International Conference, 14.11.2017, 10am-8pm | Architekturpavillon at TU Braunschweig
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ISU Talks #5 FUTURE CITIES – Urbanism in a digitalizing world

The fast spreading of digital technologies into our daily life is generating inevitable transformations in our society. Digital ubiquity is changing the way we perceive and interact with the urban realm. The digitalization of analysis, planning and design processes creates the opportunity to decode the complex dynamics of current challenges of cities.

An integrative view of the city as a complex and responsive system is fundamental for its sustainable development. Future cities are being shaped at this very moment by means of data production. The translation of data into real knowledge is one of the most important challenges, giving space for integrated, flexible and responsive solutions.
Thus the way cities are designed shifts and the digitalization acquires more significance under sustainable views. Ultimately these changes will enable cities to “improve the efficiency, equity and quality of life for its citizens in real time” (Batty et al. 2012).

The public event at the Institute for Sustainable Urbanism (ISU), TU Braunschweig, brings together researchers, academics, professionals, experts, industry as well as decision makers of municipalities. The conference seeks to explore the potentials and challenges of digitalization for
urbanism and how it will  shape our cities.


» DOWNLOAD: Invitation (PDF)
Date: 14.11.2017, 10am – 8pm
Venue: Architekturpavillon, TU Braunschweig (Pockelsstraße 4, 38106 Braunschweig, Google Maps)



10:00 Welcome
10:10 Introduction
10:30 Poster Session
12:30 Lunch Break
13:30 Symposium: Urbanism in a digitalizing world
18:00 Coffee Break
18:30-19:30 Architekturpositionen: Caroline Bos (Open Session)
20:30-20:45 Closing

» DOWNLOAD: Official Programme (PDF)



Caroline Bos
Caroline Bos, UNStudio
Caroline Bos (Prof.) is Co-founder and Principal Urban Planner of UNStudio, and Honorary Professor at the University of Melbourne. UNStudio presents itself as a network of specialists in architecture, urban development and infrastructure.
Image Credits: UNStudio

Dana Behrman
Dana Behrman is an Urban Designer at UNStudio. Dana has been practicing as an urban designer for the past seven years, and previously worked as an architect and urban designer in other international offices.
Image credits: UNStudio

Sven Schneider
Sven Schneider, Bauhaus-University
Sven Schneider (Prof. Dr.) is professor at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and conducts research on generative design, design automation, design methodology and analysis of spatial configurations.  |
Image Credits: Schneider, S. 2016.

Pablo Martínez and Mar Santamaria Varas
Pablo Martínez and Mar Santamaria Varas, 300.000 Km/s
Pablo Martínez and Mar Santamaria Varas are architects founders of 300.000Km/s, a firm of architects, urban planners and engineers that provides design, data analysis and consulting services for cities. They are professors in the Master in City and Technology of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia – IAAC.
Image Credits: 300.000Km/s

Ilka Ruby
Ilka Ruby is a Berlin-based publisher and curator on issues surrounding architecture and urbanism.  Together with her partner Andreas Ruby, she founded  textbild, an office for architectural communication, and Ruby Press, a publishing house with a focus on architecture, art, and other cultural practices engaged in the production of space.
Image credits: Ilka Ruby

(Unfortunately Dr. Emine Mine Thompson will not be able to join us.)

Please register by November 03, 2017.

Herewith I agree to pay the following conference fee according to my status.
Fees incl. food, beverages as well as conference proceedings.

 TU Braunschweig (free) Academic external (17,85€ Including taxes 19%) Other (41,65€ Including taxes 19%)


The submission deadline for abstracts is September 24th, 2017.
We appreciate your contributions, the date of the notification of the decision regarding submissions is October, 13th.

# Urban Design, Urban Space, Smart/Intelligent Cities,
# Design Tools, Computational Tools,
# Collaboration & Participation, Human-computer Interaction,
# Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality & Holography,
# Modeling & Simulation, Prediction & Evaluation,
# City Information Modelling, Big Data, Geodata,
# Autonomous Drive, Drones, Interfaces, Sensors

The selected abstracts will be presented in a Poster Session; each author will have 5 minutes to present, the format of the poster and details of the Session will be announced soon.


Submission Dates

Abstracts (without author identification) 17-Sep-2017
Abstracts (without author identification) 24-Sep-2017
Authors informed of results of abstracts submissions 13-Oct-2017
Final abstract submission 03-Nov-2017
ISUTalks#5 Conference 14-Nov-2017


This conference is made possible by the generous support of: