19 November 2012
Dr. Camillo Boano (MSc BUDD Director) and Dr. Colin Marx (PhD Program Director) attended the conference Cities to be Tamed? Standards and Alternatives in the transformations of the Urban South, at the Polytechnic of Milan, Italy, organised by Spazicontesi/Contestedspaces, and promoted by Politecnico di Milano/ DIAP, Department of Architecture and Planning and School of Architecture, in collaboration with the Department’s Laboratory of International Cooperation. Bianca Maria Nardella, PhD student at the DPU was also in attendance. Dr. Boano, was part of the Scientific Committee and in addition chaired a number of sessions on Design Principles and Informality, including acting as discussant for the Keynote Lecture between Nabeel Hamdi (former DPU) and Bruno de Moulder chaired by Alessandro Balducci. Dr Marx, presented his paper titled 'Re-envisioning Informal Settlements and HIV and Aids Together', while Bianca Maria Nardella presented her paper titled 'Orienting the Knowledge of International Urban Conservation in the Light of the Arab Revolutions'. The conference in Milan was very successful, garnering a large crowd, among them some DPU alumni and friends.