Architectural and urbanistic operations after the 1998 Lisbon World Exposition

Grand Projects – Urban Legacies of the late 20th Century

The research team are proudly invite you to the international conference “Grand Projects – Urban Legacies of the late 20th Century”, that will take place in Lisbon, between the 17th and 19th February 2021. The event aims to debate the transformations that have taken place in urban territories over the last two decades by considering the impacts of late 20th century policies and policy conjunctures at an international scale.

Abstract submission is open until the 20th of September 2020 to researchers and scholars working in all areas of architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, sociology, geography, anthropology, cultural economy, and other related disciplines.

Conference Tracks

1_Mega-events and mega-projects: trends and demands


3_Terrain vague redevelopments

4_Environment Impact Awareness in Urban Developments

5_Methods and technologies on architectural design and urban planning

6_Urban policies

7_Urban competitiveness and social challenges

8_The role of artists and urban art

9_The Syndrome of Grand Projects: contamination processes between North-South, West-East, Global-Local

10_Urban analytics and city design

All abstracts will be reviewed by track co-chairs. After the notification of acceptance, participants are requested to submit full papers.  All accepted papers will be published in the online conference proceedings with ISBN, subject to author registration and payment.

One paper for each session will be selected for publishing in a Special issue of CIDADES, Comunidades e Territórios (a SCOPUS indexed journal), after a peer-review process.


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