The Salzburg Congresss on Urban Planning and Development (SCUPAD) is an independent non-profit, international network organization of planners and development specialists, which was founded by the fellows of the Salzburg Global Seminar’s Planning session in 1965.
Cities Beyond Tools: Confronting Poverty & Climate Change
Join us in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for
SCUPAD Congress, May 12 – 15, 2016
SCUPAD Student Workshop, May 16-20, 2016
Our young century is being entrenched by heavy crisis instigated by conflicts of polarized ideological positions and climate change -challenging the core of human civilization. Though there are epicenters, the effect is overflowing to almost every corner of the globalizing world. However, in both the epicenters and peripheries of the unfolding crisis, cities are the obvious venues of hope and despair – related to both causes and effects.
In some areas, such crisis produce dramatic urban growth and rapid urbanization while in others a strong depopulation and destruction of urban centers. In both cases however cities are expected to quickly adapt and respond innovatively to support human survival. Hence, this year’s conference will explore the potentials of cities as tools to mitigate prime challenges such as poverty and climate change. Particular innovative responses of cities to respond to food and livelihood insecurities, massive migration (both cross country and rural-urban migration), and environmental degradation can be picked as focused cases of investigation and discussion.
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