The Third International Convention on Urban Planning, Housing and Design

School of Architecture, National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge, Singapore 119260, Republic of Singapore

Sept. 22 - 24, 1997

Main Theme:
Cities for the 21st Century


As the twenty-first century approaches, urban settlements the world over are confronted with pressing issues at the local, regional and international level. While the challenges facing cities in the developed and developing world may be different, there are also many common concerns. This is particularly the case as increasingly, globalisation trends and invormation technology help to break down the once insular national frontiers and gegraphic boundaries.

Many cities in the world are plagued by common woes of overpopulation, housing pressure, pollution, enviomental degradation, infrastructural deficiencies and loss of identiy. At the same time, others are excited by the promise of new technologies, the emergence of new design paradigms, the possibilities offered by economic growth and the renewed consicousness of tradition.

It would be meaningful at this juncture to take stock of the development of our built environments and contribute to those that are in the making. Once again we invite academics, professionals and specialists from the international community in such disciplines as architecture, planning, geography, urban studies, environmental sciences and related areas to propose papers and panels which address the following themes:

Dr. Heng Chye Kiang
Chairman, ICUPHD Organising Committee
School of Architecture
National University of Singapore
Kent Ridge
Singapore 119260
Republic of Singapore

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