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CUI '19

DECEMBER 13, 2019





CUI '19 / VII. International Contemporary Urban Issues Conference will be held at Nippon Meeting Halls in Istanbul. 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.


We invite you to join us at the event in Istanbul 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 read the ACCOMMODATION & TOURS page. 


The conference aims at fostering discussions of theory and research on urban issues. Focusing on a multidimensional urban phenomenon, this international conference aims to deepen the understanding of informality by opening it to discussion with contributions from various disciplines like architecture, urban planning, sociology, history, economy and anthropology.

Emergence of informality as a concept in scholarly discussions can be traced back to the 1970s when “the informal sector” was first used by ILO reports on employment and poverty. The results of the global economic restructuring -such as the flexibilization of production and employment relations, deterioration of collective responsibility and welfare functions of the state- damage the security of urban poor in terms of housing and working. Meanwhile, recent socio economic public policies seem to intensify the condition of informality. Now, it is widely accepted that informal way of living is a necessity for the urban poor as a survival strategy. Hence, informal work and housing constitute a significant proportion of urban economies and policies.


What is new in the neo-liberal age is the extending scope of informality. Today, the boundary between the formal and informal is blurred more than before since most urbanites, including the middle classes, experience both formal and informal encounters in their everyday life. Besides, even the urban rich contribute to informality by the development projects on the invaded peripheral land. Consequently, contemporary informality affects not just a marginal segment of the society but a majority of people living in urban space.


Abstract submission: 

JUNE 16, 2017


AUGUST 11, 2017

Full papers submission: 

AUGUST 18, 2017



Extended Abstract Submission Deadline:

OCTOBER 18, 2019

Registration Deadline: 

NOVEMBER 222, 2019

Full papers Submission Deadline: 

NOVEMBER 22, 2019




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



Track 01: Rethinking Informality
Informality at Home


Architecture of informality

Squatters / slums / shanties

Self-Help housing & upgrading

Gated communities

Laws and regulations of housing construction

Daily life in between formal and informal

Immigrants and refugees

Crime (association of crime with informality)

Urbanization and informality

Everyday resistance

Place politics

Survival strategies


Informality at Work

Informal economy and service sector

Factors shaping informal economy

Immigration and informal labor

Sub-contracting (Multinational companies, public employment, etc.)

International division of labor

Globalization/localization effects on work

Underground business networks

Alternatives to public services

Street art / graffiti / musicians


Informality in Theory

The evolution of the concept in theory

Globalization/localization theories

Forms of Informality

“Culture of poverty”/ “myth of marginality”/ “quiet encroachment of the ordinary”/”mystery of capital”

Urban informality in popular culture


Track 02: Transportation, Planning and Local Administrations
Transportation and Local Differences

Transportation and Economic Development at the Local Level
Urban Mobility
Automated Driving and Smart Mobility
Investment in Transport Infrastructure
The promotion and integration of non-motorised modes
Resilience to the effects of changes in the climate
Assessment of techniques for the appraisal of major projects
Models to support Transport Planning and Policy

Track 03: Policy Matters and Political Transformations
Citizenship / immigration / informality

Alternative ways of civic participation

Decision making at the local/national levels

National public policies’ strategies dealing with the informal

Legal and institutional framework

Informality and the ‘Right to the City’

Social Policies to fight/support the informal

The Role of the Local Governments on the Public Security

Coverage and Quality of Health Services

Politics and local elections

The policies, instruments and orientation of International Organizations like UN, WDB, ILO

Instruments of NGOs and opposition

Track 04: Economy, Inequality and Urban Space
Economic restructuring and economic crisis

Local Governments and Economy

Equlity, inequality and urban space

Cities and Dynamics of economy

Role of the cities in the globalization process

Resistance and Urban Space

Social Capital and Urban Land Use

Track 05: Ecology and Urban Studies
Local Governments and Energy
Urban Green Space
Ecology and built area – buildings, roads, drainage etc
Pollution and Industry
Natural resources and urban planning
Natural landscape/protective landscape – forest/wildlife ecology
Agriculture, Productive landscape – rural ecology
Rural Planning
Street trees and home gardens
Water bodies – ponds, rivers
Urban ecosystems: Climate, soil, hydrology, species composition, population dynamics, flow of energy.


