Th 01 Oct 09 - Sa 03 Oct 09
10th N-AERUS Conference
Conference on ‘open cities’
IHS -Making Cities Work
The institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) and The Network Association of European Researchers on Urbanization in the South (N-AERUS) organize from 1st to 3rd of October 2009 the 10th N-AERUS conference titled: “Challenges to open cities in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East: shared spaces within and beyond”. It is expected to provide space for thorough exchange among scholars and practitioners from different disciplines from around the world.
The conference focuses on diverse understandings of the notion of open cities. The assumption is that contemporary cities in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East are driven by dual processes of integration and exclusion. Such processes help shape the openness, or the degree of being closed of a city. Whether a city is “open” or “closed” depends on specific circumstances. In association with the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) the conference will address these circumstances.
The conference venue can accommodate a limited number of participants. Please register for the event now to reserve a space. More details about the conference can be found on the IHS website (www.ihs.nl).
N-AERUS http://www.n-aerus.net) is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and experts working on urban issues in Developing countries. It was created in March 1996 by a group of European researchers. Its objective is to mobilise and develop the European institutional and individual research and training capacities on urban issues in the global South with the support of institutions and individual researchers with relevant experience in this field. N-AERUS will work in association with researchers and institutions in developing countries.
IHS, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies helps individuals, organizations and cities to find suitable approaches to housing and sustainable urban development and management. IHS offers post-graduate education and training, provides advisory services and conducts research in these fields. IHS is the international institute of urban management of Erasmus University Rotterdam. IHS has over 7,000 alumni, including ministers, mayors, businessmen and university lecturers. With clients such as the World Bank, the European Commission and UN-Habitat and working relationships with some of the most important organizations in the area of urban management, IHS continues to play a leading role in the management of the contemporary city, even after 50 years.
10th N-AERUS Conference 1-3 October 2009
Venue Friday 2 October 9.00-18.00: Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), 14th Floor, T-building, Woudestein complex, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Venue Saturday 3 October 9.30-16.00: Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI), Museumpark 25, Rotterdam, Netherlands