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URBANIZATION IN CLIMATE CHANGE: Spatial Planning as a Strategy Towards Resilient and Low Carbon Cities

by Marco Kusumawijaya, 29.06.2010

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR PAPERS – Abstracts due 30 July 2010

Indonesian Association of Planners (IAP) – International Conference on

URBANIZATION IN CLIMATE CHANGE:

Spatial Planning as a Strategy Towards Resilient and Low Carbon Cities

http://conference-iap2010.com/

In response to the growing global concern on climate change and its impact to the cities, and hope to formulating the near ideal solution to maintain and improve the sustainability of the cities, Indonesian Association of Planners (IAP) is pleased to present international conference with the theme “URBANIZATION IN CLIMATE CHANGE: Spatial Planning as a Strategy Towards Resilient and Low Carbon Cities”. This event is an initiative of the IAP in collaboration with Directorate General of Higher Education – Ministry of Education and Makara UI (Universitas Indonesia), to be held on 19 – 20 October 2010 at Hotel Borobudur, Jakarta.

The aim of the conference is to promote a stronger collaboration among practitioners, academicians, community leaders, public and government officials, policy-makers, civic activists and other professionals from diverse disciplines and regions around the world in order to capture the benefits of urbanization, as well as mitigate and adapt to climate change and socioeconomic change and their impacts. Its objective is to share and learn from international and local experiences regarding current issues, best practices and policy implications of creative collaboration on spatial planning.

The following four suggested topic areas are intended to guide your submissions; however, they should not be viewed as exclusive which are:

1.       Climate Change Impact to Urban Infrastructure, including the topic of housing and settlement; road and other transportation infrastructure; social and economic facilities, and urban heritage building as well.

2.       The Risk of Urban Coastal Community, including the topic of vulnerability of the coastal area, the risk of economic activities, social behavior changes, and the lifestyle adaptation.

3.       Planning tools for Resilient City (adaptation), including the topic of saving resources consumption, climate governance, adapted community planning, and social capital for community resilience.

4.       Planning tools for Low-Carbon City (mitigation), including the topic of public transportation system, energy saving, green lifestyle, carbon emission, and re-urban design.

We expect the papers will come from the interdisciplinary approach which emphasize on integrating the spatial planning approach to the climate change factors.

For further information please view http://conference-iap2010.com/


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2 Responses to “URBANIZATION IN CLIMATE CHANGE: Spatial Planning as a Strategy Towards Resilient and Low Carbon Cities”

  1. Regardless of the cause the one point that most people miss when talking about climate is that we have to be prepared for change. It is pure human fantasy to assume that the Earth today is some sort of steady state system that is supposed to remain exactly as it is. Ocean levels will change and coastlines along with it. Rain belts will shift (North Africa used to be the bread basket of the Roman Empire before the Sahara ate it) and glaciers will flow and retreat. Nearly all the ideas in the climate debate are built on the false supposition that the climate that supports the current geopolitical state is the norm. Let’s quit trying to find someone to blame and figure out how to deal with change that will come regardless of whose fault it is.

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