31 August – 04 September 2020
Cities in the 21st Century – The International Seminar on Urban Form
The International Seminar on Urban Form invites submissions of abstracts for papers to be presented for the annual conference. The conference will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, on September 1 to 4, 2020 The conference is organized by the College of Architecture + Planning at the University of Utah. The organizers invite participation in the Conference by interested academics and professionals.
Please submit your paper proposals here. The deadline for Abstract Submittal is January 4, 2020.
In returning to North America, it is appropriate for morphologists to reflect on the cities that are being built in the 21st century and analyze the extraordinary changes in urban form that characterized 20th century cities. The theme of “Cities in the 21st Century” will also look forward to the new morphologies of world mega-cities, which are decidedly unique in history, as well as responsive to burgeoning city populations. The theme has special meaning, in that there is a new urgency in developing and adapting sustainable urban forms for the growing majority of residents in cities.
This theme will explore the current state of evolving world urban morphology, encompassing the following tracks:
Abstracts of paper proposals (250 words) should address at least one of the topics outlined in the call for papers. Speakers should also submit a short biography (100 words). Submissions will be accepted online through Ex-ordo.com where participants may sign in and submit abstracts in a few minutes. Ex-ordo provides a dynamic submission process, where more options become available according to your selections.
Please submit your abstracts proposals here by January 4, 2020.
Authors will be notified of acceptance by the Conference Committee by April 1, 2020. Final acceptance will be based upon review of the full-length paper which must be received before the corresponding deadline.
The organizers are planning a special digital issue of Urban Morphology from selected papers presented at the conference. In addition there will be a digital Proceedings assembled after the conference. Only papers presented by one of the authors will be published in the Proceedings. Electronic presentations (e.g. Skype) may be considered. For additional information, including contacting the organizers, venue, hotel, travel, and visa requirements please see the conference website:
The International Seminar on Urban Form (ISUF) is the international organization of urban form for researchers and practitioners. It was inaugurated in 1994, bringing together urban morphologists worldwide. It seeks to advance research and practice in fields concerned with the built environment, especially the comparison of change and evolution of urban forms and building types over time and across space. Members are drawn from several disciplines, including architecture, geography, history, sociology, urban design and urban planning. ISUF organizes conferences, publishes the journal Urban Morphology and provides an international framework for communication between members.