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The Conference

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to the 6th international conference on Changing Cities; Spatial, Design, Landscape, Heritage & Socioeconomic dimensions, 24-28 June 2024, Island of Rhodes, Greece.

The main theme of the 6th Changing Cities conference is
“Climate Crisis. Cities’ transitions towards smart & green development”.

The series of international conferences on CHANGING CITIES aspires to bring together urban planners and designers, architects, landscape designers, urban geographers and historians, urban economists, urban sociologists, and urban policy makers. It aims at investigating new challenges of cities and their future, and becoming an international forum of transaction of ideas on cities’ transitions.

We have so far organized six conferences, with peer-reviewed Proceedings, taking place always in June, and always in venues with unique natural landscape and cultural heritage.

  • CHANGING CITIES I: Spatial, Morphological, formal and socioeconomic dimensions, 18-21 June 2013, Skiathos Island, Greece.
  • CHANGING CITIES IΙ: Spatial, Design, Landscape and socioeconomic dimensions, 22-26 June 2015, Porto Heli, Peloponnese, Greece.
  • CHANGING CITIES IΙI: Spatial, Design, Landscape and socioeconomic dimensions, 26-30 June 2017, Syros Island, Greece.
  • CHANGING CITIES IV: Spatial, Design, Landscape and socioeconomic dimensions, 23-28 June 2019, Chania, Crete Island, Greece.
  • CHANGING CITIES V: Spatial, Design, Landscape, Heritage and socioeconomic dimensions, 20-25 June 2022, Corfu Island, Greece.
  • CHANGING CITIES VI: Spatial, Design, Landscape, Heritage & Socioeconomic dimensions, 24-28 June 2024, Island of Rhodes, Greece.

All Changing Cities conferences have been welcome by the academic community worldwide, usually attracting over 300 presenters from more than 50 countries – Greece and Europe, USA and Canada, Latin America, Middle East and North Africa, Asia, Far East, and Oceania.

On this basis, we believe the 6th Changing Cities conference will also be a successful academic event. This year, the conference puts an emphasis on transformations of cities for addressing climate crisis. As always, other conference thematic axis focus on:

  • Resilient Cities,
  • Smart Cities,
  • Enviromental Urban Planning,
  • Green Architecture; Urban Design & New Technologies,
  • Climate Change, Circular Economy and Sustainable Development,
  • Urban Design in Planning,
  • Sustainable Urban Planning & Development,
  • Urban Redevelopment, Regeneration & Resilience,
  • Urban Cultures & Public Open Spaces,
  • Built Heritage Management & Historical Centres ,
  • Cultural Heritage Management,
  • Urban Landscapes, Landscape Planning & Design,
  • Transportation Planning and Policy in Cities,
  • Place Marketing & City Branding,
  • Urban Economies & Spatial Impacts,
  • Planning Laws & Real Estate,
  • Multicultural citie,
  • Shrinking Cities,  
  • Divided Cities

Rhodes island is a gifted place in terms of natural environment with picturesque bays and crystal-clear waters and beaches. The Medieval core of city of Rhodes is a preserved masterpiece, protected by UNESCO as World Heritage.

The conference is organised in collaboration with University of the Aegean, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Mediterranean Studies; and the conference venue is at the university buildings adjoining the Medieval Walls in the heart of Rhodes’ historical centre.

The conference will be a creative event, and we ‘ll have an enjoyable time together!

We look forward see you all in Rhodes!
Aspa Gospodini, PhD
Professor of Urban Planning & Design,
University of Thessaly,
Department of Planning & Regional Development
Chair of the Organising Committee & the international scientific board
of the series of Changing Cities Conferences

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