Teaching Urban Planning in a Global Context

A Small Symposium on “Teaching Urban Planning in a Global Context”
as part of the 10th Annual International Conference on Urban Studies & Planning
1-4 June 2020, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Architecture

The Architecture Unit of ATINER is organizing a Small Symposium on “Teaching Urban Planning in a Global Context”, 1-4 June 2020, Athens, Greece as part of the 10th Annual International Conference on Urban Studies & Planning sponsored by the Athens Journal of Architecture.

The objective of this symposium is to highlight current and emerging issues related Planning Education in a global context. In this session, we invite planning practitioners, academics, students and others to engage in a discussion about the following questions:

  1. How do we prepare future planners to tackle pressing issues such as climate change, hyper-urbanization, immigration, or persistent racial segregation, which seem to demand new ideas and strategies?
  2. How can Planning education contribute to the creation of effective partnerships between universities and the communities they serve?
  3. How do we educate our students to succeed in the profession and job market that exists, while setting them up to be visionary about the future of the communities, cities, world in which they work?
  4. How do we reorient our teaching and research in response to the current global political, social and environmental movements affecting our world?

You may participate as presenter of one paper or observer.

Fee structure information is available on www.atiner.gr/fees.

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized, including a pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine-tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycenae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, a day trip to Delphi, and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to: atiner@atiner.gr, using the abstract submission form by the 18 May 2020 to:  Dr. Jesus J. Lara, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, The Ohio State University, USA. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (president@atiner.gr).

The association was established in 1995 as an independent world association of Academics and Researchers. Its mission is to act as a forum where Academics and Researchers from all over the world can meet in Athens, in order to exchange ideas on their research, and to discuss future developments in their disciplines.

The organizing and hosting of International Conferences and Symposiums, the carrying out of Research, and the production of Publications are the basic activities of ATINER.  Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 400 International Conferences and other events, and has published close to 200 books. In 2012, the Association launched a series of conference paper publications (click here), and at the beginning of 2014, it introduced its own series of Journals (click here).

Academically, the Association is organized into 6 Divisions, 37 Units and 6 Centers.  Each Unit organizes at least an Annual International Conference, and may also undertake various small and large research projects.

Academics and Researchers are more than welcome to become members and to contribute to ATINER’s objectives. If you would like to become a member, please download the relevant form (membership form). For more information on how to become a member, please send an email to: info@atiner.gr.