Urban Change in Iran

8 November 2012

Urban Change in Iran

The IRDR is sponsoring an international conference on Urban Change in Iran at UCL (8-9th November). The conference’s primary goal is to provide an international forum for analysing the dynamics of urban change and the ways in which this dynamism can be managed. It is also aimed at path-finding future directions by bridging the gap between theory and practice. Of particular interest for the conference are the socio-cultural aspects of urban transformation, the impacts of exposure to natural hazards and the way in which they have been responded to.

Through a mixture of formal presentations and expert panel workshops on global, regional and national dimension of urban change, history, culture and post-disaster planning and an exhibition of publications and projects based in the region, delegates will be exposed to a wide range of factors involved in forming communities and cities within the Middle East and Central Asia regions.

By the end of the seminar and workshops, the conference hopes to provide better understanding of cities within the Middle East, Central Asia and specifically Iranian cities. The conference aims to outline those past principles that are still relevant to the present-day context: principles whose importance lies not only in their bringing about of historical continuity, but also in their contextualising of universal approaches to urban design.


  • Registration 22 March – 1 September 2012
  • Late Registration On or after 1 September 2012

Submission (extended)

  • Submission of abstracts 15 May 2012
  • Notification of abstracts acceptance 30 May 2012
  • Submission of full papers 15 July 2012
  • Announcement of accepted papers 15 August 2012
  • Submission of camera ready papers 15 September 2012 and presentations

For more details about guiding questions, registration or submission of your abstract please follow the conference link on urban-change-in-iran.org

Further details will be available here shortly, so please check back soon for more information.

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