6th International Network of Tropical Architecture Conference
Tropical Storms as a Setting for Adaptive Development and Architecture
December 1-3, 2017
Over the next several decades, economic expansion and urbanization will continue along our worlds’ coasts. Coastal populations and billions of dollars of assets are at risk from intensifying and more frequent storms. Changing coastlines due to sea level rise will impact settlement patterns around the globe. The 6th iNTA2017 conference “Tropical Storms as a Setting for Adaptive Development and Architecture” will provide a platform for research projects pertaining to tropical and subtropical regions that address the most pressing social and environmental problems associated with an increasingly dense world facing climate variability, sea level rise and flooding risks in a moment when these issues are understood as critical in cities across the world. The conference organizers solicit participants working on these issues in the areas of architecture, construction, planning, historic preservation, land use and policy, engineering, real estate and environmental law, social and economic policy. iNTA2017 seeks participants whose research, implementation activities and proposals explore new opportunities for reinventing current economic and development paradigms in response to the extraordinary circumstance that tropical and subtropical regions worldwide are confronting due to storm hazards.
Papers are invited on the topics outlined and others falling within the scope of the conference. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted on line see link below. Delegates may also attend without submitting a paper.
The conference organizers encourage submissions on the following topics pertaining to tropical and subtropical regions:
- Impact of storm hazards and sea level rise on human settlement in major cities
- Coastal flooding, engineering, processes, and construction
- Urban adaptation response: design, planning, policy, governance, codes
- Urban infrastructures at risk: water management, energy, mobility
- History of tropical settlements and housing
- Tropical architecture as a global movement
- Conservation and restoration as adaptation strategies
- Cultural assets and influences on risk and response
- Technology and resiliency
- Socio-economic vulnerability
- Adaptive projects and urban paradigms
- Nawari Nawari (co-chair), Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, University of Florida, USA
- Nancy Clark (co-chair), Director CHU, Associate Professor, University of Florida, USA
- Vandana Baweja, Ph.D., University of Florida, USA – Frank Bosworth, Ph.D., AIA, Professor, University of Florida, USA
- Martha Kohen, Director CHU, Professor, University of Florida, USA
- Michael Kuenstle, AIA, University of Florida, USA
- Abel Tablada De La Torre, Ph.D., National University Singapore, Singapore.
- Johannes Widodo, Ph.D., National University of Singapore, Singapore
- Tilson William, Professor, University of Florida, USA
Head of Migration, Environment and Climate Change Division at International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Dina Ionesco is the Head of the Migration, Environment and Climate Change Division of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Dina has expanded IOM’s environment portfolio, leading the establishment of a dedicated Division that works at the policy and
Founding Director, WOHA Architects
Richard Hassell is the co-Founding Director of WOHA, an internationally-acclaimed architectural practice based in Singapore.
He graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1989, and was awarded a Master of Architecture degree from RMIT University, Melbourne, in 2002. He has lectured at universities around the
He graduated from the University of Western Australia in
WOHA launched a new book at the 2016 Venice Biennale, called Garden City Mega City, which shares strategies for the exploding
Chief Resilience Officer City of Miami
Ms. Gilbert leads the resilience strategy development for the City of Miami, and, in partnership with Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami Beach, for Greater Miami and the Beaches.
Additionally, as Director of the City’s Office of Resilience and Sustainability, Ms. Gilbert is charged with leading the City’s response to the impacts of climate change.
For over 20 years, Jane Gilbert has created and led public-private partnerships focused on strengthening our community within Miami. Jane was the founding Executive Director of Arts for Learning/Miami and Dream in Green, and later led Wells Fargo’s Community Affairs in South Florida. Ms. Gilbert served on the City of Miami’s Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee, Beacon Council’s One Community One Goal Steering Committee, Miami-Dade County Climate Change Advisory Task Force, and City of Miami NSP Task Force. Most recently, as a consultant to The Miami Foundation, Ms. Gilbert was the primary convener and writer of the successful, unified application by Greater Miami and the Beaches to the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities and managed The Miami Foundation’s civic leadership agenda on sea level rise.
AIA, ULI, NCARB
Mr, Borges is Principal of Borges + Associates Architects which is a leading world-class architectural design and consulting firm that has been involved in Major Real Estate Development projects within the United States and Internationally.
With headquarters in Miami, Florida serving North and South America and has been active with Offices in Maryland, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and India, the firm brings its award-winning portfolio of projects to the leading developers of these serviced markets.
