Submission deadline:

April 30, 2023

Symposium of Urban Design History and Theory

November 1-3, 2023
Netherlands and Online

Scholars of urban design are invited to present their work at the first Symposium of Urban Design History and Theory (SUDHT). The purpose of SUDHT is to create a forum for those whose scholarship relates to urban design to present and discuss their research, engage in fruitful conversation and debate, and form a community based on shared interests.

SUDHT will be in a hybrid format, combining both in-person and remote virtual presentations. The in-person component of the symposium will take place at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands. Proposals are invited for individual papers or sessions of four papers. The submission deadline is 30 April 2023.

SUDHT is intended as a worldwide forum with an expansive interest in the past. As such, the organizers invite session and paper proposals that address all geographic settings and time periods. As urban design is inherently interdisciplinary, scholars are welcome from various fields, including (among others) urban design, architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, heritage studies, geography, environmental studies, history, art history, political science, sociology, psychology, anthropology, design studies, and digital studies.

SUDHT defines urban design broadly, to refer to the spatial qualities of cities, towns, suburbs, rural areas and other human settlements. These spatial characteristics can be intentionally designed, or they may derive from other forces in which case the result is sometimes referred to as ‘urban form’ or ‘urban morphology’.

More information can be found here.

Organisers: Janina Gosseye, Tom Avermaete, Matthew Heins

Committee: Nadi Abusaada, Ellen Braae, Jiaxiu Cai, Isabelle Doucet, Conrad Kickert, Hannah le Roux, Cameron Logan, Faiza Moatasim

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