The Council for European Urbanism is co-hosting a symposium and walking tour in the splendid city of Delft on October 10, 2013. This is in association with the conference at Delft University of Technology, “Complexity, Cognition, Urban Planning and Design”, 10-12 October, 2013.
Among our topics will be a new research agenda for the CEU, on the topic of “evidence-based urbanism”. In spite of the economic issues that have made these and other efforts difficult to advance of late, the problems of cities (and the responsibilities and opportunities for professionals) remain as urgent as ever. Opportunities are also expanding for coordinated research networks and other forms of collaborations for “strength in numbers.” Put differently, the mission of the CEU remains as urgent as ever.
Our walking tour of Delft will begin at 11AM on the steps of City Hall in the main square, and will include a break for lunch.
We will then meet at 1PM at the conference venue (Architecture Building of Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 134) in Room 01 WEST 060. We will break before 5PM to attend the plenary conference events in the same building.
We heartily encourage you to attend the full conference too, which will include legendary planners and architects like John Habraken, Juval Portugali, Bill Hillier, Stephen Marshall and Mike Batty, as well as other remarkable leaders in neuroscience, cognitive psychology and ecology.
Full information is at http://www.bk.tudelft.nl/index.php?id=75204&L=1
The symposium and walking tour are co-organized by the CEU, the Environmental Structure Research Group, and Sustasis Foundation.