Designing Cities – Principles and practices of city planning in the past and present
CALL FOR PAPERS
AACCP (Architecture, Archaeology and Contemporary City Planning) is a multidisciplinary
and progressive network, which has gathered together researchers, experts and practitioners
from various fields to discuss topics related to urban development and city planning since
2014. One of the main aims of the network is to promote collaboration between different actors
and increase understanding of the profitable co-existence of the past, present and future
in urban environments.
With this task in mind, we are happy to invite you to the eighth AACCP symposium organized
in collaboration with the Finnish Institute in the Middle East in Beirut, Lebanon in April 27–
30 and May 1, 2020.
With the theme Designing Cities – Principles and practices of city planning in the past and
present we are inviting contributors to present papers that fall within the cross section of architecture,
archaeology and city planning and are related, but not limited, to the following topics:
• Urban development, redevelopment and regeneration
• Visions, ideas and realizations – principles in practice
• The role, (mis)use and utilisation of heritage in city planning and building
• Collaboration between city planners, architects, archaeologists and developers
• Public–private–people partnership in urban planning
• Climate crisis, cities and cultural heritage
• Interrelationship between public and private spaces
• Production of urban space from social perspective
• Land use, transportation and traffic
• Functionality, sustainability and attractivity of cities
If you wish to participate in the symposium and present your studies, experiences and ideas
at the AACCP2020 in Beirut, please send your proposal with an abstract (maximum 300
words) by January 15, 2020 to Liisa Seppänen () and / or Sinan Burat
(). You may also participate in the meeting without a paper. In this case
too, we would appreciate your contact.
The programme consists of presentations and discussions, excursions in and outside Beirut
as well as social activities which have proved to be very fruitful and to bring interesting ideas
for new kind of research and collaboration. The full programme will be published by February
10, 2020 together with the acceptance of papers.
The premises of the meeting are kindly provided by the Finnish Institute in the Middle East,
who will take charge of arrangements related to accommodation (hotel reservations), meals
and excursions. Participation for the symposium is free, but each participant will be charged
for the accommodation and according to the attendance at other activities and excursions.
Because of the final booking of premises, hotels and excursions, all participants need to register
to the symposium to Mrs Manal Chatila () by February 28, 2020.
More detailed information about the registration will be sent for those who have expressed
their preliminary interest in participating in the symposium by January 15.
The proceedings of previous symposiums have been published as e-publications, and we intend
to publish the papers of the AACCP2020 as well.
We are looking forward to highly interesting and productive days in Beirut in spring 2020.
Warmly welcome to AACCP2020!