Urban Form at the Edge
Urban morphology as a field of study has been developed primarily in Europe and North America, and more recently emerging as a recurrent topic in China and South America. As a counterpoint to this centric view, the 2013 ISUF conference explores aspect of Urban Form at the edge. In particular the conference examines 'off centre areas' such as India, Africa, Middle East, Central Asia and Australasia that require innovative approaches to the study of traditional as well as post-colonial and contemporary morphologies. Broader interpretation of urban form at the edge focuses on minor centres and suburbia, with their developing and transilient character; edge cities and regional centres; and new technologies and approaches that are developing alongside established methods, tools and theories of urban morphology.
The conference sub-themes are:
- Cities on the Edge - Cities on edge conditions, such as natural limits or political boundaries;
- Off centre - Urban form in emerging economies and postcolonial countries;
- On the Edge of the City - Peripheral areas and urban form in suburbia;
- Edge Cities – New urban conditions;
- Regional centres - Cities and towns with local importance, but at the edge of national or regional urban networks;
- Pushing the Edge – New technologies and new techniques.
South East Queensland incorporates both Brisbane and its neighbours Gold Coast City and Sunshine Coast region; this is the fastest growing metropolitan area of Australia. The rapid processes of urban transformation have brought about challenges that will be comparable with the experience of many developing nations.
Pre-conference tours will be arranged in Brisbane and post-conference tours will be organised to Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland.
- 08/02/2013 Abstract submission
- 08/03/2013 Notification of Acceptance
- 20/04/2013 Deadline for submission of full papers for pre-conference double blind peer review
- 01/06/2013 Deadline for registration of Presenters
- 17-20/07/2013 Conference
- 20/08/2013 Deadline for submission of full papers for post-conference double blind peer-review
Conference Organising Committee
Prof. Paul Sanders – QUT - Australia
Dr. Mirko Guaralda – QUT – Australia
Dr. Kai Gu – University of Auckland – New Zealand
Prof Tony Hall – Griffith University – Australia
As/Pro. Leigh Shutter– Griffith University – Australia