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Complexity, Planning & Urbanism

New MArch Atelier at the Manchester School of Architecture: Developing new theoretical approaches & computational tools using a complexity science framework (systems, self-organisation, emergence, intelligence, structural change, adaptation) for the design, management, governance and understanding of future cities related to climate change, citizen participation, development strategies, resilient interventions, policy making, urban morphology and capacity management.

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European Urban Summer School 2012 – London

Eric Cheung & Ulysses Sengupta of Softgrid Ltd CONFIRMED FOR a series of Lectures and Workshops on New Computational Methods for Urban Design and Planning – Within constant change at:


Globalisation, climate change, resource depletion and financial crises are the prevailing – and often crippling – conditions which shape our immediate professional and academic lives and longer-term futures. In our times of rapid change, young planners, architects and designers must develop and adopt new and more holistic approaches to planning and design in order to engage in a meaningful manner with an increasingly urban world and to propose creative interventions that go beyond the immediately physical.

The 3rd European Urban Summer School (EUSS) is a joint project of AESOP / ECTP-CEU / IFHP / ISOCARP and SCIBE, hosted by the University of Westminster, School of Architecture and the Built Environment in September 2012. It aims to bring together postgraduate students, emerging and experienced academics and young and established design and planning professionals from all over Europe (and further away) to develop a better understanding of some of the most pressing contemporary issues related to the built environment and to amplify and strengthen the links between planning- and design-relevant research and professional practice.

*Special thanks to Saskia Sassen for allowing us to refer with our title to her forthcoming chapter ‘Complex and Incomplete: the possibility of making’ (in ‘Complex Urban: Definitions across the disciplines and fields’).


Important Dates

31 May 2012: Application deadline

15 June 2012: Notification of selected participants

31 July 2012:Final registration deadline (incl. payment of registration fee)

21-30 September 2012: 3rd European Urban Summer School


Questions? Please write to Dr Deljana Iossifova at with ‘Question’ in the subject line.


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