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31th International PLEA Conference – ARCHITECTURE IN (R)EVOLUTION

Deadline extended: see below for details.

The international network of PLEA (Passive & Low Energy Architecture) and Building Green Futures, the non-profit organization founded by Mario Cucinella, are delighted to announce the 31th International Conference “PLEA 2015 –Architecture in (R)evolution” which will be held in Bologna-Italy in September 2015.


Are you an Academician, Researcher, R&D member, Practitioner, Startupper or a Postgraduate Student? Do you have innovative and creative theories, knowledge, methods, techniques, products or case studies to present as tools for improving the quality of life for all?

Contributions, in the form of research and/or practice work, are invited in a combination of (R)solutions to the social,environmental and economic challenges of today at various scales of the built environment.

Plea2015 is looking for appropriate answers to real problems to be collected into a design guideline for players in the construction process and policymakers, who are required to lead the transformation towards more sustainable and resilient lives.

Take part of the (R)evolution in Architecture and submit your abstract by the 6th of February 2015 [deadline extended], at 6:00pm (GMT+1).

To download the abstract template please go to .

To submit the abstract please register your account here . No payment is required at this stage.

Past present and future of public space – Call for Proposal


25-27 June 2014. Bologna, Italy.

“Past present and future of public space” is an Italian project, promoted by “City Space Architecture” cultural association in Bologna (Italy).

It aims to explore new dimensions of public realm and to discuss results of research activities, through a multidisciplinary approach, on public space and related topics, comparing theories and projects with advisors and correspondents from different contexts.

Look the website for more information about Call for Proposal, dates, etc..

International research conference “Planning / Conflict – Cities and citizenship in times of crisis”

The second international research conference of the AESOP Planning/Conflict thematic group is hosted by the Instituto de Ciências Sociais – Universidade de Lisboa (ICS-UL) in partnership with the Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (CIES-IUL) and sponsored by the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP).

This conference aims at bringing together different perspectives on conflicts around urban planned developments, with a focus on the role planning practices may play both in defining/framing and in possibly solving/reframing conflicts. This event builds on the experience of the conference “planning/conflict – critical perspectives on contentious urban developments” held at TU Berlin in October 2011.

The conference invites contributions focusing on (although not necessarily limited to):

*  the changing features of urban development policies and their impacts on local societies and communities;
*  the changing nature of urban planning practices and their influence on public opinion formation, including forms of protest and social mobilization in opposition to planned developments;
*  the effectiveness and legitimacy of established planning practices in responding to protest and social mobilization and in dealing with possibly resulting conflicts;
*  the transformative potential that may be entailed in reflexively addressing protest and social mobilization and in dealing with conflicts;
*  the potential integrative and innovative contribution of political agonism and social conflict to the democratization of urban policy and planning.

Abstracts (in English, max 500 words) and a brief biographic note of the author(s) (English, max 200 words) should be sent

Keynote speakers: Enrico Gualini, Hendrik Wagenaar, Walter Nicholls, Francesco Lo Piccolo, Lia Vasconcelos

Key Dates
June 15th – Deadline for the submission of abstracts.
June 30th – Notification of acceptance
September 1st – Deadline for the submission of full papers.

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