On 5-6 November the Urban Knowledge Network Asia (UKNA) held its first annual Roundtable, which brought together scientific representatives and a number of researchers from the 14 partner institutes of the UKNA research exchange network. The venue was the Faculty of Architecture at the Technical University in Delft, one of the Dutch partners in the network.
The Delft Roundtable will be the first of four major, annual events bringing together all partner institutes of the Urban Knowledge Network Asia. The Roundtable has the dual objective of:
For various historical reasons, Taipei represents a unique laboratory for democratic contestation and engagement around the subject of heritage in Asia. Taipei's rich history at the crossroads of diverse cultures and influences has contributed to the shaping of a unique urban landscape. Today, the greater Taipei can claim to possess "multiple heritages", combining the material as well as the immaterial; modern as well as traditional; urban, peri-urban and rural; and indigenous as wel as more recent and imported heritages.
The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) announces a working conference on "Urban Developments and emerging issues on Inclusion, Governance and Sustainability in India" and invites abstracts of conference papers. Invited institutes:
On behalf of the Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands:
- Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS)
- Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
- Rotterdam Global Health Initiative (RGHI)
- Faculty of Law
On behalf of Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands:
In a response to recent flooding Thailand and particularly Bangkok is trying to find answers on what went wrong and what went right. The IIAS has jointly organised, with the Thailand Environment Institute (TEI) and the Association of SIAM Architects (ASA), a training programme on the consequences of climate change for urban planning.