Gülşen Aytaç, Assoc. Prof.

İstanbul Technical University


‘City as Landscape’

Gulsen Aytac is an urban planner and landscape architect and currently works as Assoc. Prof. in Istanbul Technical University (ITU) Faculty of Architecture, Landscape Architecture Department. She is graduated from ITU Faculty of Architecture, Urban & Regional Planning Department in 2004 at the top of her class. She has her Master Degree from ITU Landscape Architecture Graduate Program in 2007 and she received her Ph.D. Degree in 2010 with the thesis entitled “Lessons Learned From Cities Hosting Olympic Games for Successful Olympic Games and Istanbul Example”. She worked with Prof. Robert Holden in University of Greenwich in 2009. Her research areas are urban landscape planning & design, green urbanism, children playground design, urban furniture and space organization. She has won ASLA Honor Award in 2013 with her project Hebil 157 Houses in Bodrum Turkey. Some of her important design projects are Taksim Divan Hotel Roof Garden Landscape Project, Four Seasons Hotel Bosphorous Landscape Project, Apartman 18 Residential Garden Landscape Project, Hebil 157 Houses Landscape Project and Bakırkoy Urban Park.



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 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.





All proposals will be selected by a double-blind review process by the scientific committee members. 


Prof. Oren Yiftachel, Ben-Gurion University

Prof. Yiftachel teaches urban studies and political geography at Ben-Gurion University, Beersheba. His research has focused on critical understandings of the relations between space, power and conflict, with particular attention to ethnic, social and urban aspects of these relations. He published over 100 articles and ten authored and co-edited books, including Planning a Mixed Region in Israel (1992), Planning as Control: Policy and Resistance in Divided Societies (1995), Israelis in Conflict (2004), Ethnocracy: Land and Identity Politics in Israel/Palestine (2006), and Indigenous (in)Justice (co-author, 2012 forthcoming). At BGU, Yiftachel held a range of positions, including Head of Dept. (1999-2003), Head of Faculty research committee (2003-2005) and Head of senate conference committee (2005-2007). He has founded and chaired the new program for MA in urban and regional planning at the Geography Dept. Still at BGU, Yiftachel was the founding editor of the journal Hagar: Studies in Culture, Politics and Place.
Yiftachel has supervised to completion ten PhD students, six postdoctorates and 18 MA research students. Yiftachel now serves on the editorial boards of seven international journals, including top ranking journals such as Urban Studies, Society and Space and IJMS. He is an essay editor in the journal Planning Theory and a contributing editor of MERIP. He has taught as guest professor at a range of universities including Melbourne, Curtin, Columbia, Penn, Berkeley, Venezia, Calcutta and Cape Town. Yiftachel has been an activist in a wide range of human rights and social organizations, including the RCUV - council for unrecognized Bedouin villages, and Adva – center for social equality. He is currently the chair of one of Israel's largest NGO - B'Tselem – monitoring human rights violations in the Palestinian Territories. He has been a team member in the planning projects Israel 2020, and in devising plans for Beersheba, Kibbutz movements and Bedouin villages.


Prof. Dr. Sigrun Prahl, Hochschule Niederrhein Design

Prof. Dr. Ebru Çubukçu, Dokuz Eylül University

Prof Dr. Ebru Cubukcu is the Department Head of City and Regional Planning at Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey. Cubukcu holds a Bachelor of City Planning degree from Middle East Technical University, and MCRP and PhD degrees in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University. She conducts research in the areas of environmental perception, spatial cognition, virtual reality, post occupancy evaluation, and design and planning education, sustainable transportation, walkability of neighbourhoods and streets. Her research has appeared in environmental psychology and urban planning journals, including Environment and Behavior, Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, Color Research and Application, Open House International, Creativity Research Journal and International Journal of Architectural Research. Her Research projects have been funded by IZKA, Dokuz Eylul University Scientific Research Projects Department and by TUBITAK.

