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8th Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU)

A: True Smart & Green Urban Society


Building resilient and sustainable cities is becoming a normatively positive concept. However it is often related with very few critical and systemic thinking. A key policy and important design aspect, which should be addressed in the implementation of sustainable and resilient smart and green concepts, is social responsibility. However, social responsibility is a not always taken into account. The social impacts of spatially exclusive smart technologies or sustainable design practices usually let a part the implications of cultural and behavioral aspects of truly greener and smart societies, living in greener and smarter cities.

The involvement of citizens, on both individual and communal basis, in the development and reshaping of urban environments towards resilient and sustainable systems is the key point of this sub-theme. A more resilient city is not only less vulnerable and a more sustainable city has not only lower carbon emissions and resource consumption than a conventional city. Truly resilient and sustainable cities need to address the society, people’s behavioral change, and a strong cultural positioning through a societal transition, in which green and smart solutions actively work synergistically with the urban society.

The revitalization of urban districts through cultural regeneration and the infusion of creative precincts will be also discussed in the framework of this sub-theme. This includes initiatives by individuals or collectives for sustainable and resilient development, transformation and regeneration of spaces and dynamics for enhancing urban societal transition.

Keywords: Social responsibility, benefits redistribution, participation, integration, informal sector, communities & community based development, individualism and collectivism, political conditions, network society, green urban culture, generic city and identity, social inequalities, kampong, slums and squatters, historic urban core, cultural sustainability, social resilience, local wisdom, social justice.

List of papers (12)
by Chi Lu  *
List of Accepted Abstracts (21)
"Green" is the new "white" and "wealthy": Environmental gentrification, community displacement, and enclavization in the sustainable and resilient city.
Beyond the Master Planning- Challenges and Opportunities of the Village Development in China
Green solutions and ecological politics in Indonesia: the tale of two extremities
Green urban culture: Does living green translate to travelling green?
Informal Green Urbanism: Community Gardening Activism and the Remaking of Contemporary Cities
Innovation and Competition of Green Concept in Indonesia New Town Development: Evidences from Different Case Studies
Integrated Organizational Management Model in Overcoming Challenges of Sustainability
Learn from Eco-Friendly Kampong in Jakarta: The Case of Kampong Banjarsari - Cilandak, Jakarta
Locating the Green City in Heritage Tourism The case of Old Town of Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia
National Boundary vs Dayak Gun's Spatial Behaviour at Entikong Frontier Villages, Sanggau Regency, West Kalimantan Province, Indonesia
One by One Kilometer: Decoding Singapore's Everyday Urbanism
Public Participation in Pollution Monitoring for Cities
Smart City for Developing Countries, is it possible?: Exploring Potential Instrument for Building Smart Community in the Global South
Strengthened Adaptive Capacity Through Smart Community Towards Sea Level Rise. Case Study: Sanur Coastal Area, Denpasar Capital City of Bali
Study On The Smart Growth Resource-Based City In China:A Case Study Of Renewing Cities
The difference between analysing liveability and designing a liveable city
The Future of Urban Youth: Utopia or Dystopia?
The smart has to be social: two case studies on the social canvas of smart urbanism
The Spread of Global E-commerce and A New Services Framework in Rural China(Suichang Township case study)
by Zi Li  *
Towards Smarter City: The Practice of Open Government and Citizen Engagement in Jakarta
Understanding resilience in urban slums: Lessons from Pedda-Jalaripeta, India
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