ABOUT ISUF

ISUF is the international organization of urban form for researchers and practitioners. It was inaugurated in 1994, bringing together urban morphologists worldwide. It seeks to advance research and practice in fields concerned with the built environment.

The International Seminar
on Urban Form

The International Seminar on Urban Form unites under the same umbrella internationals scholars interested in the study of urban form. In urban morphology the form of cities is addressed in the larger framework of the relationships between humans and their environment – social, economic and cultural, building on traditions evolved over the last 70 years. Its  members are scholars from several disciplines, including architecture, geography, history, sociology and town planning. 

The output of this rich, diverse and multi-disciplinary research is published in the journal “Urban Morphology” and disseminated through international conferences and symposia.

ABOUT UDSU

UDSU is a research unit at the University of Strathclyde with over 10 years of experience in studying and analysing how urban space changes over time and space, focusing on concepts of adaptive space, longevity, resilience and evolution. UDSU aims at provoking innovations in Urban Design by establishing new bridges with other disciplines of the built environment like urban morphology and geography, as well as other sciences like the biology of evolution or the physics of complex networks. 

The Urban Design Studies Unit at the Department of Architecture

The Urban Design Studies Unit at the University of Strathclyde was set up in 1989 by Hildebrand Frey and, over the years, it has developed over time within the areas of ecological, urban and economic sustainability, the history of urban design, minorities and the built environment.   

Currently the Unit, led by Prof Sergio Porta, is expanding further towards an interpretation of urban form and dynamics as layered manifestations of complex relationships of mutual change and evolution that require new ways of interpreting, representing and managing space. 

The Unit is part of the Department of Architecture, a leading Architectural and Urban Design school ranked No.1 in Scotland and No. 3 in the UK by the Complete University Guide league tables Architecture.

The UDSU team includes academic staff and their PhD students, and a larger cohort of doctoral and post-doctoral students from the Department of Architecture as a whole. 

THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE

The team

Prof
Sergio Porta

is Professor in Urban Design, Director of UDSU and of the MSc in Urban Design and Chair of ISUF2021.

Dr
Ombretta Romice

is Senior Lecturer in Urban Design at UDSU and Principal Conference Organiser of ISUF2021.

Dr
Alessandra Feliciotti

is Lecturer in Urban Design at USDU  and freelance  architect, urban designer, GIS analyst.

Mr
Martin Fleischmann

is a PhD student in UDSU and Post-Doc at the  Geographic Data Science Lab at the University of Liverpool.

The Scientific Committee

Aisha Abubakar [University of Strathclyde] Hwang Sun Ah [University of Ho Chi Minh] Ipek Akpinar [Izmir Institute of Technology] Danielly Cozer Aliprandi [Instituto Federal Fluminense] Husam AlWaer [University of Dundee] Alessandro Araldi [Université Côte-d’Azur] Li Bao [Southeast University] Michael Barke [Northumbria University] Cana Bilsel [Middle East Technical University] Alessandro Camiz [Özyeğin University] Nevset Canakcioglu [Ozyegin University] Paolo Carlotti [“Sapienza” Università di Roma] Thereza Christina Carvalho [Universidade Federal Fluminense] Nadia Charalambous [University of Cyprus] Lorenzo Chelleri [Universitat Internacional de Catalunya] Fei Chen [University of Liverpool] Carlos Dias Coehlo [Universidade de Lisboa] Vicente Colomer [Universitat Politécnica de Valencia] Francesca Dal Cin [Universidade de Lisboa] Howard Davis [University of Oregon] Wowo Ding [Nanjing University] Naciye Doratlı [Eastern Mediterranean University] Mário Fernandes [Faculty of Arts, University of Porto] Piper Gaubatz [University of Massachusetts] Pierre Gauthier [Concordia University] Ilaria Geddes [University of Cyprua] Jorge Gil [Chalmers University of Technology] Cristina Gonzalez-Longo [University of Strathclyde] Sam Griffiths [University College London] Kai Gu [University of Auckland] Malgorzata Hanzl [Technical University of Lodz] Frederico Holanda [Universidade de Brasília] Sebnem Hoskara [Eastern Mediterranean University Department of Architecture] Xiao Hu [University of Idaho] Matteo Ieva [Politecnico di Bari] Maddalena Iovene [RWTH Aachen Lehrstuhl für Stadtplanung und Planungstheorie] Anna Agata Kantarek [Cracow University of Technolgy] Luna Khirfan [University of Waterloo] Conrad Kickert [University of Cincinnati] Daniel Koch [KTH School of Architecture] Fani Kostourou [University College London] Sigridur Kristjansdottir [Agricultural University of Iceland] Karl Kropf [Oxford Brookes University] Ayşe Sema KUBAT [İstanbul Technical University] Monika Kuffer [University of Twente] Irina Kukina [Siberian Federal University] Peter Larkham [Birmingham City University] Marco Maretto [University of Parma] Nicola Marzot [TU Delft] Wendy McClure [University of Idaho] Vitor Oliveira [Universidade do Porto] Meta Berghauser Pont [Chalmers University of Technology] Ricardo Pozo [Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil] Sérgio Proença [Universidade de Lisboa] Renato Leão Rego [State University of Maringá] Renato Saboya [Federal University of Santa Catarina] Rick Sadler [Michigan State University] Ashraf Salama [University of Strathclyde] Nikos Salingaros [University of Texas] Brenda Scheer [University of Utah] Miguel Serra [Universidade do Porto] Feng Song [Peking University] Wolfgang Sonne [TU Dormund University] Ioanna Stavroulaki [Chalmers University of Technology] Todor Stojanovski [KTH Royal Institute of Technology] Giuseppe Strappa [Università degli Studi “La Sapienza” ] Marco Trisciuoglio [Southeast University Nanjing] Tolga Ünlü [Çukurova University] Hiroyuiki Usui [The University of Tokyo] Laura Vaughan [University College London] Alessandro Venerandi [Université Côte d’Azur] Alice Vialard [Northumbria University] Jiong Wang [University of Twente] Jeremy Whitehand [University of Birmingham] Kai Xu [Tongji University] Ye Zhang [National University of Singapore]

OUR COLLABORATORS

This conference would not be possible without the hard work of the organising committee and the invaluable support of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, the collaboration of colleagues at the Department of Architecture at University of Strathclyde and the help of the staff of the University of Strathclyde Conferencing and Events Team, the Glasgow Convention Bureau and our conference manager Ex-Ordo.

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde

The Engineering Faculty at the University of Strathclyde, is one of the largest engineering department in the UK and largest in Scotland.

The Conferencing and Events team at the University of Strathclyde.

The Conferencing and Events Team is an established University-based service, sited in the Technology and Innovation Centre, a flagship new facility of the University which offers state of the art space and support for international events.

The Glasgow Convention Bureau

The Glasgow Convention Bureau is an impartial, award-winning network of professionals providing free and dedicated conference support services for Glasgow Conference Ambassadors, from bid stage through to the conference taking place in the city. They will help in particular with accommodation, Civic Reception and tours.

Ex Ordo

Ex Ordo is the award-winning conference management software used during ISUF2021. Ex Ordo went above and beyond to support us through the entire conference workflow to manage submissions of abstracts and papers, reviews, egistrations, and so much more, packed in  the  most sleek and  user-friendly platform.

OUR SUPPORTERS

Finally, the UDSU team has the support of a number of public and private organisations around the city involved with conservation, housing and urban regeneration.

Contact info:

Department of Architecture
Faculty of Engineering
University of Strathclyde
James Weir Building
75Montrose Street
G1 1XJ – Glasgow
United Kingdom
Conference organisers: info@isuf2021.com
Disability and accessibility enquiries: +44 (0) 141 548 3097 architecture@strath.ac.uk

Find us

Technology and Innovation Centre
University of Strathclyde
99 George St
G1 1RD – Glasgow
United Kingdom

Contact info:

Department of Architecture
Faculty of Engineering
University of Strathclyde
James Weir Building
75Montrose Street
G1 1XJ – Glasgow
United Kingdom
Conference organisers: info@isuf2021.com
Disability and accessibility enquiries:
+44 (0) 141 548 3097
architecture@strath.ac.uk

Find us

Technology and Innovation Centre
University of Strathclyde
99 George St
G1 1RD – Glasgow
United Kingdom