13th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HUMANE HABITAT (ICHH) 2011 Theme: Appropriate Transportation and Infrastructural Development for Evolving

Sust ainable Humane Habitats Dates: Jan 28-30, 2011 Organizers: International Association for Humane Habitat (IAHH) Hosts: Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai. 400 050, India. Invitation: The International Association for Humane Habitat (IAHH) is pleased to announce t he Thirteenth International Conference on Humane Habitat (ICHH) 2011. It shall b e hosted by Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai, India in association with the Council of Architecture, (COA); Maharashtra Chapter of the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA); Practicing Architects, Engineers and Town Planners Association (PEATA), Forum of Colleges of Architecture, University of Mumbai; Maharashtra A ssociation of Schools of Architecture (MASA); Indian Association of Schools of A rchitecture; and the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA). ICHH 2011 sha ll be held from January 28-30, 2011 in Mumbai, India. We are pleased to invite educators, researchers, architects, planners, engineers , social scientists, environmentalists, policy makers, administrators, developer s, managers, corporate associations, non-governmental organizations, concerned c itizens and students interested in planning, designing, constructing and develop ing “Appropriate Infrastructural Development for Evolving Sustainable Humane Habi tats” to actively participate in ICHH 2011 Theme: Appropriate Transportation and Infrastructural Development for Evolving S ustainable Humane Habitats: The world is urbanizing rapidly. The epicentres of this process are located in t he Global South. Here, millions of people are projected to pour in to large and small cities. The migrants, often having suffered badly under failing conditions in the hinterland will look towards the city to provide a livelihood. Also, cit ies will also experience demographic growth owing to reproduction of current cit y dwellers. Cities in the Global South are already reeling under severe stress a nd infrastructure is failing. One of the key ingredients which the burgeoning ci ties need to equip themselves with is appropriate transportation and infrastruct ure that enhances liveability and ensures equal access for all in the city of to morrow. ‘World-class City’ has become a cliché synonymous with metropolitan urban development. Smaller and medium cities too, not having a plan of their own, try to brainless ly embrace this. This approach often results in inappropriate, uneconomical and unsustainable transportation systems and infrastructure being built which furthe r puts economic and environmental stress on the already degrading – both economica lly and environmentally – cities world over in general and cities in the Global So uth in particular. With this understanding, we aim to develop strategies at inte rnational, national, state and regional levels for ‘appropriate transportation and infrastructure development’ for evolving sustainable humane habitats. Sub-themes: National, State, Regional and local Infrastructural Development Policies and Pla ns Appropriate Urban and Rural Infrastructural Development Strategies & Programmes Appropriate and Innovative Transportation and Infrastructural Design and Constru ction Appropriate Social, Cultural, Health-care, Educational and Recreational infrastr ucture Appropriate Transportation Evolving Sustainable Humane Habitats International, National, State and Regional Infrastructural Development Policies and Plans We need to review the existing infrastructural development policies and plans at international, national, state and regional level to critically evaluate if the existing infrastructure is adequate and if the plans for next two-three decades are in place to meet the future demand for infrastructure in a rapidly developi ng world. We would like to discuss the change that is required in our policies a

nd programmes for appropriate transportation and infrastructure development to e nable evolution of sustainable humane habitats. Urban and Rural Infrastructural Development: Strategies & Programmes We are aware that world over architects, engineers, planners and policy makers h ave been experimenting along with the private, government and non-government org anizations to plan, design and develop appropriate programmes for urban and rura l infrastructure development. We would like to know about such experimental and successful strategies and programmes of transportation and infrastructure renewa l, up gradation and development from different countries and cities. Appropriate and Innovative Infrastructure Design and Construction Appropriate infrastructure designs and plans for power, transportation, communic ation, water supply, drainage, sewage collection, treatment and disposal, refuse collection, recycling and disposal systems. Infrastructure sector provides uniq ue opportunities to architects, engineers and planners to design appropriate, af fordable and sustainable infrastructure using innovative approaches. It would be interesting to share these projects and works in the field of transportation an d infrastructure design. Social, Cultural, Health Care, Educational and Recreational Infrastructure. Along with technical and physical infrastructure, supporting social, cultural, e ducational, health care and recreational infrastructure in promoting development of sustainable communities and enables development of sustainable humane habita ts. Appropriate Transportation Systems for Evolving Sustainable Humane Habitats The case studies of traditional, modern and post-modern habitats including conse rvation, revitalization, redevelopment and development of appropriate transporta tion and infrastructure development and new sustainable communities with public transportation systems, mix land use, pedestrian friendly networks and innovati ve policies and programmes in evolving sustainable humane habitats. CALL FOR PAPERS Abstracts Abstracts (about 2000 w ords) by December 30, 2010 on A4 portrait format in Arial 10 font size along wit h brief curriculum vitae, passport details and a photograph of the speakers. Final Papers Final papers (about 80 00 words) by January 15, 2011 on A4 portrait format in Arial 10 font size along with illustrations, photographs, slides and detailed curriculum vitae of the spe aker. REGISTRATION FEES Delegates Foreign (except SAARC) persons Early US $ 400 (before December 30, 2010) / Late US $ 500. Indian and SAARC countries Early INRs. 3000 (before December 30, 2010) / Late INRs. 4000 Accompanying Persons Foreign (except SAARC) persons Early US $ 300 (before December 30, 2010) / Late US $ 400 Indian and SAARC countries Early INRs. 2000 (before December 30, 2010) / Late INRs. 3000 Student Discount: Discounted registration for students shall be as follows: Foreign (Except SAARC ) Students US $ 200 (before December 30, 2010)/ Late US $ 300 Indian and SAARC Students INRs 1500 (before December 30, 2010)/ Late INRs 2000 Payments Payments in favour of ”Rizvi College of Architecture Conference a/c” payable at Mumb ai, India. For Online Registration please visit our website: www.humanehabitat.o rg Accommodation: Single Double Occupancy Hotel Rangsharda INRs 7500/INRs 9500/Hotel Oriental Residency INRs 6000/INRs 7000/Hotel Executive Enclave INRs 5000/INRs 7500/-

Please let us know your choice of hotel and dates of arrival and departure. Note: Foreign delegates are required to obtain Indian visa and medical insurance before travelling. For further particulars, please contact: Prof. Akhtar Chauhan, Convener ICHH 2011, ICHH Secretariat, Rizvi College of Architecture, Off Carter Road, Bandra West, Mumbai 400 050 India Tel: +91-22-26050624 / 26044196 Fax: +91-22-26002744 E Mail: contact@humanehabitat.org Website: http://humanehabitat.or g

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