Curtin architecture and urban planning symposium in Vietnam

Curtin University (an AusCham Member) academics will host an architecture and urban planning symposium in Ho Chi Minh City this month, bringing together international design experts, educators and practitioners to discuss the challenge of developing liveable cities.

The forum, entitled LIVEABILITY, will encourage conversations around intelligent and creative solutions for smarter and more sustainable cities, and living culture through the built environment. Identity living will be a key theme, with Curtin academics bringing to the table the design challenges experienced by Perth, one of the world’s most liveable cities, including urban sprawl, tourism and transportation. Emerging Vietnamese design firms such as MIA Design Studio, MM++ architects, Kientruc O, Group GSA and representatives from the HCMC University of Architecture will in turn consider Ho Chi Minh City’s position in the global context.

Khoa Do, Director of Teaching and Learning at the School of Built Environment, will moderate the forum, and together with Dr Francesco Mancini and Dr Tanja Glusac will discuss the development of space for academia, and the significance of transformative education on the future practitioner.

LIVEABILITY will be held on Saturday, 23 January 2016 at the Intercontinental Asiana Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City. Registrations can be submitted athcmc.curtinglobalstudio.com

 

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