Call for Papers


Design of New Generation Cities on the 100th Anniversary of the Republic Türkiye

İzmir Democracy University, Faculty of Architecture, Turkey, December 15-17, 2023

The 21st century has witnessed unprecedented urbanization and transformation, challenging the way we live, work, and interact within the urban fabric. As we embark on the journey of designing cities for the next generation, we believe it is imperative to reflect on the past, learn from the present, and envision the future. The dawn of a new century beckons us to envision cities that resonate with the spirit of progress, sustainability, and inclusivity. Our theme calls upon you to explore innovative strategies that will define the urban landscapes of tomorrow. Together, we seek to integrate cutting-edge technologies, environmental consciousness, and socio-cultural harmony into the fabric of our cities. Considering all these, the International Spatial Planning and Design Symposium, which aims to deal with the planning and design disciplines that face complex research and application problems within the framework of humanity, life and nature, will be organized (*) by Izmir Democracy University Faculty of Architecture on 15-17 December 2023. We are delighted to welcome you to the International Spatial Planning And Design Symposium ‘23, a gathering of forward-thinkers and innovators in the field of urban planning and design. In commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Republic, we embark on a journey to reimagine and reshape the cities of our future.

In the symposium, in which graduate student sessions will also be organized, the topics outlined below will be discussed.


– Theory and Practice

– Natural – Cultural Environment, People and Society

– Law, Politics, Actors and Governance

– Contemporary Approaches and Methods

– Climate, Ecology and Sustainability

– Disaster and Migration

– Protection, Memory, Heritage and Transformation

Abstract books were added under the program tab and were also sent to the participants via e-mail.