Open Science Research Excellence

ICIPSUM 2020 : International Conference on Informalizing Public Space and Urban Mapping

Toronto, Canada
September 21 - 22, 2020

Call for Papers

ICIPSUM 2020 : International Conference on Informalizing Public Space and Urban Mapping is the premier interdisciplinary platform for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of Informalizing Public Space and Urban Mapping. The conference will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars in the domain of interest from around the world. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:
  • The role of informality in public space
  • Forms of informality take place in public space
  • Different forms of informality work in public space
  • The role of the built environment
  • Urban design that most effectively address informality in the process of shaping and managing public spaces
  • The synergies and contradictions between formal and informal in public space
  • The in-between conditions
  • Forms of informality that compete for space and visibility
  • Methods that can be used to unravel the ways in which forms of informality work in public space
  • The adaptations and codes of informality in public space
  • The relations between urban informality and street-life intensity
  • The rhythms of informality in public space
  • The relations between spatial, social, and temporal aspects of informality in public space
  • Ways that can urban mapping be used to unravel the dynamics of informality in public space
  • Urban design interventions that enable or constrain the emergence and consolidation of informality in public space
  • Ways that can urban informality be sustained in public space