From Plans to Land Change: Dynamics of Urban Regions
22. April 202122 April 2021, 17:00
Online via Hopin
Anna Hersperger, Robert Pazur, Susanne Senn
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Cities and urban regions are among the most dynamic land use systems in the world, with dramatic consequences for the provision of ecosystem services and people's livelihoods. Planning is a multifaceted activity with extensive experience in managing these urbanisation processes. However, our understanding of planning's contribution to shaping urban land use, form and structure is still incomplete, with serious implications for the effectiveness of urban planning and land change models.
This international conference brought together the community of scholars in the field to enjoy and discuss four outstanding keynote presentations, 35 inspiring presentations in parallel sessions, engaging thematic discussions and an exciting closing panel discussion. With 130 registered participants from 28 countries, we connected a community around the globe and thoroughly enjoyed the lively discussions and online interactions.
We thank you for your participation.
The conference was financially supported by the CONCUR project and sponsored by the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL.
Dena Kasraian is Assistant Professor of Urbanism and Urban Architecture at the Department of the Built Environment, Eindhoven University of Technology. She has experience in the fields of architecture, urbanism and transportation and is interested in conducting multidisciplinary research between these fields. Her research interests include investigating long-term transport-land use interactions, determinants of travel demand and urbanization, and the role of spatial policies, using geographic information systems and quantitative spatial analysis.
Stefan Siedentop is Professor for Spatial Planning at the Technical University of Dortmund and Managing Director of Research in the ILS-Institute for Regional and Urban Development (ILS). He graduated in spatial planning at the University Dortmund and started his academic career as a research assistant and project manager at the Leibniz-Institute of Environmental and Regional Development (IÖR) in Dresden. In 2007, Stefan Siedentop was appointed as a full professor of spatial and environmental planning at the Institute of Regional Development Planning, University of Stuttgart. He headed the institute until 2012 before taking up his current position in Dortmund. His research addresses the analysis of urban spatial structure and urban change at different spatial scales as well as policies of urban growth management and sustainable land use.
Peilei Fan is a Professor of Urban & Regional Planning at Michigan State University. Focusing on urban environment, sustainability and innovation, her research has been funded mostly by NASA and NSF. She has been the Secretary General of International Association of Landscape Ecology (2019-24), a Public Intellectuals Program Fellow of the National Committee on US-China Relations (2019-20), and a Fulbright US Scholar in Taipei and Shanghai (2017-18).
Angelus Eisingeris a historian of urban planning. Since 2013 he is director of RZU (Planungsdachverband Region Zürich und Umgebung), a Zürich based think tank on spatial planning. From 2008-2013 he held the Chair of Metropolitan History and Culture at HafenCity University in Hamburg. He habilitated at the ETH Zürich and published multiple books and research papers on urban transformation and the impact of planning.