MAY 7, 2021


CPUD '21

In response to restrictions posed by the Coronavirus pandemic, we change our conferences in 2020 into online events. VIRTUAL Presentation (Live Connection | Pre-recorded video | Short films | Powerpoint Presentation | Written Papers) is now the only presentation category while the new fees are set as 30 Euros for presentation, 20 Euros for Students.



CPUD '21 / VI. International City Planning and Urban Design Conference will be held in the form of an online event. The conference is coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center) and will be organized by BILSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions).


All abstracts are going to be selected according to double-blind reviews and accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings E-Book with an ISBN number that will be given to you in a DVD box during conference registration.

Selected papers will be published in DAKAM's INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN STUDIES (http://www.dakam.org/ijaus)


We invite you to join us at the event and would like to emphasize that proposals from different parts of the world are welcomed.


For the publication opportunities, registration conditions, and presentation instructions, please visit the REGISTRATION INFO page. For accommodation opportunities and city tours please visit the ACCOMMODATION & TOURS page. 


Abstract Submission Deadline:

JANUARY 29, 2021

Registration Deadline:

MARCH 26, 2021

Full papers Submission Deadline: 

APRIL 2, 2021





In the new millennium, the politics, needs, priorities and planning itself are in constant change and obviously new challenges in terms of city planning are put forward. Today many cities are working to encourage populations to return to their urban core through the creation of revitalization efforts to distressed neighborhoods and old downtown centers. Industrial zones are moving, life styles are changing and growth and immigration in mega cities are still an issue. Given the importance of cities as significant social, political and economic centers, the rethinking of planning comes at a principal moment when urban policy must be able to plan for a sustainable future in relation to the individual needs of neighborhoods, individuals and established urban systems.

Global politics may have different effects on every city in different parts of the world but the questions remain the same: Was the planning of a city proved to be the correct transformation? Has the right method of planning and execution been applied ? What has been planned at different periods and what has happened in the end? How can the global criteria for city planning be defined for the future of the cities. And of course, how can planning thereby play a more significant role in inspiring and instructing the positive transformation of towns, cities, regions, and communities?

The conference will draw attention to present, past and future cities from all around the world to enable a comparative view. Rethinking planning seems necessary in a world where cities become places of commerce and economic opportunity toward a shared vision of how integrated systems can come together to create a shared sense of common future. From fundamental restructuring of the world’s economy to climate change, the challenges of planning have changed dramatically. These challenges are daunting but they provide unprecedented opportunities for planning to have global impacts like never before. Good planning has galvanized revolutionary and evolutionary change over the years, raising quality of life for all by proactively envisioning better futures and rallying resources to realize them.


Participants can also apply to DAKAM's journal; INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN STUDIES to be reviewed. For details please visit www.dakam.org/ijaus





Housing in the New Millenium

Smart Cities


Ecosystem and Urban Ecology

Nature-based Solutions

Participation and Governance

Economic, Leisure and Tourism Aspects of Contemporary Cities

Infrastructure, Facilities, Systems: New Technologies and Economy

Water Management and Resource Management

Transportation and Movement of People, Goods, Information

Best (and Worst) Practices: Informing Future Possibilities

Historic Preservation

Public Health and Cities

Arts, Culture and Creative Placemaking






Rethinking Planning and Urban Design


Evolving and Declining Models of City Planning Practice


New Ideas: Small Scale-Large Scale

Emergent Planning Aspects

Effectiveness of Planning

Politics, Social Change and Planning

Civic Participation

Transformation of Cities: Case Studies

Transformation of Urban indicators

Best (and Worst) Practices: Informing Future Possibilities

Visualization Methods for Planning  

Planning Visions Past: Their Fates and Impacts

Planning Visions Now: Their Innovations and Viability

Forecasting - Envisioning: Predicting Probabilities - Imagining Possibilities

Teaching Envisioning: Planning Curricula







Planning History


Politics and City Planning

Race, Gender, Ethnicity and Urban Issues

Success and Failure

Economy, Industry and Planning

On the Interface of Architecture and Planning

Critical Perspectives towards Social Life in Cities





NIPPON Meeting Halls in Istanbul

Nippon Hotel, Taksim

Topçu Caddesi No:6, Taksim, Beyoğlu, Turkey


Nippon Meeting Halls are located in the heart of Taksim, the cultural center of Istanbul and it is easily accessible by metro, taxi or bus. 


You can easily reach Nippon Conference Halls by walking from Taksim Square.


Taksim can be regarded one of the most central places in Istanbul.


From the airport you can directly reach Taksim by taking the white HAVATAŞ Buses. Taksim

is also easly accessible by many bus lines, yellow minibus lines or two different metro lines.


Here are some useful links for public transportation in Istanbul.


Click here for the Istanbul metro network map.


Click here for the transportation fares and cards.


Click here for general information on public transportation in Istanbul.





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9:00 Registration
9:30 Opening Session

9:45 Keynote Lecture 1
10:15 Coffee Break

10:30 Keynote Lecture 2
11:00 Coffee Break

11:15 Session 1 & 2 & 3
12:15 Discussion

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Session 4 & 5 & 6
14:30 Discussion 
14:45 Coffee Break

15:00 Session 7 & 8 & 9
16:00 Discussion
16:15 Coffee Break

16:30 Session 10 & 11 & 12
17:30 Discussion
16:15 Coffee Break

17:45 Closing Remarks