5th Urban Space and Social Life: Theory and Practice Conference——City Development in Its Natural and Built Environment
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Call for
1) Papers
2) Design Competition Entries
3) Jurors for the Design Competiton
All paper presenters will be the jurors of the competition at the conference

Date: June 16-18, 2014
Location: Athiania (pervious a silky factory) in Gazi, Athens, Greece
Organizer: 4C5M Studio
Co-organizer: World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for Asia and the Pacific Region (WHITRAP)
Support: Shanghai Tongji Ubran Planning and Design Insitute, Shanghai, China
                Department of Sociology, The American College of Greece, Athens, Greece
Keynote Speakers: Professor Gregory A. Katsaa, The American College of Greece
                                   Professor Thomas J. Campanella, Cornell University
                                   Professor Quisheng Pan, Texas Southern University

The 4C5M Studio's 5th Urban Space and Social Life conference invites papers and design competitions that explore challenging issues under the theme of City Development in Its Natural and Built Environment. City Development’s challenge lies in how we sustain the quality of our living while balancing the demands of the natural and built environment. Often times, our city development creates undisputable "gridlocks" for ourselves. Challenges include but not limited to traffic, revitalization of old centers, balance use of spaces that intersect with natural forces such as natural disasters, geographic limitations (mountains, waters, and weather), and the return of wildlife. Our everyday living, culture, identity are shaped and impacted by the convolution of the natural and built environment. The conference invites the participants' imagination and creativity (papers and/or desgins) to explore, understand, and solve some of the issues.

Creating a Better Living Space with Joint Responsibility

Please visit the conference website for details and design competition rules and regulations:

Please forward any question to: urbanspace2014@4c5mstudio.org

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