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Smaller Cities in a Shrinking World: Learning to Thrive Without Growth +
Alan Mallach

This book explores what it means to be a smaller, peripheral city in a world of declining and aging populations, rampant climate change, emerging technologies and deglobalization. As more and more cities become shrinking cities, can these cities sustain economic and social vitality alongside shrinking population numbers? The author argues that cities have an extraordinary opportunity to reshape their futures, learning from the missteps and successes of other cities up to now, laying out a vision of ‘networked localism’, as a model smaller cities to supplant today’s globalized, unsustainable growth model.

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Spatial Planning Systems in Central and Eastern European Countries. Review and Comparison of Selected Issues +
Maciej J. Nowak, Andrei Mitrea, Gunta Lukstina, Alexandru-Ionu t Petrisor, Krisztina Filepné Kovács, Velislava Simeonova, Pavel Yanchev, Evelin Jürgenson, Kätlin Põdra. Vít ˇRezáˇc, Kristina Mikalauskaite, Birute Praneviˇciene, Zuzana Ladzianska, Martin Baloga.

A new comparative book, analyzing the structure and planning instruments in Central and East European planning systems.

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Complexity, Responsibility and Care: An Intertwined Perspective on Planning +
Nurit Alfasi, Yael Savaya

This paper brings together three seemingly unrelated urban planning perspectives and shows that combining them could provide a complete, feasible approach to planning. Complexity theory offers code-based planning regulations appropriate for multi-agent urban dynamics. The responsibility model contributes negotiation-based decision-making suitable for situations with multiple agents. Ethics of care outlines how to evaluate planning tools and policies in ways that dignify all human agents.

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Faculty of Architecture, RWTH Aachen University

This symposium aims to collect interdisciplinary perspectives on land issues focusing on three fundamental concepts: value, use a, and property. Land is the major factor determining the possibilities of a sustainable and socially equitable development in urban and rural contexts. In recent years, the unprecedented global increase in land and housing prices has—once again—moved land-related issues into the focus of urban planning and architectural scholarship. Responding to the deepening housing affordability crisis, the debate on the possible solutions to restrict land speculation is ongoing.

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Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI), and Sustainability (UN-SDGs): Trends and Practice. 11-12 October +
The Union of International Associations, Seoul.

The UIA Round Tables provide an opportunity to learn through networking and through practice, to meet other international associations and share experience and knowledge about NGOs and other organizations.

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