‘The Entrepreneurial City’ is the theme for the 10th conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU). Nine conferences have been held in various countries across the world. In face of global and local environmental, social and economic challenges, we invite international planners and designers to deliberate on theories, design and practices on the topic Entrepreneurial City.


Based on four trends it seems timely to reconsider the Entrepreneurial City from a new perspective:
(1) A new scale of migration;
(2) The disruption of long established businesses and industries through new tech giants;
(3) The change from long-term employment to temporary jobs and self-employment;
(4) The environmental challenges of climate change demand us to fundamentally         reconsider how we work and live.


Relationships Between Urban Form, Economic Models and Productivity

Mapping the Impact of Informal Social-Economic Dynamics on Urban Space

New Urban Space and Typologies to Connect Working and Living

Social Entrepreneurialism and New Forms to Interact in Public Space 


14-16 December 2017 (Thursday to Saturday)


Yasumoto International Academic Park, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong  (Location map)

Key Dates

Call for papers: 1 March 2017
Extended deadline for abstract submission: 15 May 2017
Notification of abstract acceptance:  Mid of June  2017
Deadline for full paper submission: 18 September 2017
Extended deadline for abstract submission: 18 September 2017
Online registration opens: 22 May 2017
Deadline for early bird online registration: 14 August 2017
Online registration closes: 13 November 2017
Conference: 14-16 December 2017


International Forum on Urbanism, IFoU
Bachelor of Social Science in Urban Studies
Master of Science in Urban Design
School of Architecture
Faculty of Social Science
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Center for Housing Innovations
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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