Tenth International Conference on The Constructed Environment - University of California Berkeley, Clark Kerr Campus

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May 13, 2020 to May 14, 2020
California, California, United States
Subject Fields: 
Architecture and Architectural History, Environmental History / Studies, Humanities, Urban Design and Planning, Urban History / Studies

The Constructed Environment Research Network: a conference and journal founded in 2010, brought together by a shared interest in human configurations of the environment and interactions among constructed, social, and natural environments. Tenth International Conference on The Constructed Environment will be held in Berkeley, USA on date 2019/05/13.

The Special Focus is Embedded Natures: Human Environments and Ecosystemic Effects

The Tenth International Conference on The Constructed Environment 2020 covers topics such as:

  • Building Processes
    • Landscape construction
    • Building construction
    • From design studio to construction site: design and project planning
    • Spaces and sites of construction: urban, greenfield, rural, remote
    • Construction activities, processes, and flows
    • Project management processes and practices
    • Efficiencies: prefabrication and modularization
    • Time cycles, process transparency, quality management, and efficiencies
    • Building and construction regulation
    • The construction of access to wild spaces
  • Design and Planning Processes
    • Science in the service of technology
    • Design disciplines and practices in transition: architecture, engineering, industrial design, landscape architecture
    • Town and regional planning
    • Information, design and modeling technologies
    • Transportation modes and structures: reconfiguring flows
    • Local government in the planning process
    • Designing interior spaces
    • Parks in urban spaces
    • `Virtual` space and `real` space
    • Information flows in the constructed environment
    • Project planning
    • Form and function in space: how aesthetics relates to function
    • Involving stakeholders: participatory design
    • Inclusive design: a design for human needs, sensitive to human differences, affirming rights to access
    • Aesthetic paradigms: classicism, modernism, postmodernism, constructivism and other `isms
    • Consultation, negotiation and consensus building in the (re)design of the constructed environment
  • Social Impacts
    • Habitats: home, work, civic, business, natural
    • Functions of construction: housing, commercial, public, community
    • Cultural diversity and the built environment
    • Spatial cultures: the ethnography of space
    • Disabilities and corporeal differences in the built environment
    • Gender and the built environment
    • Addressing inequality and poverty in the built environment
    • Heritage values and practices in design, architecture, and construction
    • Values, ethics, and aesthetics in environmental decision making
    • The global and the local: applying human and material resources
    • Education and training for workers in the constructed environment
    • Leadership and management in the constructed environment
    • Research and evaluation methods in the constructed environment
    • Values and ethics in the constructed and natural environments
    • Human resources and workforces in the building and environment sectors
    • Law and regulation in and for the constructed and natural environments
    • Social impact analyses
    • Needs assessment and analysis
  • Environmental Impacts
    • Helping structures change, grow or end their useable lives-adaptations, renovations, and recycling
    • Materials, construction, and environmental sciences
    • LEED and other environmental certifications
    • Green construction, sustainable building practices
    • Water needs and sources: refiguring demand and access
    • Energy sources and destinations: reconfiguring grids
    • Waste creation, transportation, and recycling or disposal
    • Natural movements: floods, droughts, earthquakes and other acts of nature
    • Determining footprints: environmental impact analyses
Contact Info: 

Michele Hill - Conference Producer