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Where City And Territory Meet...

Online Symposium


  • Symposium


  • Sustainable Systems (Field of Expertise)
  • Andere Forschungsthemen
  • Sonstige

To celebrate the publication of its most recent book "Basics of Urbanism", forthcoming September 2021, Park Books, the Institute of Urbanism at TU Graz invites contributions to its online symposium!

The online symposium lasts for 1,5 days and contains keynotes by Prof. Aglaée Degros, Prof. Emeritus Marcel Smets, Dr. Eva Schwab and DI Markus Bogensberger as well as panel discussions, videos and slide shows alongside the paper sessions.

How does the territorial project manifest in the actual design of our built environment?

Taking current and historic urban and rural projects as a base to move beyond a reconsideration of the profession’s fundamental goals and means, this online symposium invites theoretical, practical, methodological and empirical contributions that look at how the ongoing societal discourse manifests in space. We understand projects both as the medium and outcome of an amalgam of influences, be they of ecological, economic, cultural, social or political nature. Thus, we welcome extended abstracts which explore how these influences are part of the territorial project and enable its spatial manifestation. We look forward to contributions from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, be they architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, planning or geography, urban studies and policy making.

We particularly encourage submissions that investigate (but are not limited to) the following topic areas and questions in a historical or contemporary perspective:

  • Quality in urban design
  • Justice in urban design
  • Pluridisciplinary and pluridimensional implementation processes

By participating in the online symposium, you will also have the opportunity to qualify for participation in a live symposium at the Haus der Architektur in Graz in February 2022 as well as the corresponding publication. Potential participants for the live event in February 2022 will be contacted after the online symposium.

Disciplines: architects | landscape architects | urbanists | planners and designers | scholars with a background in planning and design, geography, urban studies | policy makers

Formats: Presentations of research and practice projects, videos and slide shows


TU Graz | Institute of Urbanism

Zeit und Ort

16. September 2021, 09:00 - 17. September 2021, 12:30



Abhaltungssprache: Englisch

Anmeldung erforderlich


Sabine BAUER
TU Graz | Institute of Urbanism
Tel.: +43 316 873 6285

© Martin Grabner

© Martin Grabner