Posted by: Qodarian Pramukanto | 15th Jan, 2013


Merging Knowledge into Urban & Regional Planning Perspectives on Facing The Second Decade of 21st Century

Malang, March 4-5, 2013

The dynamic of science and technological development has influenced the way we understand the contemporary nature of urban and regional planning. The prevalence of modern social, economic and environmental issues addresses the need for planning to cope with several unprecedented knowledge. The new planning paradigm – the sustainable development planning –  requires planners to project the needs of current and future generations. However, knowledge regarding sustainability and  the  present human-nature relations remains adolescent. We recorded the sets of challenges which planning should cope;

Climate change phenomenon conduct to unstable up-to extreme climate setting. Rising of temperature and cointinuity hydrometeorological disasters become athreat for security of urban living. In the other hand, a tumult of urban development, waste energy fossil fuel for transportation, have take a role in global warming.
Natural disaster become more oftentimes in everywhere. Over past decades number of natural disasters in the world has increased about 350%. Volcanic activity and the moving of tectonic plates stir earthquakes generate tsunamy in some locations. Volcanologic science led to a realizing that some countries have to face a reality to live on land that have high risk of natural disaster.
Technology facilitate many simplicities for human life and provides a solution to many problems of daily life, such as wheel facilitate movement upto skyscraper technologies have changed face of urban and regional space. Information technology spread widly facilitates world to become closer, changing culture and lifestyle, and movement pattern in any city. In the broader scope, Thomas Friedman termed “The World is Flat” as illustration of the globalization phenomenon. Therefore, any person, organization, city, and state have equal opportunies to compete in global market. These will influence each other beyond geographical boundaries. Competition among cities in the world increase stringently, to determine which city will survive and which ones will be left behind.
Global economic shifting among many countries in the world become more dynamic. Kashora Mahbubani said since half of the first decade of the 21st century, world financial flows are no longer accumulated in developed countries (Europe and US), but shifted flows to developing countries wheres China and India as the spearhead. While in the second tier of Asian economies, there is Korea, Indonesiaa, Hongkong, Taiwan and Singapore as the Emerging Asia 7 (EA-7). Besides, having a more rapid recovery from world monetary crisis, EA-7 also replace Erope as booster of world economic crecovery. Financial concentration in Asia manifests clearly in boisterous of modernization and new cities development in China and different patterns in some India. This condition has both opportunity and challenge to any other city, and Asia cities particularly.

Unstable climatic setting due to the climate change phenomenon increases some types and number of natural disasters, technology and information systems continue to evolve, globalization, shifting poles of the world economy, along with their derivatives, give us illustration of the current situation which is different from the previous century. These conditions directly influence regional and urban development and the life quality within. Therefore, the planners should comprehens the development of many sciences. Besides, the integrative and non-linear approach is required to adapt regional and urban development planning toward the challange of future development.

‘Adaptive Planning’ is integrative non-linier approch used to face the challange of uncertain condition in the future. This approach combines many perspective of sciences into one perspective of regional and urban planning. Therefore, this approach can pursue the raising of new science to improve the current planning scenarios. Considering this aims, “International Conference: Planning Toward Uncertainty” is proposed to be the one of many activites to commemorate the Fiftieth Years of Brawijaya University. This activity will accomodate comunicaton of inter-scientific fields, such as: Engineering, Geography, Mathematics, Sociology, Development Studies, Managements, Arts, and so on. Through the involvement of many sciences in this conference, planners can recognize and locate the ‘drivers’ into planning scenarios. Furthemore, we can formulate the alternative scenario for the current urban and regional planning issues.

Therefore the hosts and organisers cordially invite global scholars to discuss, share their knowledge, research and ideas that relate to the topics, at our International Conference. We look forward to welcoming you to Malang City, Paris van East Java

Deadline for Extended Abstract : January 21, 2013

Notification of Acceptance : January 28, 2013

Final Submission for Full Paper : February 18, 2013

Deadline for Regristration Conference : February 28, 2013

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