Mr. Borges is currently the Chairman of the Miami AIA Sea Level Rise Task Force, has been appointed to the City of Miami Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee, serves in the Florida AIA Strategic Council with emphasis on representing South Florida and its SLR challenges. Has lectured at numerous organizations and institutions on the topic of Sea Level Rise with an emphasis on the architectural and urban design challenges. He is active member of both the Miami and Miami Beach Chamber and serves on the Executive Board and Advocacy Council, and Chairs it’ Pillar Board at the Miami Beach Chamber. He was featured as a FUTURIST/ARCHITECT on the upcoming documentary “Years of Living Dangerously” with Jack Black and has constant communications with world leaders and thinkers on the challenges of Climate Change and a focus on Sea Level Rise.
Principle of Hugh Dutton Asscociates (HDA)
Born UK 1957, with formative years in Jamaica and Canada. Hugh Dutton is
based in Paris France, specializing in glass and lightweight architectural structures. Trained as an architect at the Architectural Association in London he began his professional career with Peter Rice in Paris between 1981 until 1992, where Rice had founded RFR, a multi-disciplined office as an experiment to consciously muddle the traditional professional barriers in
Hugh Dutton co-authored Structural Glass with Rice, which recites many of RFR’s
HDA’s key work involves specialist design on a diverse interventions such as a footbridge for the 2006 Olympic games, superstructures for the existing and future terminal at Incheon, Korea, a dome for the Osaka Maritime
Hugh has also worked in Jamaica and the Cayman
Professor of Practice in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania; Author of Planning and Design for Future Informal Settlements
David Gouverneur received his M.Arch in Urban Design from Harvard University (1980) and his B.Arch from the Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas, Venezuela (1977).
He was Chair of the School of Architecture at Universidad Simón Bolívar, as well as a professor in this School’s Departments of Architecture and City and Regional Planning. He was Director of Urban Development of Venezuela. He was cofounder and professor of the Urban Design program and Director of the Mayor’s Institute in Urban Design at Universidad Metropolitana, both created with the support of Harvard University, in Caracas, Venezuela.
He is currently Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, teaching cross-disciplinary studios and theory/case study courses with an emphasis on the Global South. The production and products of his studios are frequently shared with partners in the host cities inducing further discussions and changes in local policies.
His main area of research focuses on the notion of Informal Armatures, a method to address the rampant self-constructed urbanization, which is already the dominant urban form in many countries of the Global South. These ideas condensed in his recent publications Planning and Design for Future Informal Settlements: Shaping the Self-Constructed City and El diseño de
He is Honorary Professor of the Universidad Rafael Urdaneta, Maracaibo, Venezuela and twice recipient of the G. Holmes Perkins Award for distinguished teaching at PennDesign. Since he joined PnnDesign, over 20 projects developed by his students have received ASLA, ULI, and Edmund Bacon Awards. He was co-recipient of the Venezuelan National Architecture Award in 2000 and in 2016.
The University of Florida is an American public land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research university on a 2,000-acre (8.1 km2) campus in Gainesville, Florida and traces its origins to 1853. The University of Florida is home to sixteen academic colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes. It offers multiple graduate professional programs—including business administration, engineering, law, dentistry, medicine, and veterinary medicine—on one contiguous campus, and administers 123 master’s degree programs and seventy-six doctoral degree programs in eighty-seven schools and departments.
The International Network for Tropical Architecture (iNTA) is formed as a networking platform for international researchers and practitioners to collaborate and learn from each other about problems and solutions pertaining to architecture and urban design in the tropical (and sub-tropical) regions, because of the shared climatic imperatives and opportunities in like regions. Tropical Architecture refers to man-made architectural and urban environments relating to the climatic and natural conditions of the tropical (and sub-tropical) regions, and interacting with various local specifics of culture, urban fabric and technology.
The Center for Hydro-generated Urbanism (CHU) proposes new paradigms for the evolution of water-based settlements. From retrofitting the metropolis to envisioning future development on the water, CHU advocates a reconsideration of fluvial and coastal urbanism and a recalibration of our settlement patterns in the context of climate variability; sea level rise and flooding; water, waste, mobility, and energy management; global economic shifts; post-industrial legacies; urban retreat, environmental migration and population growth within a urbanizing world. The Center develops interdisciplinary research and collaborative programs, symposia, and academic courses bringing global involvement in prospective studies on adaptation, environmental justice, and asset preservation of water borne cities around the world.
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