The theme of the YPPA in 2012 is:
"Adaptive cities: new ideas for action. Trends, perspecitves and challenges of spatial development in a phase of de-growth an declin in Europe".
This years' award goes to Clenn Kustermans for the paper 'Shrinkage is Sexy: a New Strategy to Make a Shrinking Urban Area the Most Vital Part of Town'
Sebastian Seyfarth for the paper 'Costa de la Ruina: Neglected Places at the Costa des Sol All the Way from Malaga to Manilve'.
This Online Conference will bring together ideas from around the world about how advances in technology shape our environment. We are keen to attract papers that provide a perspective from outside the traditional realm of ‘planning and design’ as well as papers that draw on multi-disciplinary material. We hope to offer insights to help improve the built environment - our cities, towns, rural communities – and the natural environment.
The Housing Working group has been reactivated through a first meeting in London. In the meeting the aim and a preliminary program were discussed and stated. In line with IFHP’s mission statement, the main aim of the working group is to become a knowledge catalyst for IFHP members either working in, or with a special interest in housing themes. Some of the objectives connected with this aim are: provide opportunity for dialogue about emerging policies and practices, to monitor pilot projects.
The United Nations Rio+20 summit achieved its first success last night when a guide to 100 ready and available sustainable solutions was presented at the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Behind this tangible outcome is the Sustainia initiative, which IFHP and Realdania has proudly partnered with to help build a sustainable future.
In het Dutch Debate trekken wij de thematiek door naar stedelijke werkelijkheid in ons eigen land.
"A Decade of Planning" is a new initiative bringing together planners, urban professionals and politicians to discuss new visionary approaches to improving the livability and quality of life in the cities of tomorrow. This initiative is a partnership with IFHP, AESOP and ECTP-CEU
Good progress being made in planning for the 56th IFHP World Congress - Inclusive Cities in a Global World. The first confirmed keynotes and study visits, along with other key information, can be found on the Congress website. Keep checking back for updates!