‘The Entrepreneurial City’ is the theme for the 10th conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU). Nine conferences have been held in various countries across the world. In face of global and local environmental, social and economic challenges, the conference brings together international planners and designers to deliberate on theories, design and practices related to the entrepreneurial city. The conference will be hosted by the School of Architecture of the Chinese University of Hong Kong on December 14-16, 2017.
Following the goals of UN Habitat’s New Urban Agenda, the conference explores: How to create urban prosperity and an inclusive economy? It investigates (i) relationships between urban form, economic models and productivity; (ii) empowering migrant entrepreneurs in the arrival city; (iii) mapping the impact of informal social-economic dynamics on urban space; (iv) new urban space and typologies to connect working and living; and (v) social entrepreneurialism and new forms to interact in public space.
City Space Architecture
Blend | Architecture/Urbanism/Research
CURB | Center for Architecture and Urbanism
The Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design (HKIUD)
The Urban Land Institute | Asia Pacific