Call for Proposals: Mirroring Contemporary Metropolises


The "International Symposium Innovative Mobility and Urban Design Mirroring Contemporary Metropolises" is an invitation addressed to both new and established researchers, as well as experts from both the private or public spheres, who seek to rethink - or even revolutionize - mobility as a societal problem and/or practice, as well as its relation to metropolitan territories and places, through fields of knowledge and action as varied as architecture, engineering, geography, new technologies, and others.

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The Innovative Metropolitan Mobilitiy Chair, AMUP (Architecture, Morphologie/Morphogenèse Urbaine, Projet) and LIVE (Laboratoire Image Ville et Environnement de l'Université de Strasbourg) laboratories, in partnership with the Eurométropole of Strasbourg (EMS), are pleased to announce that the Innovative mobility and urban design: Mirroring contemporary metropolises international symposium is now open for proposals.

The underlying premise of this event is that a new inter-disciplinary, inter-cultural and inter-stakeholder dialogue is necessary in order to respond effectively to the urban mobility issues put forward by the three pillars (social, political and cultural) of sustainable development. How to combine the growing necessity and desire for speed in travel, with the imperative of reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gases? At the same time, how to achieve better quality public space dedicated to or crossed by mobility? How to ensure that the mobility of people, whether undergone or chosen, is part of a municipal and societal project that is acceptable and sustainable? The symposium presents itself as an opportunity to collectively reflect on these questions by discussing (research or practice) experiences where mobility issues are related to urban, architectural, public space and energy transition concerns and challenges. The objective of this event is thus to deepen and exchange knowledge on these topics by mirroring research and research-action experiences, experimental approaches and methodologies developed in different contemporary metropolitan contexts.

The event will take place at Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture (ENSA) Strasbourg on 28th & 29th of June 2018

Abstracts of approx. 1,500 characters containing the title of the presentation, a short argument, main bibliographic references, accompanied by a short curriculum vitae (500 characters specifying the name, telephone number, e-mail address and institutional affiliation /private practice position), must be sent to:

Submission deadline
March 31, 2018

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