Prof. Dr. Ali Türk, Süleyman Demirel University

Prof. Dr. Ali TÜRK was born in Isparta in 1969 and graduated from Konya Gazi High School in 1988. He received his BSc. degree in Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning in 1992. He also received his MSc. and PhD. degrees in the same University. 
Professor Türk began his academic career in Süleyman Demirel University and published various  national and international articles and papers.He was appointed as the Head of Department of Urban and Regional Planning between 2012-2014. Since 2012 he is serving as Vice-Dean of Faculty of Architecture and currently continues his academic works. Prof. Dr. Ali TÜRK has been assigned also as the Senate Member of the Süleyman Demirel University.


Associate Professor A. Serap Tunçer, Ahi Evran University

Assoc. Prof Dr. A. Serap Tuncer is the Head of Political Sciences and Public Administration Department at Ahi Evran University, Kırşehir, Turkey. Tuncer was born in Diyarbakır in 1963 and graduated from Gazi University, Department of Public Administration in 1985. She also received his MSc. degree in the same University in 1997. Then she received her PhD. degree in Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences Department of Urbanization and Environmental Sciences in 2005. She worked in Çankaya Municipality as a inspector (1985 – 2001); Member of Municipal Committee (2001 – 2005) and Head of Inspection Board (2001-2009) in Ankara. She published over 100 national articles and papers about topics of urbanization, local management and environmental policies. In 2009, she began his academic career in Ahi Evran University as an asistant professor and was appointed as the Head of Political Sciences and Public Administration Department in 2011. Since 2011, she has been serving this position. In 2013 she appointed as a Assoc. Prof. Dr. in this üniversity and currently continues his academic works. She published various national and international papers and presented a number of reseach papers in the national and international conferences. She has one literature book and her some works are published as book chapters in the national books.

web page: seraptuncer.com


Associate Professor Feride Önal, Yıldız Technical University

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Feride Önal was born in Adana and graduated from Mimar Sinan University, Department of Architecture in 1983. She worked in her architectural design office between 1983 and 1989 in Istanbul. She started working as a Research Assistant in the Department of Architecture in Yildiz Technical University in 1989 and received her PhD degree on Architectural Design Programme of Yildiz Technical University, in 1996. Her researches have focused on: Urban and Environmental Design, Public Places /Urban Spaces, Architectural Psychology and Healthcare Buildings.She has been participating in various national and international symposiums and workshops and also Architectural and Urban Design Competition juries. Besides, she had many Architectural Competition awards at national level.


Associate Professor Yelda Aydın Türk, Karadeniz Technical University

Graduated from the Department of Architecture Karadeniz Technical University at Trabzon in 1997. She completed her masters degree in 2001 and earned his Ph.D in 2006 at the Karadeniz Technical University. She was appointed lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture, Department of City and Regional Planning in 2006 and is employed as an associate professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning since 2009. She has appointed as assistant professor in 2014 (November). Aydın TÜRK, is head of the City Planning Discipline, runs a detailed research on the urban design and planning, city centers, CBD.  
Her teaching and research focus on urban design. The undergraduate courses Aydın Turk teaches are; urban design theory  and technics, urban design policy and practice, basic design, land use planning and planning studios. She is a member of architecture and urban and regional planning advisory team for the thesis projects. Graduate courses she teaches are urban design theory and approaches, urban planning for the disabled and urban design.
She has various national and international papers published in the peer reviewed journals. She presented a number of reseach papers in the national and international conferences. Her works published as book chapters in the national and international books.

