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UDF 2005-UDF 2006
Urban Development in Future
Nov 2005-Dec 2006
Cities can be seen as a spatially concentrated spectrum of opportunities (the Tourist Opportunity Spectrum, also referred to as recreation opportunity spectrum) in which one can distinguish core elements and secondary elements. The first group refers to the mix of attractions which are unique and interesting and thus capable of attracting tourists to the place, whereas the second group includes the range of urban facilities which support the touristic experience, without being a first motive for the Visit.
The group of primary elements of the urban product includes both the setting of the place (urban morphology, built heritage, green spaces, waterfronts) and the offer of facilities which allow for different activities, such as the cultural resources (museums, theatres, exhibition halls and so on), sport facilities, the amusement sector (such as casinos and theme parks) and the agenda of festivals and events. These core attractions are supported by facilities in the hospitality sector (hotels, restaurants, pubs) and m the retail trade including shopping facilities and street markets. The latter group can be considered to be the added value to the urban tourist experience.
The focus of urban development & tourism is moving from the place-marketing issues towards a discussion on resource and management strategies.
The competitive advantage and, as such, the chances of the sustainability of the urban forms and function now lie in developing cultural tourism products with a strong local identity (sense of place capacity) and with the image of uniqueness and authenticity, despite the strong globalisation trends in the tourism market.
Program after summarizing the on-coming messages:
entertainment culture of the 21st century, the event city, is made up of
theme worlds given over to spectacles, enjoyment, consumption and
entertainment. Malls, theme parks, raves and leisure centres have become
hallmarks of big cities.
Event-orientation causes a worldwide effective City Development. If one asks how the Entertainment industry realizes itself in this sense, then one comes up with the several of disciplines. We refer to them also as “Urban Entertainment” Hardly anything is produced today which doesn't legitimize itself through a more or less large experience value. “Urban Entertainments” are appearing everywhere. At first they are scattered islands, then archipelagos. At some point they will develop into
It will no longer be possible to differentiate between world and “Urban
the image of being an interesting and lively place for tourists of today
is not only important for the image of the city as an entire city within
the first part of the idea of “Urban entertainment and City development”
it also is heavily relying and causing the necessity to “Image urban
entertainment in future brings together shopping, entertainment, Wellness,
Recreation and event under one space. How can be this art of development
celebrated around the world as successful examples for the revitalization
of inner cities?
The IAMCC/Research will address these issues and others at the UDF 2004 Seminar starting in May 2004.
 Disneyland Influences the Traditional City . . . Although Walt rejects architectural principals for the design of Disneyland; its opening begins a trend in town center revivalism in the United States. The park’s Main Street, USA, stirs nostalgia for towns before automobiles, shopping malls, and the suburbanization of the American countryside. The success of Disneyland spurs historic preservation efforts throughout the country and precipitates a popular revival of the vernacular and classic traditions of architecture and urbanism that the park so powerfully evokes. (Koolhaas, Rem, Project on the City II, Harvard Design School, S.281)
from the view points of women (UDF)
2- Speakers & Abstracts(at the bottom of the page)
1-Agenda UDF 2003
2- Speakers and Abstracts:
Urban Development Planning & Gender Mainstreaming
Besides a short defination of the term "Gender Mainstreaming", its historical development in Europe as well as in Vienna, laying down the fundamentals for Gender Maintreaming within the framework of the viennese urban development plan 2004/2005 is the main Theme of this paper.
Arch.DI. Dietlind Erschen
Arch.Dr. Taraneh Yalda
on urban space lived by women in the Iranian cinema
the last century, the Iranian society went through a long period of change
and transition from a traditional society towards a modern one.This
was of course, not a continuous and peaceful process, but like all
social change,was parallel to so many movements and happenings, including a
revolution that has wholly changed the face of the society during the last
quarter of century.
Here, I will try to talk about each period of social and political change, mentioning the social situation of women, and eventually the reflections of all this in the Iranian cinema, produced by women, or men directors interested in the feminine cause.
What can a gendered perspective contribute to a more sustainable urban development? Core issues are the definition of gender as a central aspect of social inequality and the perception of feminist research on city development for the discussion on sustainable urban development.
and the problems of globalization
of the world is a characteristic of the past century, and globalization of
cities is a characteristic of this century.
1970 there were 20 urban points that had a population of more than 5 million.
