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ForUm Expert Seminars, Conferences and Summer Schools

ForUm – “Forum for Urban Futures” – an international network of urban experts under the supervision of the Department of Geography, University of Cologne, Germany – is organising a series of international Summer Schools and seminars with financial support of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Two events per year are taking place in different Southeast Asian countries, whereas every conference is organised in close cooperation with the local Asian network partners.

The program focuses on an active contribution to the North-South-South dialogue in the field of worldwide urbanisation and provides a forum for exchange on concepts, research and application of Southeast Asian and German universities, institutions, private sector, civil society’s groups, including local NGOs and non-university partners.

More than 20 international experts from seven Southeast Asian countries and Germany are sharing their experiences and expertise and discuss challenges and conflicts in the field of urban development. Scientific presentations and discussions as well as city excursions and visits of international organisations and project sites complete the program.

Year

Location

Title

17 - 25 June 2018

Kuching, Malaysia

National Urban Development Strategies in Southeast Asia

19 - 25 January 2017

Khon Kaen, Thailand

Urban Systems in Southeast Asia II

7 - 13 September 2015

Nay Pyi Taw and Mandalay, Myanmar

Urban System in Southeast Asia I

29 November - 8 December 2012

Nay Pyi Taw, Taunggyi and Yangon, Myanmar

Housing for People & Urban Heritage for All

31 August - 8 September 2012

Cologne, Germany

Urban Natural and Social Risk Management in Southeast Asia

29 September - 8 October 2011

Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

Urban Regional Networks: Sustainable Urban Future

25 March - 5 April 2011

Manila, Cebu and Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

Regional Urban Networks: Urban Environmental and Risk Management in Southeast Asia

1 - 3 December 2010

Hanoi, Vietnam

Socio-Economically Sustainable Urban Development

21 - 31 October 2010

Jakarta and Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Urban Public Spaces and Governance in Southeast Asia

3 - 10 July 2010

Luang Prabang, Lao PDR

Challenges of Urban Heritage and Governance in Southeast Asia

22 August - 01 September 2009

Cologne and Berlin, Germany

Challenges of Urbanisation - The Role of Civil Society in Urban Development

1 - 11 March 2009

Kuala Lumpur and Penang, Malaysia

Challenges of Urbanisation - The Role of Civil Society in Urban Development

11 - 21 January 2009

Siem Rap and Battambang, Cambodia

Urban Heritage Management in Secondary Towns and Cities in Southeast Asia

10 - 20 December 2008

Hanoi, Vietnam

Urban Coherence II: Urban and Peri-Urban Developments – Structures, Processes and Solutions

21 September - 4 October 2008

Vientiane and Luang Prabang, Laos

Geographical Information Science for Urban and Regional Development in Asia and Africa

17 - 29 February 2008

Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand

Urban Coherence I: Urban and Peri-Urban Developments – Structures, Processes and Solutions

18 - 31 October 2007

Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, Cambodia

Urbanisation - Challenges and Conflicts: Urban Driving Forces II

23 - 31 March 2007

Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

Urbanisation - Challenges and Conflicts: Urban Driving Forces I

1 - 8 September 2006

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Networking in the field of Urbanisation – Challenges and Conflicts with a special focus on Decentralisation

16 - 29 October 2005

Cologne, Germany

Urban and Peri-Urban Developments – Structures, Processes and Solutions