Este encontro destina-se a dotar a rede dos jovens investigadores em PRU de um fórum periódico de discussão dos temas de investigação em curso

Conferência "New Models for Innovative Management and Urban Dynamics", Faro, 12-14 Outubro, 2009

At a time of rapid economic change where the capacity of European cities to control their development towards a globally more sustainable development is at stake, it seems of utmost importance to identify the regimes, policies and tools that best suit land management strategies for urban dynamics within a general context characterized by globalization, fierce economic competitiveness, territorial competition and the strong need to conceive urban planning actions under the auspice of, for example, public-private partnerships or other innovative cooperative forms.
Previous studies in urban development show the decisive importance of the public actor’s ability to mobilize the required land resources for the success of urban projects. European cities largely differ from each other in their land ownership situation, building industry and real estate configurations, mortgage system, planning culture, policies, and management tools. However, the actual impacts of those differences on the success of urban development are poorly known, in spite of their utmost importance for European long term economic growth, especially for new Eastern EU members.
The main objective of the Conference is to discuss develop tools for a comparative framework of land management regimes and policies and to produce recommendations for land mobilization methods and tools in order to foster urban dynamics within a knowledge based society.

Target issues
- Discuss land management regimes and land policies prevailing in European cities and others across the world;
- Present urban allocation and reallocation tools;
- Present mobilization capabilities of cities and promote cases of sustainable development best practices; if possible promoting comparative framework and discussions;
- Discuss promotion and development of prevailing land management regimes, land policies and reallocation tools as well as long term monitoring procedures;
- Produce recommendations for further, funded research on land management for urban dynamics;
- Special emphasis will be given to urban development related with tourism and golf resorts.

Tentative guest speakers (initial proposal)
Eric Britton – New Mobility Agenda, Paris – Confirmed
Jon Burley – School of Planning, Design, and Construction, Michigan State University, USA.
Alan Berger, MIT, USA. “Strategic Options for Integrating Transportation Innovations and Urban Revitalization” MIT-Portugal Program

Call for papers
Papers or extended abstracts of 2 to 8 pages can be sent until the 12th of September 2009 in form of an e-mail attachment to the following address:

We call for the participation of the scientific community, mainly related to transport studies and land use management as well as politicians and administrative bodies (through the dissemination of information regarding regimes, tools, and implementation requirements of land management), practitioners, and main stakeholders (business corporations, investors, developers, environmentalists, and citizens in general).