Upcoming Events

Upcoming events hosted by the Epidemic Urbanism Initiative

Organizing Change Toward Health Equity – Friday, October 7, 2022, 12-1:30pm US ET (via Zoom)

The primary objective of this panel is to address a range of timely questions at the intersection of global health and the built environment across the world provoked by the simultaneous challenges of COVID-19, inequity, and climate change; for example: 

  • What role can organizations play in educating the public on the role of the built environment on public health? 
  • How have organizations pivoted over the last couple of years in response to COVID? What practices should be carried forward?
  • What are the opportunities and stakes of thinking and working globally to confront the many precarities and vulnerabilities rendered visible by COVID?

This session will be moderated by Thomas Fisher, Director of the Minnesota Design Center and the Dayton Hudson Chair in Urban Design at the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. Panelists include:

This event will be held via Zoom. Register here.

Architecture as Global Health Equity – Saturday, November 12, 2022, 12-1:30pm US ET (via Zoom)

This panel seeks to address a range of timely questions for global health and architectural practice provoked by the simultaneous epidemics of COVID-19, inequity, and climate change; for example: 

  • How has architecture shifted in response to issues of access and equity provoked in the post-COVID age?
  • What are the specific opportunities and stakes of thinking and working globally in architecture?
  • What are the new opportunities for and stakes of multidisciplinary collaborations for architects across the world?
  • How does the practice of architecture need to change to confront the many vulnerabilities in urban settings rendered visible by COVID? What role can and should architects play in this shift?
  • What are opportunities for architects to work with their local communities to address these issues?

This session will be moderated by David Gloster, former RIBA Director of Education (2006-21). Panelists include:

  • Sahar Attia, Egypt
  • Christiana Caira, White Arkitekter, Sweden
  • Henry Chao, Chao Architect, USA
  • Femke Feenstra, GAF, The Netherlands
  • Robin Guenther, Perkins and Will, USA
  • Khondaker Hasibul Kabir, Bangladesh
  • Rubén Octavio Sepúlveda Chapa, Dear Architects, Mexico
  • Timothy Seyi Odeyale, Nigeria

This event will be held via Zoom. Register here.

CFP: The 58th ISOCARP Congress: 3-6 October, Brussels (proposals due July 8th).  

Call for Contributions. Categories: A) Research Paper + Presentation, B) Research Paper, and C) Case Study + Track Presentation. The topic should fall within one of the four track themes of the conference:

  • Healthy People
  • Healthy Planet
  • Healthy Governance
  • Health Economy

See the specific guidelines for abstracts and presentations here and read more about the call for contributions on this webpage: https://brussels2022.dryfta.com/call-for-contributions

8th International Multidisciplinary Congress PHI – Proportion Harmonies Identities, October 6-8.

 In 2022 with the subject “Time and Space”, organized by the Centre for Humanities (CHAM) of the NOVA Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, the School of Architecture of the Lisbon University (FAUL) and the Faculty of Architecture of Porto University (FA-UP).

Call for papers: http://phi.fa.ulisboa.pt/index.php/en/call-for-papers/submit-papers 

Information about Project PHI- Proportion Harmonies Identities:



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