Research Seminar on planning for sustainability and development

Picture from NepalThe seminar "Mainstreaming planning for the urban poor" is arranged in Trondheim from 8-10. October 2012, together with two guest lectures.

The seminar is aimed at bringing to the fore the discussion on how a diverse group of actors at the city level can come together for mainstreaming and scaling up planning for the poor and the marginalized in the cities of the South.

The seminar will bring together academics, practicing architects and planners and NGO representatives in a dialog with master students and other researchers in order to generate ideas for future research and action.

Master students and PhD researchers that would like to engage in a group discussion with the invited speakers are invited to register and send us a short abstract of 5-10 lines about their own research and which session would they like to be involved in.

NTNU, Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art, is hosting the seminar. It is supported by the Strategic Research Area on Globalisation: Sub group on Intercultural dynamics – Communications, Responsibility and Development.

Program for the seminar and guest lectures (.pdf)

Registration by 5th October:

Guest lectures

8th October, 10.15-11.15
Faraway Intimate Developments: Making Visible Geographies of Dispossession and Displacement
Faranak Miraftab, Professor in Urban and Regional Planning University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

Venue: H Totalrommet, Gløshaugen main building, 2  floor


10th October, 12.15-13.30
Owning the process: community driven sustainability
Aditya Kumar, Regional Technical Coordinator SDI/ Community Organization Resource Center, Cape Town

Venue: Mellomrommet, Gløshaugen central building 1, 3 floor