CITIES AND REGIONS IN THE NEW FUTURE: CHANGING DYNAMICS, NEW ISSUES, OPPORTUNITIES OF CHANGE AND TRANSFORMATION
2nd-3rd-4th DECEMBER, 2021 – KONYA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Today, cities and regions are faced with bottlenecks caused by economic, social, ecological and political crises that affect the whole world. Wars, migrations, economic crises, climate change, disasters and epidemics are the developments that have left their mark on the recent period. In conditions where the answers produced are insufficient to produce radical solutions to both the problems transmitted from the past and the newly emerged problems, the problems also diversify, deepen and become more complex. There is uncertainty about how the future will be shaped.
Changing dynamics also offer opportunities to cope with increasing problems and seize new opportunities. Increasing discontents seem to force existing structures to change. While developments in the field of science and technology offer opportunities to produce partial answers to individual problems, it is discussed to what extent the structures that produce the problems are questioned and the answers, which are the extensions of the existing approaches, can be successful in producing radical solutions to the problems. As a matter of fact, polarization and injustice are increasing, inequalities are deepening, democratic channels in decision processes are being closed, the area of citizenship is getting narrower, human rights violations are increasing and diversifying. Under these circumstances, the need for a more equal, fair, democratic future that is also sensitive to rights and ecological balance and question about building this future and new searches come to the agenda.
The main theme of the KBAM 2021 Symposium is the dynamics forcing cities and regions for a new future, its realization process, its reflections on space and expectations from spatial planning. When the period we are going through is defined as a “breaking point” or “turning point” and the problem-solving task of planning is taken into account, every step to be taken has great importance. This process should be evaluated as an opportunity and used for the establishment of a more livable and egalitarian spatial system. The structures that cannot meet the expectations and needs of different segments of society should be changed/transformed.
In this symposium, which aims to discuss in depth the dynamics and developments that will shape cities and regions in the new future and their impact on urban and regional policies, planning and design approaches, sub-topics and questions that will be useful to examine are listed below:
Concepts, Theories and Techniques: With which concepts can the new future be defined and with which approaches can it be discussed? What will be the main features and functioning of the new future? In which framework can the effects of the new future on cities and regions be defined? What methods, new analysis tools, new technologies and approaches can we use to develop this framework?
Possible Effects of the New Economic Dynamics on Cities and Regions: What are the conditions and dynamics that force the new future? What features will the economic model of the future have, and how will the current economic development models change? To what extent will new development models and developments be influential in shaping the future of regions and cities? What kind of change will be required in regional and urban policies?
Determination of Social Change for Cities and Regions: How will the developments affect the social structure? To what extent is it possible in the new future to eliminate growing inequalities, differences in access to public services? How should urban and regional policies be reshaped on spatial justice, inclusion and inequality debates?
The Effects of the Green Agenda in the Construction of the New Era: How and what steps can be taken to integrate the policies and decisions to be taken to prevent environmental problems and climate crisis with spatial policies and planning? What are the expected changes in agriculture and agricultural policies, whose importance has increased with the green agenda and especially food security discussions? How can the relationship between city and agriculture be reconstructed? How will the future of cities and metropolises be shaped in the face of the tendency to return to the countryside? How can there be a change in the existing assumptions about settlement systems and hierarchy in this context?
Evaluation of the Change in Politics and the New Citizenship Approach in terms of Regional and Urban Management/Governance: How will the language and form of politics and the structure and functioning of institutions transform in the new future? How might this transformation affect spatial policies and the institutional functioning of planning? What kind of politics and citizenship does the new future require? How will all these developments change the understanding of local government?
A New Planning Approach and Practice in the New Future: What are the expectations from spatial planning as the future is reshaped? How should the function, institutional structure and forms of intervention of planning be shaped? What advantages and disadvantages do current planning understanding and practice offer? How should planning change/transform the forms of intervention in the new future? What should be our new roadmap for livable, sustainable and fair living environments?
Those who want to participate in the symposium should upload their abstracts of 200-400 words from https://kbam.metu.edu.tr/bildiri-ozeti-gonderme/ until July 4, 2021.
The papers presented at the symposium will be published in the ‘Urban and Regional Research Network 8th Symposium Proceedings Book’ after going through the editorial process. Although the status of being included in the Proceedings Book depends on the preference of the paper authors, all abstracts will be included in the ‘Urban and Regional Research Network 8th Symposium Abstract Book’.
As a result of the evaluation, selected papers will be proposed for publication in the KBAM Special Issue of ICONARP – International Journal of Architecture and Planning. Proposed selected papers should be submitted in English by the deadline, and the journal should go through the regular refereeing process.
