Saturday, January 3, 2009

International Symposium: Revitalising Built Environments: Requalifying Old Places For New Uses”.
“Revitalising Built Environments: Requalifying Old Places For New Uses”.
12-16 October 2009

IAPS, International Association for People-Environment Studies
IAPS Housing Network
IAPS CSBE-Culture and Space in the Built Environment

Istanbul Technical University

The Steering Committee of the joint international symposium organized by the IAPS - CSBE; Culture and Space in the Built Environment, Network and the IAPS-Housing Network is pleased to announce that it will be held in Istanbul 12 - 16 October 2009. The symposium will address the theme of “Revitalising Built Environments: Requalifying Old Places For New Uses”. This symposium is the 4th of a series of international symposium organized by the IAPS-International Association of People-Environment Studies- CSBE Network. The first symposium of the network was “Culture and Space in the Home Environment”(Istanbul in 1997), then ‘Traditional Environments in a New Millenium: Defining Principles and Professional Practice’, (Amasya in 2001), and ‘Social Change and Spatial Transformation in Housing Environments’ (Istanbul in 2005). The IAPS Housing Network has also organized four international symposiums since 1989 in the United Kingdom, Poland and Sweden. These events are now recognized as an established tradition of the IAPS community and in international architectural and urban research, a tradition that combines research studies within an interdisciplinary framework with high relevance for practice. It will be the primary aim of the organizers of this symposium to build on these traditions.
Symposium will also be linked to a serious of related events including Culture & Space Student Competitions, Culture & Space Student Design Workshops and thematic exhibitions which will be announced separately later.

Steering Committee
Roderick Lawrence, IAPS-Housing Network, co-ordinator

Hulya Turgut Yildiz, IAPS-CSBE Network, co-ordinator
Peter Kellett, IAPS-CSBE Network, co-ordinator

Scientific Committee
Cengiz BEKTAS, Chamber of Architects of Turkey, Member of Executive Board
Henny COOLEN, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Carole DESPRÉS, University of Laval, Canada
Nilgun ERGUN, Istanbul Technical University,Turkey
Peter HERRLE, Habitat Unit, Berlin University of Technology, Germany
Rolf JOHANSSON, Built Environment Analysis, Infrastructure and Planning, KTH, Sweden
Sigrun KABISCH, Helmholtz- Centre for Environmental Research, Germany
Peter KELLETT, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Roderick LAWRENCE, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Julia W. ROBINSON, University of Minnesota, USA
Ashraf M. SALAMA, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Dina SHEHAYEB, Housing and Building National Research Center, Egypt
Hulya TURGUT YILDIZ, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul Bahcesehir University,Turkey
Handan TURKOGLU, Istanbul Technical University,Turkey
Alper UNLU, Istanbul Technical University,Turkey

Advisory Committee
Aleya ABDEL-HADI, IAPS board member, Network Coordinator
Ahmet EYUCE, IBU Faculty of Architecture and Design, Dean
Zekai GORGULU ITU Faculty of Architecture, Dean
Orhan HACIHASANOGLU, ITU Faculty of Architecture, Dean
Ombretta ROMICE, IAPS board member, IAPS president
Bulend TUNA, Chamber of Architects of Turkey, President
Nicholas WILKINSON, Eastern Mediterranean University , TRNC

All papers selected for presentation at the symposium will be published in symposium proceedings.
After the symposium, selected papers will be published as an edited book in English Following a blind peer-review processes the traditional IAPS post-symposium book will contain a selection of the best symposium papers.
Selected papers will be published as an edited book in Turkish, as well.
Discussions will be held with a number of Editors regarding the publication of special issues including selected papers presented at this symposium. The journals to be contacted include Open House International, A/Z ITU Journal of Faculty of Architecture, Arkitekt, Archnet- IJAR, GBER.

Key Dates
Call for Papers 26 September 2008
Deadline for submission of abstracts
(with biographical note ) 09 January 2009
Notification of accepted abstracts 06 February 2009
Deadline for submission of full papers 15 June 2009
Deadline for full paper review 13 July 2009
Notification of full paper’s revisions 20 July 2009
Deadline for registration 04 September 2009
Deadline of revised papers 14 September 2009
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