11th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HUMANE HABITAT (ICHH) 2009

Theme:
Sustainable Humane Habitats:
Revitalising City Centres and Promoting Transit Area Development

Dates: Jan 29-31, 2009

Organizers:
International Association for Humane Habitats (IAHH)

Hosts:
Rizvi College of Architecture, Off Carter Road, Bandra West, Mumbai.  
400 050, India.

Invitation:
The International Association for Humane Habitat (IAHH) is pleased to  
announce the Eleventh International Conference on Humane Habitat  
(ICHH) 2009. It shall be hosted by Rizvi College of Architecture,  
Mumbai, India in association with The Council of Architecture, (COA);  
Brihan Mumbai Centre of the Indian Institute of Architects; Forum of  
Colleges of Architecture, Mumbai Region; Maharashtra Association of  
Schools of Architecture (MASA); Indian Association of Schools of  
Architecture; and the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA).  
ICHH 2009 shall be held from January 29-31, 2009 in Mumbai, India.

We are pleased to invite educators, researchers, architects, planners,  
engineers, social scientists, environmentalists, policy makers,  
administrators, developers, managers, corporate associations, non-
governmental organizations, concerned citizens and students interested  
in revitalizing city centres, encouraging public transportation  
systems, promoting transit area development and developing sustainable  
humane habitats to actively participate in ICHH 2009.

THEME

Sustainable Humane Habitats:

Revitalising City Centres and Promoting Transit Area Development

Sub-themes:

Revitalising City Centres and Transit Hubs

Sustainable Public Transportation

Cultural Nodes

Urban Squares and Civic Spaces

Sustainable Humane Habitats


  Theme:

Revitalising City Centres and Transit Hubs

The cities are being transformed rapidly with new economic development  
in different sectors of economy such as Information Technology and  
Services. While on one side it has led to mushrooming of shopping  
malls and multiplexes on the other side the areas around city centres  
and transit hubs have been neglected. The old city centers, suburban  
and district centers around transit hubs call for urgent attention of  
architects, planners and policy makers.

Sub-themes:

Revitalising City Centres and Transit Hubs

The areas around transit hubs usually provide a number of jobs in  
various businesses and commercial firms. They also act as city center  
or district centers with varied shopping facilities, formal and  
informal markets, a whole range of services and supporting small-scale  
workshops.

Sustainable Public Transportation:

As the price of petroleum products continue to rise, the importance of  
public transportation systems becomes more critical for the very  
survival of urban centers and agglomeration.

Cultural Nodes:

The areas around transit hubs also attract educational and cultural  
institutions as well as entertainment facilities. Cultural nodes often  
surrounding major educational facilities such as universities and  
colleges, cultural institutions such as theatre, opera house, museum,  
art galleries or entertaintment facilities such as cinema or  
multiplexes. Role of major urban intervention and development of new  
landmarks such as convention centre, large exhibition centres in  
promoting urban transformation.

Urban Squares and Civic Spaces:

While the traditional city centres provides adequate urban spaces as  
small and large squares and were surrounded by important open spaces  
in the form of gardens and parks, many of the contemporary cities lack  
such civic facilities.

Sustainable Humane Habitats

The case studies of traditional, modern and post-modern habitats  
including conservation, revitalization, redevelopment and development  
of new civic centres and transit area development projects.


Prof. Akhtar Chauhan,

Convener, ICHH 2009

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Abstracts

Abstracts (about 2000 words) by November 15, 2008 on A4 portrait  
format in Arial 10 font size along with brief curriculum vitae,  
passport details and a photograph of the speakers.

Final Papers

Final papers (about 8000 words) by January 15, 2009 on A4 portrait  
format in Arial 10 font size along with illustrations, photographs,  
slides and detailed curriculum vitae of the speaker.

REGISTRATION FEES

Delegates
Foreign (except SAARC) persons Early US $ 400 (before December 15,  
2008) / Late US $ 500.

Indian and SAARC countries Early INRs. 3000 (before December 15, 2008) /
Late INRs. 3500

Accompanying Persons
Foreign (except SAARC) persons Early US $ 300 (before December 15,  
2008) / Late US $ 400

Indian and SAARC countries Early INRs. 2000 (before December 15,  
2008) / Late INRs. 2500

Student Discount
Discounted registration for students shall be as follows:
Foreign (Except SAARC ) Students US $ 200
Indian and SAARC Students INRs 1500

Payments
Payments in favour of ” Rizvi College of Architecture Conference a/c”  
payable at Mumbai, India.

For further particulars, please contact:

Prof. Akhtar Chauhan, Convener ICHH 2009
ICHH Secretariat, Rizvi College of Architecture,
Off Carter Road, Bandra
West, Mumbai 400 050 India

Tel: 91-22-26050624 / 26044196
Fax: 91-22-26002744
E Mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.humanehabitat.org