13th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HUMANE HABITAT (ICHH) 2011
Appropriate Transportation and Infrastructural Development for Evolving Sustainable Humane Habitats
Dates: Jan 28-30, 2011
Organizers: International Association for Humane Habitat (IAHH)
Hosts: Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai. 400 050, India.
The International Association for Humane Habitat (IAHH) is pleased to announce the Thirteenth International Conference on Humane Habitat (ICHH) 2011. It shall be hosted by Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai, India in association with the Council of Architecture, (COA); Maharashtra Chapter of the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA); Practicing Architects, Engineers and Town Planners Association (PEATA), Forum of Colleges of Architecture, University of Mumbai; Maharashtra Association of Schools of Architecture (MASA); Indian Association of Schools of Architecture; and the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA). ICHH 2011 shall be held from January 28-30, 2011 in Mumbai, India.
We are pleased to invite educators, researchers, architects, planners, engineers, social scientists, environmentalists, policy makers, administrators, developers, managers, corporate associations, non-governmental organizations, concerned citizens and students interested in planning, designing, constructing and developing “Appropriate Infrastructural Development for Evolving Sustainable Humane Habitats” to actively participate in ICHH 2011
Theme: Appropriate Transportation and Infrastructural Development for Evolving Sustainable Humane Habitats:
The world is urbanizing rapidly. The epicentres of this process are located in the Global South. Here, millions of people are projected to pour in to large and small cities. The migrants, often having suffered badly under failing conditions in the hinterland will look towards the city to provide a livelihood. Also, cities will also experience demographic growth owing to reproduction of current city dwellers. Cities in the Global South are already reeling under severe stress and infrastructure is failing. One of the key ingredients which the burgeoning cities need to equip themselves with is appropriate transportation and infrastructure that enhances liveability and ensures equal access for all in the city of tomorrow.
‘World-class City’ has become a cliché synonymous with metropolitan urban development. Smaller and medium cities too, not having a plan of their own, try to brainlessly embrace this. This approach often results in inappropriate, uneconomical and unsustainable transportation systems and infrastructure being built which further puts economic and environmental stress on the already degrading – both economically and environmentally – cities world over in general and cities in the Global South in particular. With this understanding, we aim to develop strategies at international, national, state and regional levels for ‘appropriate transportation and infrastructure development’ for evolving sustainable humane habitats.
National, State, Regional and local Infrastructural Development Policies and Plans
Appropriate Urban and Rural Infrastructural Development Strategies & Programmes
Appropriate and Innovative Transportation and Infrastructural Design and Construction
Appropriate Social, Cultural, Health-care, Educational and Recreational infrastructure
Appropriate Transportation Evolving Sustainable Humane Habitats
International, National, State and Regional Infrastructural Development Policies and Plans
We need to review the existing infrastructural development policies and plans at international, national, state and regional level to critically evaluate if the existing infrastructure is adequate and if the plans for next two-three decades are in place to meet the future demand for infrastructure in a rapidly developing world. We would like to discuss the change that is required in our policies and programmes for appropriate transportation and infrastructure development to enable evolution of sustainable humane habitats.
Urban and Rural Infrastructural Development: Strategies & Programmes
We are aware that world over architects, engineers, planners and policy makers have been experimenting along with the private, government and non-government organizations to plan, design and develop appropriate programmes for urban and rural infrastructure development. We would like to know about such experimental and successful strategies and programmes of transportation and infrastructure renewal, up gradation and development from different countries and cities.
Appropriate and Innovative Infrastructure Design and Construction
Appropriate infrastructure designs and plans for power, transportation, communication, water supply, drainage, sewage collection, treatment and disposal, refuse collection, recycling and disposal systems. Infrastructure sector provides unique opportunities to architects, engineers and planners to design appropriate, affordable and sustainable infrastructure using innovative approaches. It would be interesting to share these projects and works in the field of transportation and infrastructure design.
Social, Cultural, Health Care, Educational and Recreational Infrastructure.
Along with technical and physical infrastructure, supporting social, cultural, educational, health care and recreational infrastructure in promoting development of sustainable communities and enables development of sustainable humane habitats.
Appropriate Transportation Systems for Evolving Sustainable Humane Habitats
The case studies of traditional, modern and post-modern habitats including conservation, revitalization, redevelopment and development of appropriate transportation and infrastructure development and new sustainable communities with public transportation systems, mix land use, pedestrian friendly networks and innovative policies and programmes in evolving sustainable humane habitats.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Abstracts Abstracts (about 2000 words) by December 15, 2010 on A4 portrait format in Arial 10 font size along with brief curriculum vitae, passport details and a photograph of the speakers.
Final Papers Final papers (about 8000 words) by January 15, 2011 on A4 portrait format in Arial 10 font size along with illustrations, photographs, slides and detailed curriculum vitae of the speaker.
Foreign (except SAARC) persons Early US $ 400 (before December 15, 2010) / Late US $ 500. Indian and SAARC countries Early INRs. 3000 (before December 31, 2010) / Late INRs. 4000
Foreign (except SAARC) persons Early US $ 300 (before December 15, 2010) / Late US $ 400 Indian and SAARC countries Early INRs. 2000 (before December 31, 2010) / Late INRs. 3000
Student Discount: Discounted registration for students shall be as follows:
Foreign (Except SAARC ) Students US $ 200 (before December 15, 2010)/ Late US $ 300
Indian and SAARC Students INRs 1500 (before December 15, 2010)/ Late INRs 2000
Payments in favour of ”Rizvi College of Architecture Conference a/c” payable at Mumbai, India. For Online Registration please visit our website: www.humanehabitat.org
Accommodation: Single Double Occupancy
Hotel Rangsharda INRs 7500/- INRs 9500/-
Hotel Oriental Residency INRs 6000/- INRs 7000/-
Hotel Executive Enclave INRs 5000/- INRs 7500/-
Please let us know your choice of hotel and dates of arrival and departure.
Note: Foreign delegates are required to obtain Indian visa and medical insurance before travelling.
For further particulars, please contact:
Prof. Akhtar Chauhan, Convener ICHH 2011,
ICHH Secretariat, Rizvi College of Architecture, Off Carter Road, Bandra West,
Mumbai 400 050 India
Tel: +91-22-26050624 / 26044196 Fax: +91-22-26002744