11 of these, 55 per cent, were located in South Countries. In the year 2000
there were 45 similar urban points, 34 of these, 75 per cent, were again in
the South Countries. In other words the world urban population at the
beginning of 1900 was 150 million, which was equal to 10 per cent of the
total population in that era, but in 2000 urban population of the world was
2 billion equal to per
cent of the total population. It is interesting to mention that in 1950
South Country had 287 million of the world urban population which was equal
to 17 per cent; whereas in 2000 its urban populations reached 2 billion,
equal to 40 per cent of world urban population.
Tehran Urbanization has happened in a fast pace. In fact the population of
Tehran has increased 34 times in about 80 years; from 200 thousand in 1920
to 6.7 million in 2000 (from 1995 to present day the population of Tehran
has remained invariable).
the one hand the above data shows that Tehran has a wide capacity and
potential for playing a role in the region and in the world, but on the
other hand we are faced with high pollution, insufficient jobs and low
income, congestion of city, shortage of public facilities and loss of local
important question is how could the metropolitan areas in the South
Countries, especially Tehran face globalization, the unavoidable phenomena
of the century? And how could we turn the benefits of globalization towards
our national development.
Not to fight with globalization, but somehow tame it;
Participate in globalization, but localize it ;
Become related to North Country, but not depended on it;
Permit the National Capital to circulate in the world economy , but at
the same time absorb International Capital;
Accept the activities that correspond with
globalization, but choose those suitable to the national development.
Arch. DI. Georg Wolfgang Reinbeg
Sustainable Cityplaning, ecology Architecture
Dr. Massoud Shafigh
Arch. Sohrab Mashhoodi
Contemporary City Planning and its history in Iran
Beginning of change in cities of Iran
Contemporary City Planning In Iran
Evaluation of the comprehensive plans of the first 25
Evaluation of population projections
population projections in other cities
Economic projections (Employment and unemployment)
Economic estimates (in the main economic sectors)
The extent of realization
In terms of urban Per Capita standards
Cities have been developed both within and beyond the
The main reasons for the failure of comprehensive
plans in Iran
Managing the change
Changes in the plan preparation processes
Changes in scope of works of urban plans
Arch.Di. Marta Enriguez Reinberg
women participation in the process of building and social Environment in Slums in Guadalajara in Mexico.
Arch.Dr. M-Reza Haeri
100 Years of Tehran Urban Development from the Perspective of Historical Identity
Historical Tehran (HT) Took shape before 1920 during the
and Qajar era, located in the city center.
Tehran (OT) Took shape between 1920 –1955
New Tehran (NT) Took shape after mid 1950’s and is still
manifesting an accelerated rate of urbanization.
Suburban (ST) Took shape after the early 1960’s with the
Fragmented Tehran (FT) Outside the official protected urban boundaries proposed by the Tehran Master Plan,
Development in Future (UDF)
is one of the main
building blocks of the IAMCC/Research City developments. This approach
calls for building broad coalitions of local stakeholders and development
partners, both local and international, to work together to develop a
strategy for a particular city/urban area that reflects a broadly shared
understanding of the city's socio-economic structure, constraints, and
prospects (the analytical assessment) and a shared "vision" of
goals, priorities, and requirements.
The Urban Development in Future is both a process and a product
process of Urban Development in Future is defined by the cities themselves;
therefore each will be somewhat unique but may be expected to involve the
Three major subjects shall be approached at Lecture & Seminar by UDF:
1- The management of
city development and international co-operation:
Possibilities and limits of regulation and
deregulation in city development and city administration,
qualification management, urban economic an
ecologic politics and innovation as well as competition between cities and
2- Urban identities:
Social processes and political measures to
cope with conflict situations, which arise because of differing moral
concepts and differing developments in cities like migration, divergent
social backgrounds in cities etc.
Gender Cities yes
The main emphasis lies on portraits of cities from women’s
perspectives, for example concerning the influence of transition processes
on women’s employment, gender as a barrier in public space and
representation of women in cities at different levels etc.
Action Plan to discuss
After the International Women's Year in
1975, countries around the world began to aim for gender equality.
„Women shape their district“
Specifically, women should be more involved
in planning processes and political decisions about their district since
they are underrepresented in the competent bodies, agencies and offices.
- Because not every public involvement
campaign can reach all women
- Because women are considerably more
familiar with their district than men due to their situation
- development workshops in the respective
district conducted by the equal treatment office; the children are cared
- Clarify the women’s daily problems in
- Verify of specific concerns of women for
the future development of the district, concretisation of visions
- Elaboration of solutions and
implementation strategies for one’s own objectives
- Explanation of possibilities to participate and cooperate at the
supported by: IAMCC/Research
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