Associate Professor Evrim Töre, Kültür University 

B. Sc. (Mimar Sinan University, Urban and Regional Planning, 1999), M. Sc. (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Institute of Science and Technology, Urban Design Programme, 2002), Ph. D. (Yıldız Technical University, Institute of Science and Technology, Urban Planning Programme, 2009). Research Areas: Creative Industries/Cultural Industries, Cultural Policies, Urban Regeneration, Gated Communities, Tourism and Urban Design. She has worked in several projects (2010 ECOC Project on Cultural Inventory/by TUBA and Ministry of Culture and Tourism -researcher; Turkish Cultural Policy Report/by Istanbul Bilgi Univ.- researcher; Istanbul Master Plan and Thrace Plans/by IMP- urban planner). She is currently conducting a research project (TUBITAK) on urban regeneration and working as an Assoc. Prof. at Istanbul Kultur University, Department of Architecture.


Associate Professor Murat Sahin, Özyegin University

Dr. Murat Sahin works as an Associate Professor at Özyegin University, Faculty of Architecture. He obtained his B.Sc. from Yıldız University, Department of Architecture in 1987, M.A. in Architectural Design from Yıldız Technical University in 1990, and Ph.D. in Architectural Design from the same university in 1997. Dr. Sahin served as a visiting scholar at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture in the academic year of 1999-2000. During his stay in New York between the years of 1999 and 2003, he also worked as a design associate in a series of architectural projects. Between 2003 and 2012, Dr. Şahin taught at Yeditepe University, Bahçesehir University, and Yıldız Technical University. He is currently Head of Department of Architecture at Özyegin University, Regional Director of Design Communication Association and Co-chair of DCA 2016 European Conference. Besides teaching, Dr. Sahin has been practicing for over 25 years. His research interests and architectural studies include integrated design, architecture education, regional/ vernacular architecture, architectural representation, urban design, and children and architecture.


Associate Professor Hayat Zengin, Dokuz Eylul University

She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Urban and Regional Planning in 1990 and a Master of Science Degree in Urban Planning in 1994 from Dokuz Eylul University. She has begun to work at the same university in 1991 as a faculty member and research assistant. She completed her PhD in the Department of Urban Planning from Dokuz Eylul University between 1995- 2002 and holds Doctor Degree. Then, she received her title as an Assistant Professor.        
Her research focuses on squatter houses (slums), migration, poverty, identity and “basic design” education with her studies. She has maintained a teaching in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning of Erciyes University in the emphasis on the basic design and related fields between 2008 -2010. From January of 2013, she still continues to work as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Planning of Dokuz Eylul University.     


Associate Professor Gülin Beyhan, Süleyman Demirel University

BSc. (Mimar Sinan University, Department of Architecture, 1997), MSc. (Istanbul Technical University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Department of Architecture, Building Science Programme, 1999), PhD. (Istanbul Technical University, Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Department of Architecture, Building Science Programme, 2004). She became Assistant Professor in Süleyman Demirel University Faculty of Engineering and Architecture in 2005. In 2011 she received the title of Associate Professor. She is the Head of Architecture Department and Department of Building Science at Architecture Faculty of Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey. Her research topics are focused on architectural design, image, meaning, architectural and urban identity, sustainability, urban and traditional fabric, tourism buildings, urban tourism, sustainable tourism, etc. She has several international journal papers and also presented lots of papers at various international and national conferences. Gülin Beyhan who got awards in architectural project competitions has worked in several projects as researcher and coordinator. She is currently working as an Assoc. Prof. Dr. at Süleyman Demirel University, Department of Architecture.

Assistant Professor Elvan Erkmen - Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University

She was born in 1959 in Istanbul. She graduated from Istanbul German High School in 1978 and completed her graduate studies in Istanbul Fine Arts Academy in 1983. She wrote anthologies about people and movements in art and architecture history between 1984 and 1985. She started working as a Research Assistant in the Department of Architecture History in Mimar Sinan University in 1985. She received her Phd degree with her Phd thesis entitled 'Clemens Holzmeister and his place in Turkish Architecture'. (This thesis is still being exhibited at Salzburg Clemens Holzmeister Museum's publications section.)

