Plan, develop, design:
Making smart cities and architecture

The 9th Annual Symposium of Architectural Research 2017
Oulu, Finland, November 29th - December 2nd 2017

University of Oulu, Oulu School of Architecture welcomes you to the 9th Annual Symposium of Architectural Research (Atut2017), to be held November 29th – December 2nd 2017 in Oulu. The Symposium is the annual gathering for research in architecture, urban design and planning, and it has been organized by the Finnish schools of architecture together with the Finnish Association of Architects SAFA since 2009.

The main theme of Atut2017 is ”Plan, develop, design: Making smart cities and architecture”. The Symposium will contribute to,
critique and address widely the phenomena related to smart development, practices and projects. This includes smart cities, communities,
environments, architecture, construction, and lighting.

MISSION

The world is urbanizing and digitalizing, and there is a major trend where cities, communities and buildings are being developed as smart environments. This raises a variety of new questions for planners, designers and developers.

As planning and design are future oriented, in the Symposium, we will examine, in what ways architectural design, and urban planning and design contribute to, critique and address the smart city phenomenon, practices and projects. What kind of integrative processes and methods could be used to connect development actions in smart cities, communities, environments, architecture and construction? How can multidisciplinarity benefit research, design and planning?

We welcome researchers and practitioners in architecture, urban design and planning, as well as any other field affiliated to planning, development and design of smart cities to present their work in the Symposium. These other fields may include, for instance, computer science, information processing science, economics, futures research, lighting design and research, industrial engineering and management, innovation studies, education, health studies, social sciences such as geography, cultural anthropology, interaction and communication studies.

The main mission of Atut2017 is to gather together experts around the world to provide contributions for the research and development of smart cities and architecture.

REGISTRATION

Registration is open until November 24th 2017.

You are warmly welcome!