UPE11: Steering Urban Transformations

A debater on directions, orientations, strategies and policies that shape (our) next cities

September 16-19, 2014, La Plata, Argentina


UPE11 is the first International Urban Planning and Environment Association – IUPEA- Symposium to take place in Latin America. It is planned as a venue to share and debate different regional and local approaches to socio-territorial and environmental crises, trends and choices, and to explore and contrast different strategies, instruments, and policies for guiding urbanization processes in diverse national settings.

Spanish, Portuguese and English will serve as official Symposium languages, and UPE11 will include researchers, public officials, planners, educators and representatives of civil society organizations involved in dealing with urban growth and environmental planning in a variety of socio-political and cultural settings.

UPE 11 attempts to discern what answers- similar and divergent - we may give to the questions that we share and - not less significant - what issues and what enquiries differentiate our contexts and our approaches.


1.Sustainability challenges in socio-territorial development and urban/regional planning

2.Urban form and structure: organizing territories, guiding growth patterns

3.Changing perceptions and approaches to the “Right to the City”

4.Building new socio-environmental agendas to steer and manage urban transitions and transformations

We invite you to make proposals for presentations in track sessions, or for the poster sessions.The deadline for abstracts is March 3rd, 2014.For guidelines, registration fees, and other information, please visit:http://www.upe11.org/home_en

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UPE11 is hosted by the Universidad Nacional de La Plata.