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From: GEORGOULIS DIMITRI <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Sat, 11 Jan 1997 07:37:41 -0500
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NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
DEPARTMENT OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING



FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS


INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Urban, Regional, Environmental Planning and Informatics to Planning in
an Era of Transition?

Athens, Greece - October 22-24, 1997


Organiser: National Technical University of Athens
  Faculty of Architecture (Department of Urban and Regional Planing)
  Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Division of Computer Science)
  Department of Chemical Engineering

Co-organisers
  Development Planning Unit, Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, University
College London
  Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR)
  Technical University of Berlin, Institute for Town and Regional Planning
  Technical University of Vienna

Aim of the Conference
Nowadays spatial, social, economic and environmental planning is taking place in a landscape
that changes rapidly from an institutional and environmental point of view. Planning affects,
and is affected by, those changes that constitute an era of social and economic transition. In
this context questions are being raised concerning the role of planning, the tools that planning
uses for spatial analysis and policy making, and the nature of planning in that transitory social,
political and natural environment.

This landscape of changes affects planning from several points of view: planning theory,
planning practice and planning education. These changes concern the area of scope, values and
means for planning analysis and planning formations. Informatics has become an indispensable
part of today?s planning schemes and practice offering the opportunity to materialise the
notion of interdiscipline and comprehensives but at the same time giving rise to the matter of
controlling personal and collective life. It is obvious that the transitory era where we plan and
we live in, imposes challenges and constraints to planning. Consequently, the main subject of
the conference, is to delve and search for the underlying forces which shape the transitory era
and also the role of planning in a society where its basic institutions and structures deny
collective action, despite the fact that it cannot exist without them.

The Structure of The Conference
The conference will run in three major tracks: (a) URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING,
(b) ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING and (c) INFORMATICS IN PLANNING. Each one of
these tracks will run for three consecutive days, while during the fourth day of the conference
conclusions from each one of them will be put together for the final conclusion concerning
positions and aspects of the role and nature of planning in a society where values and concepts
change rapidly and new methods for policy formations are introduced to planing in order to
control the activities and shape the relations between human, natural and built environment.

Possible Topics

Track  1: Urban and Regional Planning
  Issues concerning the theory and philosophy of planning
  Social and economic aspects of urban and regional planning
  Urban Design: issues and aspects
  Metropolitan Planning: issues, solutions, plans and problems
  Land control, land uses, and land prices
  Social aspects of planning and management of the urban space
  Urban Migration: implications for effective planning
  Social aspects of planning urban networks
  The regional problem (theory and practice)
  Issues of regional development
  European Union regional policies and its consequences to social and economic
development
  The problem of uneven development in European Union countries
  Capital and labour movement between metropolis and hinterland
  Case studies of regional development
  Social exclusion and the new urban poor in European cities
  The European Union and the Urban Question (Green Paper on the urban environment,
Europe 2000, Europe 2000 +, The European Charter of Women?s rights in the City,
Quarters en Crise,...)

Track  2: Environmental Planning
  Environmental value systems in planning formation
  Economic development vs. environmental cost
  Transport land use and sustainable urban development
  The dimension of the environment in urban and regional planning (issues and case studies)
  Environmental policies, facts and illusions
  Environment and sustainable development
  Environmental management in urban areas
  Air, soil and water pollution: modelling and monitoring
  Environmental management strategies
  Issues of pollution and transportation policies




Track  3: Informatics in Planning
  Data modelling and management issues in spatial planning
  GIS systems for urban, regional and environmental planning applications
  Prototype GIS systems
  Distributed, heterogeneous information systems and their application to GIS
  Quality aspects of spatial information
  Expert systems for spatial planning
  Decision making support systems in urban, regional and environmental planning
  Use of remote sensing technologies in spatial planning
  Decision support systems for planning of Urban Regional Services and Aspects.
  Organisation and processing of GIS

SUBMISSIONS
Authors are requested to submit 4 copies of full papers (not abstracts), in English, to Prof.
Dimitri Georgoulis, Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, National
Technical University of Athens, Zographou 157 73, Athens, Greece (e-mail
[log in to unmask]; tel. +30-1 -772-1591, FAX +30-1 -772-1587).  The title page of the paper
should contain the title, author, affiliation, the contact author?s mailing address, telephone
number, fax number and e-mail address, as well as an abstract and the track the paper is
submitted to. The length of a paper should be at most 20 pages double spaced (less than 7000
words), including figures and bibliography. The Program Committee will evaluate the papers
based on scientific significance, originality and relevance to the conference.

IMPORTANT DATES
Deadline for receiving full papers:     April 1, 1997
Information on acceptance sent out:     July 1, 1997
Papers due on camera-ready form:        September 1, 1997

GENERAL CONFERENCE CHAIRPERSON
Prof. Nikos Kalogeras, (Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, NTUA)

PROGRAME  COMMITTEE
David Abel, CSIRO (Australia)
Louis Albrechts, Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium)
Gerd Albers, Technical University of Munich (Germany)
Andreas  ndreadakis, NTUA (Greece)
Markos Bonazountas, NTUA (Greece)
Flavio Bonfatti, University of Modena (Italy)
Peter Christiansen, University of Aarhus (Denmark)
Leila de Floriani, University of Genova (Italy)
Andrew Frank, Technical University of Vienna (Austria)
Dieter Frick, Tehcnical University of Berlin (Germany)
Max Graglia, University of Sheffield (UK)
Oliver Guenther, Humboldt University (Germany)
Nigel Harris, University College London (UK)
Kostis Hatzimichalis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)
Terjie Kleven, Norwegian Inst. for Urban and Regional Research (Norway)
Antonis Kontopoulos, NTUA (Greece)
Robert Laurini, University of Lyon and INSA (France)
Lila Leontidou, London University (UK)
Maria Loisidou, NTUA (Greece)
Yannis Manolopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)
Nikos Markatos, NTUA (Greece)
Michael Mattingly, University College London (UK)
Babar Mumtaz, College London (UK)
Petter Naess, Norwegian Inst. for Urban and Regional Research (Norway)
Jon Naustdalslid, Norwegian Inst. for Urban and Regional Research (Norway)
Dimitris Papadias, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong)
Soukry Roweis, University of Toronto (Canada)
Michel Scholl, CNAM and INRIA (France)
Timos Sellis, NTUA(Greece)
Despina Sergidou, HIT (Cyprus)
Gerd Shmidt-Eichstaed, Technical University of Berlin (Germany)
Terence Smith, University of California Santa. Barbara (U.S.A)
Arena Tes, Norwegian Inst. for Urban and Regional Research (Norway)
Thanassis Tsakalidis, University of Patras (Greece)
Agnes Voisard, Free University of Berlin (Germany)
Horst Wunderlich, Technical University of Berlin (Germany)
Maria Zachariou, WDD (Cyprus)
Karine Zeitouni, University of Versailles Saint-Quentin (France)

ORGANIZING  COMMITTEE
Timos Sellis, Gerd Shmidt-Eichstaed, Ntina Vaiou, Louis Wassenhoven,  Maria Loisidou,
Dimitri Georgoulis, Jon Naustdalslid, Andrew Frank, Patrick Wakely

For further information, please contact: Prof. Dimitri Georgoulis, Dept.of Urban and
Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens,
Zographou 157 73, Athens, Greece (e-mail [log in to unmask]; tel. +30-1 -772-1591, FAX
+30-1 -772-1587) or visit our web page  http://www.upln.arch.ntua.gr/

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