JOIN US FOR A VITAL EXCHANGE OF FRONTIER KNOWLEDGE IN A CRITICAL TIME FOR CITIES
“The Ecology of Cities:
From Knowledge to ACTION”
59th IMCL Conference, October 10-13, 2023, at
Poundbury (Dorchester), UK
On the 30th Anniversary of the Pilot Development of HM King Charles III
GET THE EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT BY April 30TH
In partnership with the Prince’s Foundation, the Duchy of Cornwall, the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU) UK and Norway Chapters, the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), and other partners TBA
Join a distinguished international lineup of mayors, researchers, planners and NGO leaders. Special guest speakers to be announced.
AMONG THE TOPICS:
- Rapid Urbanization: Implementing the New Urban Agenda
- Implementing Ecologies of Place: Technologies, Practices, Finance
- Why Public Space Matters, and How We Can Provide It for ALL
- Climate Change and Urban Form: Mitigation, Adaptation, Resilience
- Cities (and Regions) on Foot: The Power of Urban Walkability and Public Transportation
- Sustainable Infrastructure: Complete Streets, Regenerative Utilities, and Public Transport
- Getting It Built: Sharing Case Lessons in Who, Why and How
BACKGROUND: Following our successful 2022 annual conference, “Architecture and the Edges of Public Space: Tools and Strategies for a New Urban Agenda,” the IMCL and its partners are pleased to announce the next conference in the acclaimed series begun in 1985. The IMCL is a unique peer-to-peer gathering of civic leaders and scholars dedicated to transitioning to a more livable, humane and ecological generation of cities, towns and suburbs. Once again, we will focus upon successful case studies and evidence-based research, sharing effective tools and strategies to drive real change.
NEXT CONFERENCE: In 2023, we will survey the state of knowledge about the challenges for cities, towns, suburbs and countrysides at this historic moment – when 193 member countries of the United Nations have pledged to implement a “New Urban Agenda,” achieving greater livability, equity, human development, and at the same time, more ecological forms of settlement for future generations. Moreover, we will focus particularly on how knowledge can translate into ACTION – into implementation of these urgent goals. We will examine the remaining barriers to achieving these and related goals, and study example projects where these barriers have been partially or wholly overcome. We will share this knowledge in a peer-to-peer format, gathering at one of the exemplar projects: Poundbury, in Dorchester, UK (2-1/2 hours by train from London).
YOU ARE INVITED to submit an abstract up to 300 words, without cost or obligation, on the main theme and/or the sub-themes listed below. Accepted presenters will be invited to register and present at a 15-minute breakout session (or plenary session, if invited). Full papers of up to 8,000 words plus figures will be invited and encouraged but not required, and due by April 30 to share with conference attendees.
ABSTRACT LENGTH: Maximum 300 words. Describe the paper/presentation topic, theme(s) addressed, relevance to the conference themes, and qualifications of the proposer(s). In addition, provide the name(s), affiliation and address of all proposed presenters.
EARLY DISCOUNT REGISTRATION ENDS APRIL 30TH, 2023.