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Oslo September 2008 – call for papers

by mel starrs on December 8, 2007

in Events & Conferences

This looks intriguing.

ABSTRACTS DUE February 1, 2008

ANNOUNCEMENTS of Accepted Papers March 1, 2008

COMPLETED DRAFTS DUE June 1, 2008

The Topic

Following successful Congresses in Berlin 2005 and Leeds 2006, the Council for European Urbanism will hold its third international congress in Oslo, Norway from the 14th to 16th September 2008.

The congress will discuss the rapidly-evolving topic of “Climate Change and Urban Design”. Papers are invited on the latest implications in science, policy, education and best practice. What is the latest science telling us? What are the consequences for urban development internationally? What are the practical solutions available to reduce climate gas emissions from urban settlements and transportation? What strategies are available to adapt to changing conditions?

The congress will welcome government officials, planners, architects, social scientists, ecologists, developers, local community activists, and all other development stakeholders who feel a responsibility to contribute to more sustainable urban development.

We invite authors engaged in urban development and climate change topics from all parts of the world to submit paper proposals with abstracts by February 1, 2008.

Announcements of accepted proposals will be on March 1, 2008. Completed drafts of papers will be due by June 1, 2008.

Topics look good ,especially:

THEME SIX: Innovative New Strategies

Papers in this category should discuss new theoretical or pragmatic approaches, such as certification schemes (LEED-ND in the USA, BREEAM in the UK, et al.), trading schemes, new coding approaches, and other innovations.

which we’ve been talking about recently and I’ve always fancied a trip to Norway.