She submitted papers to various national and international symposiums and took responsibility in important exhibitions. She also attended such symposium organizations as; 'Architecture, Media, Arts Symposium' in 2010, Archtheo '11 in 2011 with Efe Duyan and submitted papers to Green Age symposium series.


Assistant Professor Aysem Ela Kaçel- Bahçeşehir University


Assistant Professor Yıldız Aksoy, Istanbul Medeniyet University

Asst. Prof. Dr. Yıldız AKSOY, is the Department Head of Urban and Regional Planning and Department Head of Architecture of Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Istanbul Medeniyet University, Istanbul. Yıldız AKSOY who was born in Agrı, graduated from Istanbul University. She received Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree in 1991. She received her master and Ph.D. degree also from Istanbul Technical University. She pursued her academic career at Bahcesehir University, Department of Architecture, from 2002 to 2011. She was appointed as the Vice Dean at Istanbul Aydın University Architecture and

Design Faculty and also Head of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Department between 2012-2016. Her research topics are focused on landscape design, landscape planning, urban development, cities and green areas, ottoman gardens, urban regeneration etc. She has various articles which are published in both national and international professional journals

Assistant Professor Çigdem Canbay Türkyılmaz, Yıldız Technical University

Born in Istanbul (Turkey) in 1975, she has graduated from Yildiz Technical University, Department of Architecture in 1999. Between 1999 and 2001 she made practices in several private offices in Istanbul. She started her academic career as a Research Assistant at the Yildiz Technical University, Department of Architecture in 2001. She got her PhD Degree at 2010 from Yildiz Technical University. She is a researcher and expert in the field of Design Knowledge, Design Education, Basic Design in Architecture and Cultural Landscapes at Yildiz Technical University Faculty of Architecture with experience in teaching and member of graduation projects. Besides, she is giving lectures other institutions since 2014. She is the writer of several international journal papers. She also has presented lots of papers at various international and national conferences.
She is experienced in the national and international workshops, such as the international workshop series “Green Engines”. She was one of the organizers of Green Engines workshops, which the first one held in Barcelona/ES, summer 2009 with the name of “Productive Landscapes for self-sustainable cities”, second edition in Covilha/PT, summer 2010 with the name of “Landscape of Change: A new rural-urban model of growth”. She was the main coordinator of the third edition of Green Engines “Golden Horn: Reinventing a productive landscape” held in Istanbul/TR, summer 2011. 

Assistant Professor Sanem Özen Turan, Karadeniz Technical University

Born in Ankara (Turkey) in 1982, she received her BSc. degree in Karadeniz Technical University, Department of Architecture in 2003. She received her MSc. degree in Karadeniz Technical University, Department of Urban and Regional Planning in 2005 and PhD. degrees in Karadeniz Technical University, Department of Architecture in 2009. She began his academic career in the same university in 2003 and published various national and international articles and papers. She was appointed as the vice-President of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning between 2010-2013 and as the vice-Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts between 2011-2014. She worked as a guest lecturer in Istanbul Technical University in 2014. She is currently working at Karadeniz Technical University, Department of Urban and Regional Planning. She has worked in several projects such as Trabzon and Adana Airports Revision Master Plans, Karadeniz Technical University Master Plan, Rize Municipal Park Implementation Project. Her field of interests are urban conservation, urban planning, urban design, GIS (Geographical Information System) and appraisal principles.


Assistant Professor Erbatur Çavusoglu, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University


Assistant Professor Ebru Kamacı, Erciyes University

In 2012, she got her Ph.D. degree in the City and Regional Planning Department at Middle East Technical University, Ankara/Turkey. She graduated with a bachelors’ degree in City and Regional Planning from Yıldız Technical University, İstanbul/Turkey in 2003. Currently a member of the Department of City and Regional Planning in Erciyes University, Kayseri/Turkey. Her main research fields are geographical mobility, economic geography, urban social geography, affordable housing and urban transformation.


