CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM Â IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AND THE MIDDLE EAST CAUMME 2012 Intern
|Event Date/Time: Nov 21, 2012|
Architecture and urbanism in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern regions are viewed Â as a crucial catalyst for cities to sustain their position in the milieu of a global knowledge intensive economy that is identified as the key driver for spatial-urban development, which includes international services, high tech industries, and trans-cultural higher education institutions. Â While Â a city like Dubai has come to set the stage as an exemplar of a global city, other cities are inspired, aspired, and are now competing through their architecture and urbanism where new cities and large scale urban regeneration projects are being constructed or in their completion phases. Coupled with these developments we are now encountered with the complex task of translating the so called Global Sustainable Culture into a responsive local environment. Global warming and climate change imperatives, evidence based planning and design, health and the built environment are some of the issues that are spread worldwide, seeking adequate responses from architects and planners.
In light of these developments and the associated theoretical and critical discourses on contemporary architecture and urbanism, this symposium fosters the understanding and appreciation of different manifestations in the built environment in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, while debating the impact of the global condition on local interventions. The symposium addresses a number of Sub-themes identified as major issues challenging contemporary architecture and urbanism this part of the world. Interested scholars are expected to submit contributions addressing one or more of these topics.