 will explore and debate some fundamental issues.
14. October 2011
IFHP's Spontaneous City Working Group hosted a one-day seminar on 14 October, and invited the international community in the Netherlands to share their research and personal and professional experiences about Spontaneous Cities. Programme included invited speakers, presentations, discussion and a short excursion.
11. September 2011
The 1st Meeting of the new IFHP Council was held on 11 September 2011 from 10 am - 12 noon. Agenda and meeting notes can be found in the governance section of the Member's Area. All IFHP Members are invited to attend Council Meetings as observers.
11.-13. September 2011
IFHP’s 55th World Congress (The Impact of Housing & Planning on the Economy, 11-14 Sept. 2011) was held this year in Tallinn, Estonia - a 2011 European Capital of Culture. The Congress explored the embedded synergies between housing, planning, sustainability and the wider economy.
8.-20. August 2011
The Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (YTK) at the Aalto University School of Science and Technology hosted the sixteenth edition of the YTK/IFHP Summer School in Finland. YTK started this programme in 1995 under the auspices of the IFHP. The course was organised in cooperation with the cities of Helsinki, Turku and Jyväskylä. The Director of the Summer School is Professor Panu Lehtovuori from Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn.
22.-25. May 2011
This four-day conference attracted more than 250 researchers and professionals from a staggering 55 countries. Absolutely inspirational was the motivation of all present to break down the traditional disciplinary silos of planning and water management – and try to put them back together again in an integrated manner, recognizing that we can get much better outcomes as a result.