Call for papers

Productive Landscape

Discussion areas

The III BIA Urban Regeneration Forum is focusing on the RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE PRODUCTIVE ECONOMY AND THE URBAN FABRIC. What role can the new productive models play in urban revitalisation? What examples of best practices can be found in our surroundings? What actions can guarantee the greatest success of the footprint of the city on the territory? Which hitherto unknown stakeholders would drive a revolution towards a more balanced territory between production and consumption?

All these questions will be developed and researched in a CALL FOR PAPERS open to researchers and experts that will thresh out the issues according to three ways of approaching the theme.

L. Landscape and territory. How can production occur while taking distribution, waste and consumption into account? How can eco-sustainable short cycles, local productions and territorial strategies be generated? Which role can urban agriculture play in redefining the countryside-city limits?

M. Infrastructures and technology. How can technological industries be incorporated in city planning? How can obsolete infrastructures be recovered with new productivity models? How can the industrial heritage be safeguarded in this new territory version?

S. Housing and work. How can degraded productive territories be reinhabited and how can that occur in a residential setting? How can the tensions between production and urban life be managed? How can the housing stock be readapted to productionhousing coexistence? What are the new typological opportunities arising from the new work patterns?

Paper presentation

Authors whose papers have been accepted to be presented must register for the BIA Urban Regeneration Forum Congress within the set time period, submit the reviewed paper and attend the event. Accepted authors shall complete a form transferring the copyright and formally agree to present the paper at the BIA Urban Regeneration Forum Congress prior to being published in the programme.

The papers accepted for the Congress sessions and other selected papers will be included in a digital publication (with ISBN code), which will be distributed on CD or USB Drive at the Congress or through the BIA website. They will likewise be published in a print version.

There will be one person moderating each session. The moderators of each session will inform the authors in advance of its guidelines and general expectations. However, the organisers reserve the right to withhold a paper from the programme if the author has not complied with those guidelines. Non-compliance of the timeline established for the event or failure to provide the moderator with the material in advance may result in an author being excluded from the programme, even though their name may appear in the programme book.

If there are an insufficient number of papers submitted for a specific session, the members of the Organising Committee will reserve the right to review and appropriately amend the programme.

The deadline for submitting a paper for the different sessions of the BIA Urban Regeneration Forum Congress is 7 May 2018.

Authors shall submit their papers through the online platform provided by BIA Urban Regeneration Forum.

Submission requirements

The selected papers will be presented during the III BIA Urban Regeneration Forum Congress, which will be held in Bilbao on 20, 21 and 22 June 2018.

The papers will consider the topics outlined above. Authors may only submit one paper per session topic. The same paper may not be submitted for different topics at the same time. Each author may not submit more than two papers.

The papers must be recent studies and written in any of the following languages: Spanish, Basque or English. The BIA Urban Regeneration Forum Congress welcomes papers from planning professionals, researchers and students. However,the proposal should include the components set out belowin order to allow the members of the Scientific Committee to make a reasonable assessment of the suitability of the submitted papers:

•A brief description of the “subject”: the project, proposal or research topic that is the subject of the paper.
Background: theoretical basis, policy framework, governance context, economic conditions for the project.
Reference to two or more academic or official works, positioning the research topic or project in a specific discipline, theme or planning context.
•A brief description of the methods used for the work set out in the paper.
•A summary of the main outcomes, findings and lessons learnt.
•Submissions should be no longer than 2600 words (excluding footnotes, titles and bibliography).

The members of the Scientific Committee will conduct a double-blind peer review of each proposed paper. An ID number will be automatically assigned in order to ensure the anonymity of the authors.

Once the paper has been reviewed, the author will be notified whether the proposed paper has been accepted or rejected, and whether any amendments are needed or recommended