Assistant Professor Efe Duyan, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University

Poet, architect (b. 1981, Istanbul, Turkey). He studied architecture and philosophy in Middle East Technical University (B.A.), History and Theory of Architecture in Yıldız Technical University (M.S.) and History of Architecture in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (PhD). He is currently teaching history of architecture at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. Some of his academic works as editor are House and Home, Politics and History of Architecture as Cause and Consequence, Urban Space and Literature, Creativity Autonomy and Function. His fields of interest are theory of architecture, modern architecture, 'critical architecture', 'undesigned spaces' and architectural texts. He has been invited to several international organizations including Word Express project, Edinburgh Book Festival, London book Fair, Berlin Poetry Festival and Lodeve Poetry Festival.

Some of his poems have been translated into Bosnian, Czech, Chinese, Danish, English, French, Greek, German, Hebrew, Italien, Slovenian, Croatian, Latvian, Rumanian, Macedonian, Occitan and Welsh. His poetry collections are “Takas” (with Kemal Özer, 2006) and “Tek Siirlik Asklar” (2012). “The Construction of Characters in Nâzım Hikmet’s Poetry” has been published in 2008.


Dr. Giulio Giovannoni, Tenured Researcher, University of Florence

Dr. Giulio Giovannoni (b. 1972) holds a MSc five year degree in Architecture (1998), University of Florence (Italy) - and a Doctoral degree in Urban Planning and Design (2003), University of Florence.
He teaches Urban Design in the International Curriculum in Architectural Design, Department of Architecture, University of Florence. He also taught courses in Urban Management and Urban and Regional Analysis.

In his 2010 book Contenimento urbano, piano e mercato. Il caso dell'Oregon e dell'area di Portland(Urban Contaiment, Plans and Markets: the Case of Oregon and of the Portland Area), he examines the interdependencies between urban containment, plans and markets in Oregon and in the Portland area, proposing price mechanisms to curb sprawl.
In his 2004 book Governare il territorio. Una riflessione sul caso toscano (Territorial Management. Valuations on the Tuscan Case), he examines the conditions for the efficacy of the planning process in Tuscany and the relations between urban planning and distributive justice.
He co-edited the 2005 book Politiche di Settore e Piani Provinciali (Sector Policies and Regional Plans), by means of which he analyses the relationships among several sector policies – such as housing policies, transportation policies, agricultural policies, and others – and Regional Planning.


Lecturer Valeria Federighi, Politecnico di Torino

PhD in Architecture at Politecnico di Torino. Master of Science in Design Research, School of Architecture, Taubman College, University of Michigan. Thesis title: Seamyspace: a counter-coverage of Detroit. Advisor: Jason Young; co-advisors: Etienne Turpin, Perry Kulper MArch, I School of architecture, Politecnico di Torino, Italy. Final grade: 110/110 and thesis publication. Thesis title: Increasing open space in Dharavi: an incremental design process in a slum in Mumbai. Advisor: Michele Bonino; co-advisors: R. Mehro- tra, Harvard GSD; R. Collaboration with Studiopomero, Torino. Co-founder with Walter Patella of the itinerant studio Wworks: design-build, specializing in the design and building of wooden structures. Teaching Assistant at Politecnico di Torino.

Asst. Prof. Maria Siti, National Technical University of Athens

Engineer (2011) and Urban Designer (2012) (b. 1987, Athens, Greece). Maria studied rural and surveying engineering (B.A. & MSc) at the National Technical University of Athens N.T.U.A. and urban designer (MSc) at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK. She is now a researcher, c.PhD, teaching assistant at the N.T.U.A. and a freelancer engineer. 
Her research interests have focused on issues of socio-spatial cohesion in urban spaces, sustainable mobility in contemporary cities and sprawl phenomena in urban planning. She has published various articles in journals, local and international conferences and participated in many research projects related to urban and regional planning as well as transportation studies.

MSc. Julia Hartmann

ntegrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design





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 Parallel Sessions 1 & 2 & 3
12:15 Discussion

12:30 Lunch

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

15:00 Parallel Sessions 7 & 8 & 9
16:00 Discussion
16:15 Coffee Break

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

17:45 Closing Remarks