|Symposium Announcement:||May 24, 21|
|Abstract Submission:||Jul 4, 21|
|PhD. Workshop Application:||Jul 4, 21|
|Announcement of Accepted Papers:||Aug 15, 21|
|Accepted Ph.D. Workshop Applications Submission of Text:||Oct 15, 21|
|Full-Text Submission:||Oct 29, 21|
|Symposium:||Dec 2-3-4, 2021|
|Res.Asst. Neşe Aydın||Middle East Technical University|
|Dr. Bilge Çakır||Hatay Mustafa Kemal University|
|Res. Asst. Çiğdem Fındıklar Ülkü||Konya Technical University|
|Dr. Elif Gündüz||Konya Technical University|
|Dr. Melih Gürçay||Aydın Metropolitan Municipality|
|Assoc. Dr. Özer Karakayacı||Konya Technical University|
|Res. Asst. Kübra Koçer||Konya Technical University|
|Dr. Sinan Levend||Konya Technical University|
|Dr. Nihan Oya Memlük Çobanoğlu||Gazi University|
|Dr. Hale Öncel||Konya Technical University|
|Assoc. Dr. Burcu Özdemir Sarı||Middle East Technical University|
|Prof. Dr. Burcu H. Özüduru||Gazi University|
|Prof. Dr. Erkan Polat||Süleyman Demirel University|
|Res. Asst. Mehmet Akif Sağ||Konya Technical University|
|Dr. Zeki Kamil Ülkenli||TED University|
|Res. Asst. Göksun Yıldırım||Middle East Technical University|
|Prof. Dr. Bülent Açma||Anadolu University|
|Dr. Melda Açmaz Özden||Çanakkale On Sekiz Mart University|
|Prof. Dr. Aliye Ahu Akgün||İstanbul Technical University|
|Assoc. Dr. Yıldız Aksoy||İstanbul Medeniyet University|
|Dr. Deniz Altay Kaya||Çankaya University|
|Prof. Dr. Bilge Armatlı Köroğlu||Gazi University|
|Assoc. Dr. Hakan Arslan||Uşak University|
|Assoc. Dr. Adile Avar||İzmir Institute of Technology|
|Prof. Dr. Arzu Başaran Uysal||Çanakkale On Sekiz Mart University|
|Assoc. Dr. Bülent Batuman||Bilkent University|
|Doç Dr. Mustafa Kemal Bayırbağ||Middle East Technical University|
|Assoc. Dr. Burak Belge||Mersin University|
|Prof. Dr. Dilek Beyazlı||Karadeniz Technical University|
|Prof. Dr. Burak Beyhan||Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University|
|Dr. A. Burak Büyükcivelek||Middle East Technical University|
|Assoc. Dr. Olgu Çalışkan||Middle East Technical University|
|Prof. Dr. Çiğdem Çiftçi||Necmettin Erbakan University|
|Assoc. Dr. Nilgün Çolpan Erkan||Yıldız Teknik Üniversitesi|
|Prof. Dr. K. Mert Çubukçu||Dokuz Eylül University|
|Prof. Dr. Zeynep Enlil||Yıldız Technical University|
|Prof. Dr. Ayda Eraydın||Middle East Technical University|
|Assoc. Dr. Fatih Eren||Konya Technical University|
|Prof. Dr. Hilal Erkuş||Akdeniz University|
|Prof. Dr. Gülden Erkut||İstanbul Technical University|
|Dr. Aksel Ersoy||Delft University of Technology|
|Prof. Dr. Bahar Gedikli||Middle East Technical University|
|Prof. Dr. E. Ferhan Gezici Korten||İstanbul Technical University|
|Dr. Şenay Güneymen||Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University|
|Prof. Dr. H. Murat Güvenç||Kadir Has University|
|Prof. Dr. Sibel Kalaycıoğlu||Middle East Technical University|
|Dr. Olgu Karan||Başkent University|
|Prof. Dr. Serap Kayasü||Middle East Technical University|
|Prof. Dr. Ruşen Keleş||Ankara University|
|Assoc. Dr. Serkan Kemeç||Van Yüzüncü Yıl University|
|Dr. Ersan Koç||Bursa Technical University|
|Prof. Dr. Hülya Koç||Dokuz Eylül University|
|Dr. Nuri Tunga Köroğlu||Çankaya Municipality|
|Prof. Dr. Mehmet Küçükmehmetoğlu||Gebze Institute of Technology|
|Prof. Dr. Havva Filiz Meşhur||Konya Technical University|
|Dr. Burcu Müderrisoğlu||On Dokuz Mayıs University|
|Assoc. Dr. Ezgi Orhan||Çankaya University|
|Prof. Dr. Özlem Öz||Boğaziçi University|
|Dr. Güldem Özatağan||Independent Researcher|
|Assoc. Dr. Oğuz Özbek||Pamukkale University|
|Prof. Dr. Koray Özcan||Pamukkale University|
|Assoc. Dr. Semahat Özdemir||İzmir Institute of Technology|
|Prof. Dr. Tanyel Özelçi Eceral||Gazi University|
|Dr. Ayşe Özyetgin Özaltun||Kırklareli University|
|Dr. Mehmet Penpecioğlu||Independent Researcher|
|Prof. Dr. Erkan Polat||Süleyman Demirel University|
|Prof. Dr. Helga Rinstberger-Tılıç||Middle East Technical University|
|Prof. Dr. Savaş Zafer Şahin||Hacı Bayramı Veli University|
|Dr. Pervin Şenol||Süleyman Demirel University|
|Dr. M. Anıl Şenyel Kürkçüoğlu||Middle East Technical University|
|Prof. Dr. İlhan Tekeli||Middle East Technical University|
|Assoc. Dr. Mehmet Topçu||Konya Technical University|
|Prof. Dr. Handan Türkoğlu||İstanbul Technical University|
|Prof. Dr. Nil Uzun||Middle East Technical University|
|Prof. Dr. Çiğdem Varol||Gazi University|
|Prof. Dr. Murat Cemal Yalçıntan||Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University|
|Assoc. Dr. Nuri Yavan||Ankara University|
|Dr. Fadim Yavuz||Necmettin Erbakan University|
|Assoc. Dr. Fikret Zorlu||Mersin University|
The PhD Workshop is organized to enable researchers who are at different stages of their doctoral studies (who are just starting, who are at the research stage, who are about to complete their research or who are finishing their thesis) come together to receive notifications and opinions about their theses and to share their experiences. Young researchers who want to participate in the workshop can send an abstract of 200-400 words until July 4, 2021, via the ‘submit abstracts’ tab of the kbam.metu.edu.tr website. Those accepted to the workshop will be asked to prepare a 1000-2000 word explanation text and send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org until October 15, 2021.