From 11 to 14 February 2010 a meeting of the ForUm network coordinators took place in Bangkok. Country reports, new strategies and approaches of networking, new research methods and actions as well as date, topics and schedule for our upcoming events has been discussed. For your information you might download the minutes by the link below.
Participants: Ms. Frauke Kraas, Ms. Christine Knie, Mr. Sekson Yongvanit, Mr. Kwansuang Atipodhi, Ms. Monsicha Bejrananda, Ms. Eni Harmayani, Mr. Hartono, Ms. Saykham Thammanosouth, Ms. Ta Qunh Hoa, Mr. Kong Kosal, Mr. Noel Alegre, Mr. Tan Thean Siew
A new ForUm Newsletter arrived! It is already the 11th issue of our newsletter series, and I hope that we can compete with the past ten very good volumes! The first chapter concentrates on our last Summer School in Germany and provides the usual short picture-review, a list of participants and presentations, a collection of Kwansuang’s impressive drawings on civil-society and urban development as well as a summary of core ideas and interests of each country group that has been developed during the workshop. Complementary to the listing of theoretical concepts and ideas of research and cooperation, the second chapter provides reports of new concrete project activities and developments like the Mindanao Center for Urban Development Studies and the Indonesian Center for Housing and Settlement. Furthermore, a description of the new initiative and research approach on “Public Space as a Medium for Community Participation in the Development of Yogyakarta” is included as well as an introduction of two new research programms of Dr. Monsicha regarding sustainable urban tourism. Last but not least, you will find very practical information on the urban heritage training programme “Penang Apprenticeship Programme for Artisans”.
Editorial Urban coherence and social cohesion: People, above all
In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Juliet utters: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, By any other name would smell as sweet.”
I thought the same thing of Hanoi…, Bangkok, Chiang Mai…Siem Reap, Phnom Penh…Manila, Cagayan de Oro…Yogyakarta…Cologne…all the cities where ForUm trodded…
What’s in a city?
Description, guidelines and official application form you can download below.Please send your application together with CV and abstract of your presentation to Ms. Christine Knie (email@example.com)
Description, guidelines and official application form you can download below.
Please send your application to Ms. Christine Knie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
From February 17 – 29 this year already our third Summer School programme took place, hosted and organised by our friends from Thailand. After the summer schools in Philippine and Cambodia on urban driving forces, this conference has been the first one with the new focus on Urban Coherence. In the first part, which was held in Bangkok, the experts bridged the gap between the theoretical concept and practice on urban coherence in Thailand, followed by the second part in Chiang Mai with intensive discussions, contributions and exchange of experiences from all over Southeast Asia leading to the development of the coherence and cohesion definition which ends up as a marvellous “pizza”.
Dear colleagues, ForUm needs a logo! Please think about it and help to create something to identify our network and to convey the message of networking for Urban Future.
Please send your proposals before August 31, 2007, as bitmap or vector to Christine via e-mail (email@example.com) or you may also store it at your internet account and send us the URL for downloading.
We will collect all your ideas, bring them to the next Summer School in Cambodia and together we will select the best logo. The winner will receive a special award!
Looking much forward to your ideas,
Prof. Frauke Kraas