15 June 2012
The Congress is being held in Ankara from 11th to 15th July 2012 and is entitled "Planning to Achieve / Planning to Avoid: The Need for New Discourses and Practices in Spatial Development and Planning".
Dr Elisabete Cidre is presenting her paper on the track of "Heritage, Urban Cultures, Urban Design". The paper is entitled "Reconciling indigenous identity
through public realm conservation: lessons from the World Heritage City of Guimarães, Portugal". It
examines the importance of the practice of participative planning for embedding a
culture of understanding the wider value of heritage conservation. It reviews
institutional discourses and local practice of urban conservation and it
investigates the need for 'community commitment' in the social construction of
the public realm in contemporary urban design.