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International Conference on the Constructed Environment

Constructed Environment Conference 2011


Welcome to the website of the 2011 International Conference on the Constructed Environment. The conference will be held at the University Center in Chicago, USA  from  29-30 October 2011.

This conference will explore the forms and functions of the constructed environment during a time of dramatic and at times disruptive change. The conference is a cross-disciplinary forum which brings together researchers, teachers and practitioners to discuss the past character and future shape of the built environment. The resulting conversations weave between the theoretical and the empirical, research and application, market pragmatics and social idealism.

In professional and disciplinary terms, the conference traverses a broad sweep to construct a transdisciplinary dialogue which encompasses the perspectives and practices of: architecture, anthropology, business, design, economics, education, engineering, environmental design, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, sociology, town and regional planning, and transportation.

We invite prospective participants to submit a presentation proposal for one of the following parallel session options: a 30-minute paper; a 60-minute workshop; a jointly presented 90-minute colloquium session; or a virtual session. We also encourage innovative presentation formats, such as roundtables, staged dialogues, screenings and performances. Parallel sessions are loosely grouped into streams reflecting different perspectives or disciplines. Each stream forms a talking circle, an informal forum for focused discussion of issues and conference themes.

Participants may choose to submit written papers before or after the conference for possible publication in the peer reviewed The International Conference on the Constructed Environment. Virtual participants also have the option to submit papers for consideration by the journal. All registered conference participants receive a complimentary online subscription to the journal when registration is finalized. This subscription is valid until one year after the conference end-date.

If you would like to know more about this conference, bookmark the Constructed Environment Conference website and return for further information and regular updates. You may also wish to subscribe to ‘The Constructed Environment’, the Newsletter of the conference and journal.

For all inquiries, please contact the Conference Secretariat.


International Conference on the Constructed Environment

The Constructed Environment Conference is held annually in different locations around the world. The Inaugural Constructed Environment Conference was held in Venice, Italy in 2010 alongside the 12th Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.

The International Conference on the Constructed Environment is a presenter’s conference, comprised of numerous parallel sessions.The Conference organizing committee is inviting proposals to present 30-minute papers, or 60-minute workshops or 90-minute colloquium sessions. These may be:

  • Academic or research papers, or
  • Presentations describing educational initiatives.

The International Journal of the Constructed Environment

All registered participants (including virtual participants) have the option to submit papers to The International Journal of the Constructed Environment. Papers submitted for publication will be fully refereed through a peer review process. The publication decision is based on the referees’ reports. For more information about the journal please visit the Publish Your Paper page.