International Conference, 14.11.2017, 10am-8pm | Architekturpavillon at TU Braunschweig
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ISU Talks #5 FUTURE CITIES – Urbanism in a digitalizing world

The fast spreading of digital technologies into our daily life is generating inevitable transformations in our society. Digital ubiquity is changing the way we perceive and interact with the urban realm. The digitalization of analysis, planning and design processes creates the opportunity to decode the complex dynamics of current challenges of cities.

An integrative view of the city as a complex and responsive system is fundamental for its sustainable development. Future cities are being shaped at this very moment by means of data production. The translation of data into real knowledge is one of the most important challenges, giving space for integrated, flexible and responsive solutions.
Thus the way cities are designed shifts and the digitalization acquires more significance under sustainable views. Ultimately these changes will enable cities to “improve the efficiency, equity and quality of life for its citizens in real time” (Batty et al. 2012).

The public event at the Institute for Sustainable Urbanism (ISU), TU Braunschweig, brings together researchers, academics, professionals, experts, industry as well as decision makers of municipalities. The conference seeks to explore the potentials and challenges of digitalization for
urbanism and how it will  shape our cities.


»  DOWNLOAD: Invitation (PDF)
Date: 14.11.2017, 10am – 8pm
Venue: Architekturpavillon, TU Braunschweig


Caroline Bos
Caroline Bos, UNStudio
Caroline Bos (Prof.) is Co-founder and Principal Urban Planner of UNStudio, and Honorary Professor at the University of Melbourne. UNStudio presents itself as a network of specialists in architecture, urban development and infrastructure.
Image Credits: UNStudio

Emine Mine Thompson

Emine Mine Thompson, Northumbria University
Emine Mine Thompson (Dr.) is an independent researcher on Smart and Future Cities, with focus on digital urbanism, virtual city modelling, city information modelling, virtual and augmented reality.
Image Credits: Thompson, E. M. and Thompson, E.M. et al 2016.

Sven Schneider

Sven Schneider, Bauhaus-University
Sven Schneider (Prof. Dr.) is professor at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and conducts research on generative design, design automation, design methodology and analysis of spatial configurations.  |
Image Credits: Schneider, S. 2016.

Pablo Martínez and Mar Santamaria Varas

Pablo Martínez and Mar Santamaria Varas, 300.000 Km/s
Pablo Martínez and Mar Santamaria Varas are architects founders of 300.000Km/s, a firm of architects, urban planners and engineers that provides design, data analysis and consulting services for cities.
Image Credits: 300.000Km/s


Please register by November 03, 2017.

Herewith I agree to pay the following conference fee according to my status.
Fees incl. food, beverages as well as conference proceedings.

 TU Braunschweig (free) Student external (15,-) Other (35,-)



Abstract for Review Submission (Poster)
The ISUTalks#5 organizing committee invites researchers, professionals, designers and industry practitioners to submit research abstracts.
– Maximum 1.000 words (including references).
– Remove all information from the abstract which might reveal your identity.
– All abstracts should be prepared in Adobe PDF and be named as follows:
Conference name, 3 first words of the title, date of submission (YYYYMMDD)
Example: ISUTalks5_TitleOfPaper_20172508.PDF
– Abstracts typically present: title, keywords, research gap, relevance, theoretical basis, methods and preliminary results or future work.

Possible Topics
# Urban Design, Urban Space, Smart/Intelligent Cities,
# Design Tools, Computational Tools,
# Collaboration & Participation, Human-computer Interaction,
# Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality & Holography,
# Modeling & Simulation, Prediction & Evaluation,
# City Information Modelling, Big Data, Geodata,
# Autonomous Drive, Drones, Interfaces, Sensors

The submission deadline for abstracts is September 17th, 2017.
Submit your abstract, mentioning your complete name and institution on the subject of the email:

Submission Dates

Abstracts (without author identification) 17-Sep-2017
Authors informed of results of abstracts submissions 13-Oct-2017
Final abstract submission 03-Nov-2017
ISUTalks#5 Conference 14-Nov-2017


This conference is made possible by the generous support of: