Conference: Caumme

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The Mediterranean and Middle East regions have long played an integral, if sometimes volatile, role in the urbanization of the world. The Mediterranean littoral has witnessed rapid growth of population between the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century, from 281 million to 470 million inhabitants.  

The level of urbanization was not limited only to the Middle Eastern region, but it was also witnessed in the whole world, leading to the emergence of new cities, including new urban social, political, industrial, and sometimes cultural factors, and, as a result, over half of the world’s populations are now city dwellers. Urban interconnected communities currently contribute to a rapid-growth phenomenon, as witnessed today.

Conference Topics & Sessions


   A.    GROWTH

  • A1 Rapid Growth

  • A2 Happy De-Growth

  • A3 Covid-19 and De-Urbanization


  • B1 Imaginary Heritage

  • B2 Adaptive Reuse of Heritage

  • B3 Regeneration of 20th Century City


  • C1 Private Vs. Public

  • C2 Nature & Built Environment

  • C3 Port Cities


  • D1 The New Silk Road

  • D2 Post-Capitalism and Circular economy

  • D3 Current Narratives and the Impact on the City



  • E1 Garbage Economy

  • E2 Covid-19 and Safety

  • E3 From Sustainability to Self-Responsibility: Participatory projects


  • F1 Hidden Potentials and Urban Changes

  • F2 Participation in Practice

  • F3 Urban Voids


  • G1 People and Space Making

  • G2 Recycling Memories

  • G3 Housing: Private and Public Realm

3.   SPS3 SPECIAL SESSION about works with specific focus on Egypt

4.   SPS4 SPECIAL SESSION for Ph.D. and Masters Candidates: Best 20 papers will be selected to be published in International Journals

Oral and Virtual sessions are scheduled in a parallel format.

Each session includes three presentations of 15 minutes each, followed by a 15 minutes discussion roundtable.